Do you need to do something special for interviews and big days if you have a foot tattoo (and can’t, say, wear pumps and pantyhose)?
Have you found great mentors through alumni events? What is the best alumni event (or networking event in general) that you’ve ever attended? Have you done alumni mentoring, on either side?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice for what to wear for a presentation or TV appearance — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on what to wear for public speaking. What should you wear when you’re the star of a corporate presentation, or making a TV appearance … Read More about Guest Post: What to Wear For a Presentation or TV Appearance
Is your job very location-specific — and have you ever wondered what would happen to your career if you picked up and moved away from the “company town,” embarking on a long distance job search in the process?
Does your law firm have some tricky recruiting events where you’re not sure what to wear? Here are our best tips…
How do you maintain professional contacts on a regular basis? You don’t want to be the junior person who only reaches out when you need something, and you don’t want to be the person who constantly pesters your mentors and contacts with questions — but where is the middle ground? Reader K wonders: Curious what … Read More about The Care and Maintenance of Professional Contacts
How can you feel confident during an interview when you don’t feel the best in your clothes? A petite and plus-sized reader wonders how she can look her best, short of losing 40 pounds in a week: Interview suits for the short and round. Please help! I admit it. At 5’2″ and a size 14/16 … Read More about Feeling Too “Fat” to Interview
If you’re new in the field, should you expect your boss to introduce you to her contacts and take you to networking events? How can you ask her to start helping you network? Reader S wonders… I’m new in my career in a small office and my boss is well established in our field. She … Read More about Asking Your Boss For Help With Networking
A reader wondered: What is the modern-day dinner party, and how can it positively/negatively affect your career? I’ve had a couple situations where I’ve thrown dinner parties for older colleagues or bosses, and I’m afraid that I don’t really know the all the “rules.”
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of whether scarves are professional enough for conferences — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to wear scarves to work. Are scarves professional enough for conferences? Are there some ways of wearing a scarf that are more professional than … Read More about Are Scarves Professional Enough?
Can you keep your Facebook account private from colleagues and professional friends? Can you grow your career by networking on Facebook and still have a semblance of a personal life? What is the polite way to respond when asked, as Reader E was, to join a Facebook Group for a committee she’s on? I recently … Read More about Worlds Colliding: When Networking Groups Want You to Join a Facebook Group
Have you heard of “strategic volunteering” — and are you doing it?