Are colorful pants appropriate in an office setting? Are they for young’uns only? Reader J sent in this question a while ago: Question – today’s trends are to wear colored pants. What are your thoughts on wearing colored pants to an office setting on casual fridays? And, more relevant to me, what are your thoughts … Read More about Colorful Pants and Professional Women
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to respond to a good bonus, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. How do you respond to a generous year-end bonus — after all, yippee is out. So how do you professionally respond to a good bonus? … Read More about How to Respond to a Good Bonus
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on holiday tips, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. We’ve talked about what to tip your secretary for the holidays before, but we haven’t talked about the bigger question of other tips and year-end gifts — I’ve been getting … Read More about Holiday Tipping
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
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on buying jewelry for your secretary, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Ever wonder what to get your mother, secretary, or sister in law for the holidays? Jewelry always seems like a safe choice, but you have to do … Read More about How to Buy Jewelry For The Women In Your Life
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on hyphenated names and email addresses, and links have been updated below. What IS the convention on hyphenated names and email addresses? Does it matter if you have a long, unwieldy email address? We’ve talked about how to choose a last name (as well as … Read More about Hyphenated Names and Email Addresses
2014 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on Halloween office costume ideas — but we also rounded up our own list of the very best reader suggestions and more for smart costumes for smart women in our more recent discussion on how to dress for Halloween — at work. Halloween is one … Read More about Halloween at the Office
How do you transition your wardrobe from business casual to business conservative? Reader J has a great question: I recently received an offer to work in a firm that has a business dress code. I’ve been working for the last few years in a business casual environment, and I’m not sure how to adjust my … Read More about Transitioning From Business Casual to a Conservative Office
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion of how to deal with nosy coworkers — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussions of work-life boundaries, as well as our discussion of where do you draw the line between personal and private at work. How do you fend off questions … Read More about How Personal Can You Keep Your Personal Life? How to Deal with Nosy Coworkers
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear on the first day at a very casual law office — but you may also want to check out our newer discussion on what to wear on your first day at work. (You may also want to check out our Ultimate Guide to Business … Read More about What to Wear on the First Day at a Very Casual Office
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on when do you offer to pay for your share of lunch — links have also been updated below. What is good business lunch etiquette where interns or summer associates are concerned — when should you offer to pay for your share of lunch? In general, when in … Read More about Business Lunch Etiquette: When Do You Offer to Pay?
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on when girly clothes become unprofessional, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. If you wear girly clothes, will you be seen as less of a professional? Reader A wonders… I recently parted ways with a company where … Read More about When Do Girly Clothes Become Unprofessional?