Here’s a fun fantasy open thread for today: If you could start your own business, what would it be, and why? Would you want to own a local bookstore, for example — or build a huge startup that you sold after a super intense few years?
Do you keep a failure résumé? What are three big things you might put ON a failure résumé, if you did keep one?
There have been some really interesting threads and reader questions lately about celebrating professional wins (including whether you can you throw a party for yourself) — so let’s discuss. What are YOUR favorite ways to celebrate professional wins?
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?
What’s the best way to dress for informational/informal interviews that may or may not lead to “real” job interviews? Should you play it safe and wear a suit, or is it appropriate to dress a bit on the casual side?
There was an interesting article in Forbes about how power women wake up early, and commenters seemed interested in talking about it more, so I thought we should explore in an open thread. How early do you get up? What do you do with the time? Any tips that make it easier to get up … Read More about How to Get Up REALLY Early for Me Time
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…
We compiled reader advice to other attorneys on how to deal with not making partner, and asked for more comments.
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?
How bad is job hopping? What do you think is the minimum time to stay in one job?
What should you wear when you want a promotion? Reader U wonders for her business casual office…