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?
Closing Career Doors
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
Emails and Quitting: What to Do About Your Email When You Leave a Job
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
What To Do When You’re Overqualified
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
How to Turn Down Opportunities
Ever had a great career opportunity — but the timing was wrong because of Life? Here’s how to turn down opportunities…
The Pros and Cons of Changing Careers: Career Changers Tell All
What are the pros and cons of changing careers — and what do career changers miss about their old careers? While the answer will be unique to every individual, this should make for an interesting discussion. Reader N is wondering specifically about the pros and cons of changing careers — but from the perspective of … Read More about The Pros and Cons of Changing Careers: Career Changers Tell All
How to Be a Boss
A reader wrote in, wondering how to be a boss…
Strategic Volunteering: Do You Do It?
Have you heard of “strategic volunteering” — and are you doing it?
How to Tell Your Beloved Mentor You’re Quitting
You’ve been offered a new job — but how do you tell your beloved mentor and boss that? Reader L wonders how to quit your job when your mentor is your boss. I am a fifth year associate and have been at my current firm for just over a year. Recently, an unexpected job opportunity … Read More about How to Tell Your Beloved Mentor You’re Quitting
What Personal Items to Bring On Your First Day At the Office
What personal items should you bring on your first day at the office? Here’s what I’d bring to keep in my desk…
How Personal Can You Keep Your Personal Life? How to Deal with Nosy Coworkers
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion of how to deal with nosy coworkers — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussions of work-life boundaries, as well as our discussion of where do you draw the line between personal and private at work. How do you fend off questions … Read More about How Personal Can You Keep Your Personal Life? How to Deal with Nosy Coworkers
What to Wear on the First Day at a Very Casual Office
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear on the first day at a very casual law office — but you may also want to check out our newer discussion on what to wear on your first day at work. (You may also want to check out our Ultimate Guide to Business … Read More about What to Wear on the First Day at a Very Casual Office