For those of you who often work outside of an office, have you tried some of the new female-focused workspaces popping up around the country, like The Wing or The Riveter? What are your thoughts?
Female-only networking groups: yea or nay? What female-only networking groups are you a part of now, have been a part of in the past, or would like to be a part of in the future? What are they getting right — and where are they wasting your time?
We’ve talked about the best professional organizations to join, as well as other ways to make new friends and build a book of business — but today, let’s talk about unconventional ways to build your network. Do you have sports, hobbies, volunteering, and clubs that you’ve found to be great sources of networking? Today, Rebecca Berfanger is … Read More about Four Unconventional Ways to Build Your Network
I recently saw some interesting photos at Banana Republic of sweaters styled as a layering piece, and since it IS that season where you may or may not need a sweater or cardigan, depending on temperature, wind, humidity, office AC, etc., I thought it might make an interesting discussion. If you’re not actively wearing the … Read More about How to Style a Sweater as a Layering Piece
This is kind of an abstract post, so I’ll ask some questions up front for you to think about as you read over it — what are your best professional networking tips, particularly regarding how to build your network, and then how to maintain a network? Which networks, associations and affiliations have been the most … Read More about How to Build Your Network — and Maintain It
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on holiday networking, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Here’s today’s question: what are your thoughts about holiday networking? What kind of events (whether through your office, professional organizations, alumni connections, or even friends’ parties) do you think are … Read More about Tips and Tricks for Holiday Networking
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a business cocktail party, and links have been updated below. If it’s summertime, you may want to check out our advice on summer work events — if it’s wintertime, you may want to check out some of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader … Read More about What to Wear to a Business Cocktail Party
Job-hunting is challenging enough when you have a typical full-time career — but how do you handle looking for a new position when you work long hours in a job that makes it hard to get away for networking and interviews? We’ve talked a lot about interviewing, job-hunting, and networking over the years (and certainly finding time to … Read More about How to Job Search When You’re Super Busy
I was thinking recently about the different mentors I’ve had over the years — as well as the different mentees — and I started wondering: what are best practices on both sides of the relationship? How can you get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship? What’s the best advice for how to be a great … Read More about Mentoring Advice: How to Be a Great Mentee (and How to be a Great Mentor)
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on the best LinkedIn settings — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on LinkedIn, including how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile in 2018. Ladies, do you sometimes feel a little intimidated or confused by LinkedIn privacy settings and LinkedIn … Read More about The Best LinkedIn Settings for Job Hunting
2018 Update: Hunting for sleeved dresses with pockets? Many of these options featured below are still available; we’ve also added a widget at the bottom with lots more options for sleeved dresses with pockets. I was just writing something about the best default thing to wear to a networking event (like a conference) where you don’t know what to … Read More about Sleeved Dresses with Pockets
Here’s a fun question, ladies: what are your best networking tips for younger women just starting out in their careers? What’s your best advice on how to network when you’re junior? We’ve rounded up some tips from readers in our last discussion, and I have some thoughts as well, but I’m curious to hear what … Read More about How to Network When You’re Junior