Reader L wonders if she can ask her adjunct professor for help finding a job: I have an etiquette question for you. I am a third year law student looking for a job after graduation, preferably at a small firm or a nonprofit. One of my classes is taught by an adjunct professor who practices … Read More about Help from the Adjunct: Networking to Find a Job
When is the best day to email someone? Reader M wonders about this when she’s had a job interview and needs to send her follow-up email… Imagine that I’m corresponding with someone about a job — potential boss, hiring manager, whomever. The ball’s been in their court for a week. It’s now Friday afternoon. Am … Read More about What’s the Best Day to Email?
Should you network while sick? Reader M wonders, particularly when it comes to clients she already has… I haven’t seen this covered in your advice column and have just bumbled my way through a client meeting while heavily drugged with Sudafed and wanted your take on what a better approach would be. I work in … Read More about Meeting the Client… While “Heavily Drugged” with Cold Medicine
Do people look down on professional women whose husbands have “blue collar” jobs? Reader C worries about her fiance, a mechanic… My question is this: I am an aspiring law student who comes from a poor background. I really have no idea how educated people *truly* look at those who have less of an education … Read More about The Blue-Collar Husband
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to do when you’re held back because you’re too good at your current job, but you may also want to check out this more recent discussion of how to find sponsors at work. Have you ever been denied a promotion because you were too good … Read More about When You’re Held Back Because You’re Too Good
Reader S has a question about how to get the work she wants… I am a second year associate at a big New York firm. I am in the corporate team and we rotate through two specialty groups within corporate before choosing a specialty. For my first rotation I was assigned to something that I … Read More about How to Get the Work You Want
A reader wondered how to thank your references if you’re job hunting…
How DO you deal with misogyny in the workplace? Reader J writes about a less than stellar lunch with male coworkers, concluding that she basically works with sexist pigs… My current workplace is relatively gender-balanced, and after a year of working here I haven’t really encountered any overt sexism. However, at a colleague’s small farewell … Read More about Oink Oink: When You Work with Sexist Pigs
How can you take advantage of a chance meeting with the VIP? Guestposter Belle from CapHillStyle weighs in.
If you have special eating needs, how do you navigate the business lunch, as well as other noshing and networking events? What are the best tips and practices for enjoying a gluten-free business lunch? Today’s guest poster, Valerie from City|Life|Eats, tackles this very issue. Valerie is an old friend to Corporette, having written here before … Read More about How to Be Gluten-Free in a Business Environment
How do you handle questions about Ramadan at work? I think this is a great topic because awkward questions arise in a lot of different situations, whether the question stems from a religious practice (Ramadan, observing the Sabbath, ashes on Ash Wednesday), a medical issue (allergies, Celiac disease, etc), or a personal preference (e.g., a … Read More about How to Handle Awkward Questions at the Office
Update: We still stand by this advice on Greek affiliations and your resume — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent resume advice, including the 6 new resume rules. (If you’re looking for OCI advice, we’ve rounded up all of our best advice here.) Should your Greek affiliations be … Read More about Greek Affiliations and Your Resume