Reader L has a question about looking competent and professional, without looking like the assistant who thinks she’s the VP… I recently started a job in a large creative nonprofit in New York. It is a conservative place- no open shoes, hose or tights at all times. This is fine, except it creates another problem. … Read More about How to Look Professional Without Looking Like You Think You’re In Charge
A 31-year-old attorney worried she wasn’t getting job offers because she looked young. So we talked about the difference beween looking young — and acting young.
I thought this might be an interesting topic for an open thread — what to do when you wake up the day of an important meeting and find you’ve got a blemish on your face? In addition to being a serious confidence killer, it can make you look younger and lead you to being taken … Read More about When Disaster Strikes: Acne and the Job
2017 Update: We still stand by this discussion of how to keep from crying at work — you may also want to check out our recent discussion of how to get a poker face at work. Reader S has an interesting question about how to keep from crying at work… Recently, I posted to a … Read More about There’s No Crying in Baseball: How to Keep from Crying at Work
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice that if you’re an intern with a $9000 handbag, it may be a bit too much — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of dressing better than your boss by carrying a “higher” label of a designer bag… We got an … Read More about The Intern with the $9,000 Handbag
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on whether long hair makes you look younger, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to be taken seriously when you look young. You may also want to check out our best advice for office hairstyles. Reader A has an … Read More about Does Long Hair Make You Look Younger?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to do if your male boss tells you you dress “too well” — you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of dressing better than your boss… Today’s reader question comes from a reader in a small, private firm on the East … Read More about What to do when your male boss tells you you dress “too well”
2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the best interview makeup! Today’s reader mail is another request for interview advice, this time in terms of makeup… I have several on campus interviews for 1L summer jobs the first week in February. I have my conservative gray and black suits. I have my sensible Nine West … Read More about What Makeup to Wear While Interviewing
Today’s reader mail comes from a 1L, who’s just been told she needs braces… I have recently been advised by a number of orthodontists and oral surgeons that I need full braces (including rubber bands — eek!) on both my top and bottom teeth for at least two years, followed by retainers, etc. My question … Read More about Reader mail: Will braces hurt my interviewing chances?
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of makeup tips for the summer for professional women, but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of summer makeup for work, as well as our broader discussion of what to wear to work in the summer. Because the usual author is … Read More about Makeup Tips for the Summer for Professional Women
We are seriously behind in answering this poor reader’s e-mail — our sincere apologies! Here’s the question: I am a mid-level law associate and my husband is a teaching physician at a local hospital. His boss is getting married in DC in April. It is the bride’s first marriage and it will be a huge … Read More about Reader Mail: What to Wear to the Wedding of a Colleague
Hopefully, no one thinks that miniskirts are a DO for the office. (See our prior poll on this here and here.) But a reader posed this question in comments, and we think it’s a good one: does a time come in a woman’s life — a serious, professional woman’s life — at which it is … Read More about Poll: When Do Miniskirts Become a Don’t, Even Outside the Office?