A reader wondered how to handle it when her team had to hurry to catch a train, and she couldn’t keep up because of her heels.
If opposing counsel likes to send you correspondence by fax, is it rude to reply by email? A young woman lawyer wondered.
What’s the best way to style long hair for job interviews if you’re a woman in your early 20s? Could wearing it down make you look too young? Reader D wonders: How should a 20-year-old style her long, straight hair for the interview process for a management consulting job? Is wearing it down and straight too young/collegiate? Is styling … Read More about How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews
Should you join the office boys’ club if you’ll be the only woman? What if your male coworkers meet and talk shop outside of work while taking part in an activity — such as tennis or golf — that you don’t even like? Reader K, who works outside of the U.S., wonders: I have a question regarding the ‘old boy’s … Read More about Joining the Boys’ Club When You’re a Woman
What do you wear to an event that calls for a “resort casual dress code” for business clothing? (Or: what do you wear to beachy conferences?) Key factors: You already look young for your age, you’re at least 20 years younger than any of your colleagues, and you’ll be meeting some of them for the first time. … Read More about The Resort Casual Dress Code (And What to Wear to Beachy Conferences)
If you’re out to lunch with partners, should you EVER pick up the tab? Oh, and also: you’re the youngest person present and the only woman. We’ve talked about summer associates paying for lunch, but Reader B has a slightly different situation. Here’s her question: I work in a small firm (12 attorneys) with a pretty casual … Read More about Lunch with Partners: Who Picks up the Tab?
While doing our round-up of knee-high boots, I was struck by how things have changed in such a short time — when I first started this blog, knee-high boots were still pretty scandalous, and over-the-knee boots (or OTK boots) were completely, totally risqué. Cut to today, and they’re EVERYWHERE — flat versions, high-heeled versions, on … Read More about Over-the-Knee Boots at the Office?
A reader was told by her boss that she looked “too serious” or sometimes angry — so she should smile more.
What should you do when a flirtatious colleague — one who’s kind of your boss — is hitting on you at work? Reader J wonders… I am a (female) BigLaw associate, who has become the focus of flirtatious attention from a (male) partner, who (1) works in another, but near-ish office, (2) is on the Executive Committee, and (3) has … Read More about How to Tell a Flirtatious Boss to Stop Hitting on You
Here’s a fun question for you: are you the office mom*? I’ve read that being the office mom tends to hurt your career because people see you as, well, the MOM instead of the professional you are. So here’s the Q: do you agree that being the “office mom” is a bad thing — or … Read More about Are You an Office Mom?
This week, in our Summer Associate Series*: what are some of the business etiquette tips that summer associates and interns should know? Etiquette can often be one of the hardest things for schools and mentors to impart — but of course it matters, and business etiquette is something we’ve talked about a LOT through the … Read More about Summer Associate Series: Business Etiquette for Interns (and other Newbies)
Does your law firm have some tricky recruiting events where you’re not sure what to wear? Here are our best tips…