There was an interesting article in Greedy Associates a few months ago about “homing from work” — trying to achieve work/life balance by getting personal errands done during the day. I hadn’t heard the phrase before, but it’s obviously something I did while working long hours at the law firm, and something I’ve advised people … Read More about Homing from Work – What Personal Tasks Are OK/Good to Do At Work?
2019 Update: We still stand by this fun discussion with tips on rewarding yourself for a job well done — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on ways to celebrate professional wins. What are some good ways for rewarding yourself for a job well done? Reader L wonders how … Read More about Rewarding Yourself for a Job Well Done
Ladies, let’s discuss The Confidence Code. There’s the book, of course, and a lengthy excerpt appeared in The Atlantic a few weeks ago now. (Full disclosure: I have not yet had a chance to read the book yet, and suspect I won’t for a while. But the article is chock full of things to discuss … Read More about The Confidence Code: Let’s Discuss
Do you close career doors when you take a specialized job? How do you decide if it’s worth the risk of closing doors behind you? Reader A wonders: How to decide when you are at a career crossroads, if a great opportunity comes up, but it might close doors. (My best friend just got a … Read More about Closing Career Doors
Do you find it “empowering” to dress how you want? Do you think confidence gained by clothes is 100% of the answer for work — i.e., if it makes you feel confident, you can wear it to work? There was an interesting discussion here — years ago now! — that I just took another look … Read More about Professional Women and “Empowering” Clothes
How do you turn down opportunities at work when the timing isn’t right? Reader M wonders… I was recently asked to relocate offices (I work at a mid-sized law firm). The relocation would be something of a promotion based on the work I’d get to do and the people I’d get to work with. I … Read More about How to Turn Down Opportunities
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to find a great career to fit your personality — but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of personality tests and our latest discussion of whether your job is right for you. Careers and personalities are always a fun topic, … Read More about Careers and Personalities
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on when girly clothes become unprofessional, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. If you wear girly clothes, will you be seen as less of a professional? Reader A wonders… I recently parted ways with a company where … Read More about When Do Girly Clothes Become Unprofessional?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to step up your working wardrobe (and links have been updated below!), but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion from our Next Step series on the different tiers of professional clothing brands. How do you step up your working wardrobe … Read More about How to Step Up Your Working Wardrobe
What do you do when your boss gives you work that is beyond your skill level? Reader C asks a great question… How do you handle a situation when you’re asked to do a task you’re definitely not ready for? I am a newly admitted lawyer in my first job out of law school and … Read More about How to Do the Work You’re Not Ready For
How do you handle an incompetent boss? Reader C wonders… Corporette is my top go to blog for advice on anything career related. I haven’t found much on dealing with an incompetent boss though. Could you consider doing a post on how to handle a thoroughly incompetent boss? It’s almost worse than incompetent – she … Read More about The Incompetent Boss
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to celebrate big career wins- but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of ways to celebrate professional wins. How do you celebrate big career wins? Reader M wonders… I have a question for you and the hive mind…yesterday I ‘sealed … Read More about How to Celebrate Big Career Wins