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?
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)
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 finally … Read More about Which Fall TV Are You Excited About?
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
How can you be supportive of a stay-at-home dad or mom? We’ve talked about how to prepare to be a SAHM, but not about how to support your stay at home spouse, so let’s discuss. Here’s Reader L’s question: I want to find ways to encourage and be supportive of my husband, who is a … Read More about How to Be Supportive To a Stay-At-Home Spouse
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
2021 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to fit exercise into a busy day, but you may also want to check out some of our other office-to-gym issues, including our posts on the best streaming workouts to do at home, gym near the office etiquette and how to fit lunch workouts into your workday. … Read More about How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Day: 8 Tips If You’re Always Working
Update: We still stand by this roundup of laughter, anxiety, and the overachieving chick — you may want to check out our more recent discussion (with recommendations!) on how to deal with anxiety through laughter. I’ve been thinking lately about how important laughter is — specifically, how important it is to have an honest-to-god giggle … Read More about Laughter, Anxiety, and the Overachieving Chick
Can changing just one thing make a big impact in your life?
Readers, have you hired someone to clean your house or apartment? What are your best tips for how to hire a cleaning lady? When did you first hire them? (Right out of school, after you reached a certain salary, after you got married or had kids… when?) What have you learned about the process, such … Read More about Open Thread: Hiring a Cleaning Service