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… Hi there, I was wondering if there could be a post centered around starting a full-time business program? I’m moving in … Read More about Tips for Full-Time MBA Students
If you could pick any office, which would you choose? What factors would help you choose the best office? Reader C wonders… I’m thrilled to have accepted a new job! I’m an attorney in my late 20s making a lateral move to a mid-size boutique firm after five years with my current shop. Of all … Read More about How to Choose the Best Office
2016 Update: We still stand by the links and advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on how to focus on work (when your thoughts are elsewhere). Do you struggle with focus at work (or, hey, at home)? What tips and tricks have you found to improve your focus? I am always … Read More about Five Ways to Improve Your Focus
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of decluttering in general, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on how often you should declutter your wardrobe. We are doing a major declutter of our apartment, and I just feel completely scatterbrained because of it. We donated a good chunk … Read More about Decluttering, Selling, Donating, Kondoing, and More
Ladies, what are your favorite apps for working women? I rounded up some of my favorite Android apps a few years ago, but now that I’ve switched over to iPhone (in December 2014), I’ve been collecting an ever growing list… Pocket. After our post on information overload, I did such a good job of getting my … Read More about Apps for Working Women: What Are Your Favorites?
How can you track business development efforts, beyond traditional CRM (customer relationship management) software programs? We’ve talked about how to build a book of business, but not how to organize those attempts. Here’s reader EJ’s question: I have accepted a new job that will involve less billable hours and more business development. I would like … Read More about CRMs, Business Development Trackers, and Other Organizing Fun
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to organize your office! Links have been updated below. Let’s talk about a subject near and dear to our hearts, ladies: how do you organize your office and your work (or otherwise get things done)? We’ve talked about cute office supplies, the best notebooks, planners, … Read More about How to Organize Your Office
Are you prepared for various emergencies? When do you think emergency preparedness crosses the line from smart to crazy? We joked the other day about “Nine Ways to Prepare your Office for a Zombie Attack,” but that got me thinking — I’ve read a ton of advice lately about emergency preparedness plans for situations you … Read More about Emergency Preparedness — What’s Smart, What’s Crazy?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to manage your time — but you may also want to check out our other discussions on time management. How do you manage your time, either to meet billable minimums, stay motivated and productive, or to fit everything into your life? (2016 mini update: do … Read More about How to Manage Your Time
I’m curious, ladies — am I the only one who is crushed by the overwhelming amount of information hurtling my way on a daily basis? I get about 600 emails daily. Every time I log on to Facebook or Twitter I end up throwing at least 5 new articles onto my “read it later” list … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Apps for Helping with Information Overload
If you’re carrying a million bags, how do you look professional? How can you lighten your load and reduce the number of bags you’re carrying? Reader R wonders… I work in a large corporate environment and recently had a daughter. I’m back at work, but I feel like a bag lady. I’m only 5’3″ and … Read More about How to Lighten Your Load
I am kind of an obsessive list-keeper and note-taker. Back when I had a Palm Pilot, it was filled with ’em; now that I’m on Android I’m still happily using the program B-Folders to keep track of my myriad lists. Am I crazy? Sure. (All the best people are.) But I sometimes really marvel at … Read More about The Best Lists To Keep (That Might Seem Obsessive But Are Actually Super Useful)