If you have a personal blog that’s not work-related, should you keep your blog a secret at work? When does your company need to know? Reader K wonders… As a fellow lawyer, I followed your blog closely back in my NYC law firm days. I now have a more flexible legal position. (I often work remotely … Read More about Should You Keep Your Blog a Secret at Work?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to do black tie on a budget, but you may also want to check out all of our other posts on holiday business etiquette. How do you dress for a work-related black tie — on a budget? Whether you have a formal holiday office party coming … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Black Tie on a Budget
Here’s a fun question: what to wear to an holiday office party? We have six ideas below, all great whether it’s for your holiday company party, your SO’s office party, or some other holiday networking party. (We talked about holiday office party etiquette a few days ago!) As a general rule, pick two from the categories below … Read More about What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party
I’m working on a monster post about what to wear to your office holiday party, and in the meantime found all these great articles about office holiday party etiquette, which we haven’t discussed in forever — so I thought we should discuss today, as a bit of a precursor to the “what to wear to your … Read More about Office Holiday Party Etiquette
With holidays coming up, here’s a fun topic for today: let’s all share our vacation horror stories! What comically went wrong on your vacation? What was a rookie mistake and what was just one of those things? What would you do differently to plan your next vacation? My $.02: Last week, we went on a beach vacation with my … Read More about Vacation Horror Stories
Holiday cards: do you send them? To friends or colleagues or both? What kind of cards do you send, and do you have any rules about it? It’s been eons since we last discussed which co-workers get a holiday card! For my $.02, I think there are two kinds of people: those who send cards, … Read More about Do You Send Holiday Cards to Friends and Colleagues?
Ladies: how do you feel about drinking? Do you think overachieving women tend to drink more? We haven’t talked about this for a while, but it’s been on my mind with various news articles I’ve seen, and with the holidays coming up I thought we’d discuss. (I don’t want to totally rehash my thoughts from our … Read More about Women, Drinking, and Overachieving
What’s the best way to network in your niche and with experts in your field — but outside your company? How can you find these experienced professionals, and how should you reach out? Can you find a mentor outside your own company? Reader M wonders: I just landed a job in a field I’m excited to be in, … Read More about Networking In Your Niche — But Outside Your Company
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice for going-out clothes and young professionals, but you may also want to check out the great reader discussion on general going-out clothes after age 25. Once you get to grad school, can you stick with your “going out” style from college, or is it time to make some changes? … Read More about Going-Out Clothes and Young Professionals
Should you join the office fantasy football league — even if you hate sports and don’t want to commit the time? What about other guy-centric office hobbies? Reader S wonders… What is the rule on joining the office fantasy football league (or other comparable sporting activity) when you don’t know or care about the sport? … Read More about Tips for Joining the Office Fantasy Football League
2020 Update: We still think this is a great roundup of podcasts for working women — but if you’re looking for something a little more recent, here’s our latest discussion of the best podcasts for smart women. In the past we’ve talked about our favorite magazines as well as summer brain candy books, but we haven’t talked about … Read More about What Are Your Favorite Podcasts for Working Women?
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