Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) Jeri rounds up some seriously cute post-it notes. [Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News] (Our $.02: We wouldn’t recommend handing your boss a Post-It note with, say, a squirrel … Read More about Weekly Roundup
We live in scary times. Every day there are thousands of people laid off, from law firms and banks and every company imaginable. The Wall Street Journal tells us that young women are more vulnerable to layoffs. If you’re slightly lucky, your company is ‘fessing up to the fact that the layoffs are economy based, … Read More about Poll – You’ve Kept Your Job, But How to Handle Your Colleagues Who Didn’t?
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) Personalize your Blackberry with happy, fun decals and stickers. [Coveroo] (Warning: some are cute, some look like “tramp stamps,” and some make you wonder how there could possibly … Read More about Weekly Roundup
A while ago, we got this intriguing e-mail from a reader: As a late graduation present, I was considering asking my folks for a classic strand of pearls. This turned out to be more complicated than I had thought. Is it (still) true that younger women shouldn’t aspire to larger pearls? I don’t want to … Read More about Reader Mail – Pearl Necklaces and Younger Women
This is the first in a series on New Year’s resolutions. We plan to do one on eating less and another on spending less — let us know if you’ve got a resolution you’d like us to cover. Over the years, we’ve made far too many resolutions — some were successful and some were not. … Read More about Resolutions Series: How to Rev Up Your Workout Routine
A few weeks ago there was some debate about whether younger women can get away with wearing colorful suits without seeming like they’re too . . . old. This was particularly interesting to us — we’ll admit we’ve never worn color suits, but it had never occurred to us that it was something exclusively for … Read More about Poll: Can younger women wear colorful suits?
We have a feeling this post is going to be a controversial one, but: This envelope-collar belted pantsuit by Tahari Arthur S. Levine strikes us as a perfect example of what to wear to a staff holiday party. It’s festive, without being in-your-face seasonal or glitzy. It allows you to maintain a sense of authority yet still party with … Read More about Suit of the Week: Tahari Arthur S. Levine Envelope-Collar Belted Pantsuit
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion of our favorite online shopping apps! If you normally consider yourself “crazy busy,” the holidays can change the environment to crazy with a capital K. There are presents to be bought for seemingly everyone, and no time to troll the stores looking for that perfect gift. (Even with … Read More about Tool of the Trade: ShopStyle
Is cash king when it comes to holiday presents for administrative assistants and secretaries? Check the poll results and see what readers said!
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on hostess gifts, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. A few days ago a reader wrote in with a burning question: As a new associate, I have been invited to a young partner’s holiday “open house” (what the invitation … Read More about Reader Mailbag: Hostess Gifts?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on navigating the tricky waters on holiday cards, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Thanksgiving means a lot of things — too much turkey, impressive sales, and the opening bell for mailing holiday cards. Some law firms and corporations … Read More about Etiquette Flash: Navigating the Tricky Waters of Holiday Cards
We stirred up quite a bit of controversy last week when one of our readers asked us what to wear to Sunday brunch at her partner’s house. We suggested trouser jeans and a blazer, raising eyebrows and bringing forth vehement disagreement from some of our readers, who insisted that trouser jeans were not appropriate for … Read More about Poll Results: Jeans Are Often Appropriate… But Perhaps Not To Brunch