2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on planning your career for babies — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on family planning and pregnancy, including how to decide if you want kids, and our top tips on preparing for pregnancy (if the answer is yes). Over … Read More about Planning Your Career for Babies
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice for women and drinking too much, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of women lawyers and drinking. 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, … Read More about Women, Drinking, and Overachieving
When your work suffers because of personal problems you’ve been struggling with — and your supervisor has noticed — how can you turn things around? Reader J wonders… I am a mid-level associate in Big Law. I switched firms in December of 2014. Today, I had my first review and it went very poorly — in Big Law … Read More about When Personal Problems Affect Your Job Performance
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
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
2018 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of how to find career coaches — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion of the best career advice from coaches. Career coaches: how do you find one? Why might you need one? When in your career should you look for … Read More about How to Find Career Coaches (And Why, and How)
What fall TV is everyone excited about? What shows do you think are smart, or make good TV for smart women? Which old friends are you happy to see return, and which new shows are you psyched about? (Any other shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime worth binge watching?) For my $.02 — we’ve … Read More about Which Fall TV Are You Excited About?
Should you cover a tattoo for an interview? What if it’s in a place that’s hard to cover — should you go the extra mile just for the interview? Reader A wonders about her foot tattoo: I am a 2L at a Midwestern law school and going through the interview process for next summer. I … Read More about Foot Tattoos and Interviews
2018 Update: We still think this is a great round up of resources for lifting for women, but you may also want to check out our post about how to stay fit in winter. Do you lift weights? I’ve noticed a TON of readers mentioning how weight lifting and strength training “changed their lives,” and … Read More about Lifting for Women
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? I recently came across a note I’d made a few years ago, from an Esquire article on marriage — the advice being that it just takes 90 seconds, three times a day, to have a good marriage. I found it and said to myself, “man, that was really … Read More about What’s the Best Life Advice You’ve Ever Read?
How can you feel confident during an interview when you don’t feel the best in your clothes? A petite and plus-sized reader wonders how she can look her best, short of losing 40 pounds in a week: Interview suits for the short and round. Please help! I admit it. At 5’2″ and a size 14/16 … Read More about Feeling Too Fat to Interview
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to be supportive to a stay-at-home dad — but you may also want to check out this Week in the Life of a Working Mom for her thoughts on supporting her partner, whose main job is staying home with their child. How can you be … Read More about How to Be Supportive To a Stay-At-Home Spouse