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? Reader L wonders what to wear to an informational interview… I was invited to have “a … 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
A reader wondered how to push through fear and low self-esteem to build the career you want.
What are your best tips on how to find career coaches, ladies? Why might you need one? When in your career should you look a career coach? Let’s discuss. First, here’s Reader J’s question about how to find a career coach: Have you ever written about using the services of a career coach? How does … Read More about How to Find Career Coaches (And Why, and When)
Retirement — and retirement hobbies — are likely a long way off in your mind. But I like to be prepared, so I asked Lisa from Privilege what those of us who are still working should know. Can one prepare to pursue hobbies? Were there things she thought she’d love but hasn’t -— or hobbies that, once she got … Read More about Guest Post: Planning for Retirement — But Not How You Think
As your internship or summer associateship comes to a close, these are our best tips for ending an internship positively!
Is your job very location-specific — and have you ever wondered what would happen to your career if you picked up and moved away from the “company town,” embarking on a long distance job search in the process? Today’s guest post comes to us from one of my best friends from law school, Mindy Barry, … Read More about Guest Post: How to Leave a Company Town (And Conduct a Long Distance Job Search)
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
What do you do with your company email after you quit your job? When you go on vacation, most of you probably set up an out-of-office message to tell anyone who sends you an email that you’ll be back soon — but do you do an OOO message for when you’ve quit? We’ve also discussed … Read More about Emails and Quitting: What to Do About Your Email When You Leave a Job
Have you ever taken a job for which you’re overqualified? Reader C recently took a step back from her career in order to spend more time with her family, and while she likes the money and hours, she isn’t thrilled with the level of daily challenge: I’m a midcareer professional taking a step back into … Read More about What To Do When You’re Overqualified
Ever had a great career opportunity — but the timing was wrong because of Life? Here’s how to turn down opportunities…