Here’s a career question for you all: How have female bosses affected your career? Do you notice differences in the way mentorship and sponsorship look when it’s coming from a female boss? I recently attended an event where an older woman shared with the group how she had inadvertently held back a woman’s career when … Read More about How Have Female Bosses Affected Your Career?
2019 Update: This article was originally published on Nov. 25, 2013. If you originally commented, please copy your original comment and paste it and an update on our new post pondering five-year career goals and generally updating this older post. Where do you think you’ll be in five years? TEN years? How do you think … Read More about Scroll Forward In Your Palm Pilots…
Readers who have been there: What’s your advice to other attorneys on how to deal with not making partner? Reader E recently asked: I was wondering if you could do a post on not making partner. I’m a sixth year at a large firm, and while I’m not being pushed out the door, my understanding … Read More about How to Deal with Not Making Partner: Reader Advice
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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
“How a Little Lipstick Could Add Thousands To Your Paycheck” — that’s the title of a recent Fortune article reporting on a new study. Anyone else feeling a little stabby? We thought we’d take a closer look at the research and discuss it here. Some questions to consider at the outset: Do you agree that “good grooming” affects your … Read More about Wear Makeup, Increase Your Salary?
Ladies, let’s talk about job hopping: Do you view it as the only way to get ahead? Do you worry about being viewed negatively if you’ve had too many jobs in too short a time? What do you think is the minimum time to stay in one job? In the recent past, job hopping … Read More about Job Hopping: Yea or Nay?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on morning routines for successful people — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on whether readers take time for themselves in the morning — or if they just get up and go to work. I’ve seen a TON of posts and … Read More about Morning Routines for Successful People
How should you respond when a coworker takes credit for your work? Reader N writes in with this great question: Surprised I can’t find this in the archives: How do you deal with a colleague (usually male) stealing your ideas, passing them off as his own in meetings with clients and/or repeating what you’ve said … Read More about What to Do if a Colleague Takes Credit for Your Work
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements? For those of you who do, is there a general number of percentage that you use as a goal (“if I meet at least 50% of the requirements, I’ll apply!”)? For those of you who’ve already gone ahead and … Read More about Do You Still Apply When You Don’t Meet the Job Requirements?
Performance reviews can be a bit intimidating, but they can also be great learning experiences, particularly when you get critical feedback. For today’s open thread, I thought we’d discuss: What’s the best feedback you’ve ever received in a performance review? I don’t necessarily mean the best compliment (but ladies, please share those too!), but rather the best note that … Read More about Performance Reviews: Running With Feedback
When your work suffers because of personal problems you’ve been struggling with — and your supervisor has noticed — how can you turn things around? Reader J wonders… I am a mid-level associate in Big Law. I switched firms in December of 2014. Today, I had my first review and it went very poorly — in Big Law … Read More about When Personal Problems Affect Your Job Performance