We recently contacted several top career coaches (many recommended by Corporette® readers!) to ask them to share their best career advice for professional women in BigLaw, BigFour, and other Big jobs. They shared their thoughts on growing your network and building your reputation, communicating with colleagues and making your expectations clear, keeping an open mind … Read More about The Best Career Advice from Coaches for Lawyers and Other Professionals
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I just heard a speaker talking about the importance of boundary rituals for doctors — little habits and rituals that set work-life boundaries to keep your work and personal life separated. I knew exactly what she was talking about, and thought it was such an interesting way of phrasing it — and I thought it … Read More about Work-Life Boundaries: Rituals and Other Ways to Separate Your Work and Personal Life
Somehow this came up with a friend recently — we were discussing times our lives had been “on hold” for one reason or another. I thought it might make an interesting conversation here — particularly about how to STOP putting your life on hold. Some questions, to kick off discussion: Have you ever wanted to … Read More about Is Your Life On Hold at All?
Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! What are you getting for your administrative professional today? In the past we’ve taken polls about the best administrative professionals’ day gifts like cash, flowers, and gifts like jewelry — and we’ve shared stories of our amazing assistants, as well as talked about what’s the best things we’ve delegated to him … Read More about Administrative Professionals’ Day – Open Thread
This is kind of an abstract post, so I’ll ask some questions up front for you to think about as you read over it — what are your best professional networking tips, particularly regarding how to build your network, and then how to maintain a network? Which networks, associations and affiliations have been the most … Read More about How to Build Your Network — and Maintain It
2018 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale? Keep an eye on this page to see our top picks when it starts — and sign up for our newsletter to get our workwear picks by email when the sale starts! The below content is about the 2018 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. Reader A is wondering … Read More about What to Wear to Law School Graduation
I’ve got a short little speech to give for an alumni mentoring thing in a few weeks, so my attention has turned to the important stuff: what to wear. (I’m being sarcastic here — obviously the content of your speech is the most important part!) But, considering that this is a fashion blog for overachieving … Read More about What to Wear for Public Speaking
It sometimes feels like half of the people I know have a diagnosis of ADHD, and I think managing ADHD in the workplace can take some finesse — so I asked my friend A to write a guest post for us. Thank you and welcome, A! – Kat Managing ADHD in the workplace (which encompasses ADD, … Read More about How to Manage ADHD in the Workplace
If you type in the phrase “is LinkedIn still relevant” on Google, the autocomplete suggestions include “is LinkedIn still relevant 2015,” “is LinkedIn still relevant 2016,” and so on — and since the answer for 2018 is still yes, it’s worth knowing how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile. The recommendations in our … Read More about How to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile
This question is for the lawyers and others who have to keep track of your time — what are your best tips and tricks on how to track billable hours? If you’re a lawyer who reviews time sheets (either at a firm or in house), we’d love to hear your thoughts on what’s acceptable, what’s … Read More about How to Track Billable Hours: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
A migraine striking while you’re hanging out at home is bad enough, but migraines at work are even worse. Not only do you have to deal with debilitating pain and other symptoms, but you have to consider how to handle the situation in a professional way — when all you want to do is go … Read More about Tips for Dealing with Migraines at Work
2018 Update: We still think this is a great roundup of the best financial books for beginners, but you may also want to check out our recent discussion on whether to invest in stocks or index funds. It’s been YEARS since we’ve talked about the best personal finance books for newbies, so we figured today we’d discuss … Read More about The Best Financial Books for Beginners