With the holiday coming up tomorrow, I thought it might be a great time to discuss brain candy books — what have you read lately that you can’t wait to recommend to friends? What are you eager to read again? (Let’s try something new — please preface your comment with the category of the book … Read More about Brain Candy Books and Other Fun Summer Reads
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Harvard Business Review had an interesting article a few months ago about how self-awareness can be critical to career success, particularly as a leader, and I thought it might be interesting to discuss here. How self-aware are you, both internally and externally — and if you’re lacking one of those skills, how can you become … Read More about How Self-Aware Are You?
Here’s a topic we haven’t talked about in forever: what are your best tips office gym etiquette? Whether your workplace has a gym for employees, there’s a gym near the office so you always see coworkers there before, after, or during work — or you’re traveling with coworkers and see them at the hotel gym … Read More about Etiquette Tips for the Office Gym and the Gym Near the Office
Which are the best women’s suits of 2018, whether for a stylish interview outfit, a power suit, or some other major career event? (Or, hey: a simple, chic suit often makes a great work outfit all by itself!) We’ve recently updated The Corporette Guide to Interview Suits, but we haven’t talked about the best suits … Read More about The Best Women’s Suits of 2018: Affordable, Designer, and Everything In Between
Do you like your job (or career)? If you were asked, “is your job right for you,” what would you say? There are a number of different ways to ponder this question — whether the work-life balance you’ve got is the job/career is the work-life balance you want; whether the salary for the job is … Read More about Red, Yellow, Green: Is Your Job Right For You?
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
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