Which are the best books and blogs to read if you’re a woman MBA student? Reader M wonders… I love your blog and find all of the fashion and career advice incredibly helpful. You address a lot of corporate issues and a lot of legal and I was just wondering if you knew of any … Read More about Best Reading for MBA Students
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a company golf outing — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on what to wear to a work-related golf event, or our entire post on what to wear to summer associate events. What do you wear … Read More about What to Wear to a Company Golf Outing
When do you call work associates by their last name (such as Ms. Griffin), or by another title (such as Attorney Griffin)? Do you have a preference how work associates refer to you — and how do you communicate that? Does calling someone else “Ms. Griffin” make you look young? I’ve gotten a number of … Read More about That’s Ms. Griffin To You: When To Use Last Names
How can you promote your friends and colleagues in a positive way? Considering all the talk from Lean In about how women should be more supportive of each other in the office, I thought this was a great question from Reader E: I am an intern (waiting on bar results) at a small law firm. … Read More about How to Promote Your Friends Professionally
A college student wondered: what should she wear to a business casual networking event (or: recruiting events) — especially in the winter?
If you’re invited to a holiday party at your boss’s house, what should you wear? Here’s how to figure it out..
What do you talk about at cocktail parties — particularly when you’re trying to network? I’ve gotten a few questions like this recently, such as the one from Reader K, below: I was invited to a co-workers party last weekend and I was the ONLY person from the office there. I didn’t know anybody, not … Read More about Party-Appropriate Conversation Topics
If there’s a networking events for alumni, can you go even if you’ll know no one there? Reader S wonders… I just received an invitation to what looks like a really interesting and fun networking event for a BigLaw firm I used to work at. The invite went out to all its “women alumni.” Normally … Read More about Alumni Networking – When You Know No One
These are some of our best tips on how to secretly use LinkedIn to change careers!
How do you network at a conference where you know no one? Reader A wonders… I’ve been a lawyer for about one year, and I’m going to my first national conference in a couple of months. I’m the only person from my firm going, and I don’t anticipate knowing anyone there. Do you have any … Read More about How to Network at a Conference
Which are the best watches for professional women? Is it still worth investing in a quality watch, even though everyone uses their cell phone or computer to check time? Reader L wrote in to ask about watches: I searched your site and found the post on digital watches, but I would love your (and your … Read More about Professional Watches for Women
How do you use friends of friends in your job hunt — whether through LinkedIn, Facebook, or just real life? There have been an number of questions about this lately, including Reader A, below… her friend may be starting work at a company with a great work environment and has offered to refer her for … Read More about How to Use Friends of Friends In Your Job Hunt