On a typical workday, what break activities are acceptable at work? Do you ever do things on a break that you would you cringe if a boss or colleague saw you doing?
What clothes do you keep at your office — and how does the list vary if you’re in a business casual office versus a conservative office?
How can you be a good remote worker? With holiday travel coming up (where you may end up working remotely), and New Year reflections coming up (“going remote” might be one of your goals for 2019), I thought we’d discuss. Some notes from previous reader discussions on how to be a good remote worker: Explain your strategies … Read More about How to Be a Good Remote Worker
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
These are some of our best tips on how to work from home effectively…
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
Here’s a fun question for today: are you for or against swearing at work? Do you think less of colleagues and bosses who do it — or does context matter (e.g., you’re only against it if someone is swearing out of anger or swearing around little kids (or older colleagues)?) Or does your vocabulary rival … Read More about Swearing at Work: Yea or Nay?
Readers, what’s your best advice for how to deal with extreme coworkers? We’ve talked about what to do when your boss has it out for you, as well as difficult coworkers who throw temper tantrums, but not in a while — so I asked lawyer/journalist Rebecca Berfanger to offer some advice… – Kat Have you … Read More about How to Deal with Extreme Coworkers
How would you define “executive presence,” particularly for women? Have you worked to build your executive presence? What are your best executive presence tips? Here are some qualities of women with executive presence that Corporette readers have mentioned during conversations that have taken place in the comments: having a “cool, calm, and commanding” presence being a skilled public … Read More about Executive Presence for Women Leaders
2017 Update: We still stand by these easy office decor ideas — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of the best places to get cute office decor. Ladies, what are your favorite easy office decor ideas? What’s the first thing you do in any new office, and what ideas … Read More about Affordable, Easy Office Decor Ideas