What should you wear for your internship or summer associateship? Welcome to the first installment of our Summer Associate Series! Name aside, we hope this series will be helpful to ANY intern, whether you’re a law student or another woman interning in a conservative office for the summer. First up in our series: WHAT TO … Read More about Summer Associate Style: What to Wear For Your Internship
When you have to take time off work for frequent doctors’ appointments, how can you schedule them to minimize the effect on your workday? What are the best ways to explain your absences to your boss, secretary, and other coworkers? Reader L wonders what our best tips are for handling frequent doctors’ appointments: I was … Read More about Handling Frequent Doctors’ Appointments
What should you wear — and not wear — to look professional (and stay cool) when it’s hot outside? Which summer work clothes are the best? We’ve recently gotten two reader questions on the question of how to look professional when it’s hot. First up, Reader M wonders: Hi. I’m 30 years old. I am … Read More about Summer Work Clothes: How to Look Professional When It’s Hot
Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of how to deal with offensive clients — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion about the colleague who offered the reader’s firstborn to sweeten the deal. How do you deal with men at work making derisive comments about the expense … Read More about Offensive Clients: How to Deal
Are mirrors too girly to have in your office? Which mirrors are best for the office? Reader A wonders… I am six-months into my first post-school job and am (as per your advice) slowly decorating my office. I’d really like to have a mirror in my office to check my makeup before meetings, etc. But, … Read More about Mirrors and the Office
Although Wednesday is officially Administrative Professionals Day, it’s been spreading into a weeklong affair for a few years now. Readers, what are you getting your administrative professionals to celebrate? Some past reading for you: we’ve taken polls on administrative professionals day gifts before, talked about how and what to delegate to your assistant, and swapped … Read More about Happy Administrative Professionals Week!
How do you handle a lot of religious and political talk at the office — particularly if you disagree with it? Reader S wonders: Could you do a post about politics at the office? I am a moderate liberal, and my approach has always been to avoid discussing politics at work at all, except when … Read More about How to Deal with Political Talk at the Office
Do you find it “empowering” to dress how you want? Do you think confidence gained by clothes is 100% of the answer for work — i.e., if it makes you feel confident, you can wear it to work? There was an interesting discussion here — years ago now! — that I just took another look … Read More about Professional Women and “Empowering” Clothes
What do you wear when you want to show authority without wearing a suit? We’ve talked about what to wear when a suit doesn’t feel right, but Reader R is looking for authoritative clothes that aren’t intimidating and travel well… I recently started a new job as in-house counsel. As part of my responsibilities, I … Read More about I Can’t Wear a Suit — But Want to Show Authority
A reader wondered how to wear colorful pants to work — and if only younger women could wear them.
A reader wondered: what is the business etiquette for responding to a generous 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