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
2017 update: We still stand by this advice on how to be a boss (and links have been updated) but you may also want to check out our latest discussions on being a boss. How do you be a boss — if you’ve never been a boss before? What changes do you have to make … Read More about How to Be a Boss
2020 Update: We still stand by this discussion on strategic volunteering — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on unconventional ways to build your network, as well as how to get on a board. Do you guys volunteer? Do you do it at a high level (board member or … Read More about Strategic Volunteering: Do You Do It?
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
It’s a perennial question: what should you keep in your desk? We haven’t talked about this in a while, so I thought we should discuss reader J’s question: Can you do a post on essential things to keep in your office/desk? I ask this because I never think of things to bring in until it … Read More about The Top Ten Things to Keep In Your Desk
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
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
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to make your first day on the job a great day— links have also been updated below. With interns everywhere starting soon (to say nothing of college graduates), I thought we should have an open thread about what your best advice is for the first … Read More about First Day on the Job: How to Make Your First Day a GREAT Day
How do you indicate a sabbatical or other gap on your resume, whether to smell flowers, travel, write, or more? Reader M wrote in, wondering: So: any recommendations for indicating a sabbatical/career break on the resume? I am taking this time to volunteer (and travel some, but will emphasize volunteering) and I am proud of … Read More about How to Indicate a Sabbatical on Your Resume
What is a good way to tell prospective employers you were fired from you last job? Should you ever use a boss who fired you as a reference? Reader S wonders… I was recently fired from a very small law firm without any warning and without any real reason given. The owner of the firm … Read More about How to Interview After You Were Fired
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
These are some of our best tips on how to secretly use LinkedIn to change careers!