Reader H wonders whether students should get business cards… A couple weeks ago, you did a post about stationery and handwritten notes. In the run-up to OCI, I’m wondering if I should order business cards. Many law schools offer student business cards but I personally think the branding is sort of tacky and would much … Read More about Business Cards for Everybody!
Reader R has a question that goes pretty well with our discussion of networking with older men — how to network with older women. Here’s the question: I’m a 24 year old summer clerk with a public defender’s office. I got the gig by networking through my friends; specifically, by getting to know their mothers … Read More about Networking with Older Women
Should you send a thank-you letter by e-mail or by snail mail — and on letterhead or stationery? Reader K wonders… I am a rising 2L and am starting to prepare for the upcoming interview season. I’ve always been told to write “Thank Yous” after an interview. I haven’t had stationary since high school and … Read More about Personal Stationery and Thank You Letters
Can a younger woman network with older men without getting into questionable situations? My friend J told me of her interesting dilemma over the weekend… She’s traveling a lot for business these days, and on one of her latest trips she sat next to an older businessman. She’s generally against talking to her seatmates, but … Read More about Networking with Older Men
Reader L has a question about what to wear for a business meeting in the Bahamas… Unlike many of your readers, I am not a lawyer but am an MBA grad working in Investor Relations. After a couple of years of trudging through the economy, the management team has decided to have our small strategic … Read More about Resort Chic — for a Business Meeting in the Bahamas
20210 Update: We still stand by these SAHM career tips, particularly for lawyers turned stay-at-home moms — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent stories on stay-at-home parents, including what you need to know about strategic volunteering, and what to consider when you’re thinking about not returning to work … Read More about Staying in the Game: Tips for Stay at Home Moms
2016 Update: We still stand by this advice below about fitting a social calendar into a busy life, but do check out our latest discussion about ways to make time for friends when you work a lot. I don’t think we’ve talked about this yet, and I’m curious what readers say. Your job is important, … Read More about Fitting a Social Calendar Into a Busy Life
Here are my best tips on how to use LinkedIn if you’re junior — including why I think LinkedIn is a way to recognize an already-present relationship, not a way to begin a friendship.
When you’re just starting out, how can you look professional without looking like you think you’re in charge?
Reader J has a good question about changing your name after your divorce — it seems like a good follow up to last week’s conversation about gender-neutral names (and the commenters’ discussion of Miss, Ms., and Mrs.). I was hoping you could address (and gather some opinions about) the issue of how one should go … Read More about Professional Name Change Fun… After Divorce
Reader M has a question about gender-neutral names… I am a new practicing attorney with a gender-neutral name. I’ve been in practice since October (4 months) and have already received at least 10 correspondences addressed to “Mr. Last Name.” Aside from making a phone call to the offending party and changing the footer in my … Read More about Dear Sir: The Problem with Gender Neutral Names
Reader L has an excellent question about references when you haven’t been working long… I’ve been at my current job for three years come March. It is my first job post-college, aside from a six-month internship. I am looking to leave. While the actual place of employment and coworkers are fine, I don’t enjoy what … Read More about References — Who To Ask When You’ve Only Had One Job