2020 Update: We love the readers’ input on what to wear to a company picnic or to watch baseball with coworkers — you may also want to check out our entire guide to tricky summer associate events just like this! What do you wear to attend a company picnic and watch a baseball game — … Read More about What to Wear to a Company Picnic or to Watch Baseball with Coworkers
2020 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to look stylish and professional at a business casual office, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. When you’re used to dressing conservatively for work and your new office is much less formal, how do you put … Read More about How to Look Stylish and Professional at a Business Casual Office
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
Looking for the best tips on changing careers? These are Kat’s best tips on how to find a new career — and what to consider before you start making moves.
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on the best LinkedIn settings — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on LinkedIn, including how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile in 2018. Ladies, do you sometimes feel a little intimidated or confused by LinkedIn privacy settings and LinkedIn … Read More about The Best LinkedIn Settings for Job Hunting
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?
A new MBA student has plenty on her plate: classes and projects, networking events, recruiting opportunities — not to mention the typical grad school challenges of making new friends and (for some) adjusting to a new city. Reader R wonders if we have any great tips for full-time MBA students, particularly female MBA students… Hi … Read More about Tips for Full-Time MBA Students
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on what to wear for informational interviews, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. This recent threadjack on what to wear for informational interviews at law firms may also be of interest to you. What’s the best way to … Read More about What to Wear for Informal and Informational Interviews
What will potential employers find when they Google your name — and what can you do if you don’t like what they’ll see? How can your own website help you manage your personal brand online? Reader T wonders… I have a question about personal websites for lawyers and professional women. Before law school, I had a reasonably lengthy career in an … Read More about Managing Your Personal Brand Online
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to become a better manager (and links have been updated below), but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on online women’s management training. How do you become a boss and a more effective leader — whether you’re new to management or you’ve supervised people for a while and want … Read More about Becoming a Better Manager: Books and Online Resources
What should you do when mental health issues are holding you back and making it difficult for you to build the career you want? Reader O wonders… I have struggled with mental health problems for years and as a result have always worked really terrible jobs (combination of poorly paid, admin/dogsbody type roles with bullying managers). I … Read More about When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back