Female-only networking groups: yea or nay? What female-only networking groups are you a part of now, have been a part of in the past, or would like to be a part of in the future? What are they getting right — and where are they wasting your time?
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We’ve talked about the best professional organizations to join, as well as other ways to make new friends and build a book of business — but today, let’s talk about unconventional ways to build your network. Do you have sports, hobbies, volunteering, and clubs that you’ve found to be great sources of networking? Today, Rebecca Berfanger is … Read More about Four Unconventional Ways to Build Your Network
We’ve talked a lot about morning routines from a health and sanity perspective — but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about everyone’s morning office routines — particularly about whether people have built any good habits for the morning routine at work, or how they ensure productivity as soon as they get to the office. … Read More about Morning Office Routines – What Do You Do As Soon As You Get to the Office?
Wondering what to say in a goodbye email — and what NOT to say? Guestposter Amy M. Gardner shares her best tips…
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion of how to keep your personal life private at work — 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. Keeping aspects of your … Read More about Do You Keep Your Personal Life Private at Work?
Here’s a fun question for today: What are your best tips for someone on what to wear on your first day at work? Do you play it very safe with your interview outfit? If it’s a business casual environment and a suit isn’t appropriate, what do you wear for your first-day outfit? We’ve talked about … Read More about What to Wear on Your First Day at Work
I recently saw some interesting photos at Banana Republic of sweaters styled as a layering piece, and since it IS that season where you may or may not need a sweater or cardigan, depending on temperature, wind, humidity, office AC, etc., I thought it might make an interesting discussion. If you’re not actively wearing the … Read More about How to Style a Sweater as a Layering Piece
Hunting for the best resources for new managers? Whether you’ve been recently promoted to management status or are hoping to get to a supervisor level in the near future, there are many good resources for new managers that are worth checking out, including blogs, videos, books, and podcasts. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites (as … Read More about The Best Resources for New Managers
Here’s something we haven’t discussed recently: how to handle imposter syndrome. If you’re not familiar with imposter syndrome, it’s that lovely feeling that you’re successful because you’re tricking everyone about your intelligence or insights, that you’re the recipient of incredible luck to have come this far, and that any day now someone will figure you … Read More about How to Handle Imposter Syndrome
We just rounded up all of our best law school resources for women onto one page, and we thought this would be a great mini-topic for today: For the lawyers out there, what do you think the best blogs for women law students are? Some of the ones that I would add for your consideration … Read More about The Best Blogs for Women Law Students
This summer we’ve been updating our Guides to Suits (here are our latest roundups of the best suits for women in 2018, a specific roundup of plus-size suits and stylish petite suits) — so over at CorporetteMoms today we’re updating our roundup of the best maternity suits for professional women. Of course… pickings are slim, … Read More about Where to Find Interview Suits if You’re Pregnant
With OCI week coming up at different schools, I thought now might be a great time to round up some of our interviewing resources, as well as to ask the readers — what are your best on-campus interview tips? Do you think on-campus interviews need a different set of skills than regular interviews? What’s the … Read More about Our Best On-Campus Interview Tips and Resources