2018 Update: We still think this is a fascinating discussion on what purchases are worth the splurge, and where to save money — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion where we asked the readers: what are you a snob about? Something that I’ve wanted to do for a while is … Read More about What Purchases are Worth the Splurge — And What Aren’t?
2019 Update: We still stand by this fun discussion with tips on rewarding yourself for a job well done — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on ways to celebrate professional wins. What are some good ways for rewarding yourself for a job well done? Reader L wonders how … Read More about Rewarding Yourself for a Job Well Done
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on packing for a one-day business trip — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of business travel must-haves. How do you pack for a day trip in another city? Today I’m excited to welcome back guest poster and blogger extraordinaire Road Warriorette, … Read More about Guest Post: Packing for a One-Day Business Trip
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on how to show authority without wearing a suit, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. What do you wear when you want to show authority without wearing a suit? We’ve talked about what to wear when a suit … Read More about I Can’t Wear a Suit — But Want to Show Authority
Which is the best suitcase for an overnight trip? We’ve talked about Kat’s top packing tips, as well as rounded up some great weekender bags, but this is totally up business travel blogger Road Warriorette’s alley, so I thought I’d pass it on to her — thank you for guest posting, RW! – Kat. Reader … Read More about Guestpost: Professional, Small Suitcases For an Overnight Business Trip
How do you tell your friends and family you’re moving for work? How do you even decide to take a job that’s far away from family and friends? Reader L wrote in with an interesting question: I’m a recent college grad and I just accepted my first job offer (yay!). I’ll be moving across the … Read More about How to Take a Job Far From Family and Friends
What do you do if you don’t have a specific desk or workspace every day, and instead have to carry everything you need for work with you? How do you set up a mobile office, or deal with a “hot desking” situation? I’ve had a few questions about this recently, so let’s discuss. First, Reader … Read More about How to Set Up a Mobile Office
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
How do you pack for a business trip where you’ll be gone for MONTHS? Reader B has a great question on long business trips: Can you give tips or do a post on how to prepare for short-term assignments? I’ll be based in Hong Kong for 2-3 months for a project and I’m clueless on … Read More about On the Road: What to Wear for Many Months Away From Home
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on holidays, vacations, and office etiquette, but you may also want to check out our other posts on holiday business etiquette, or if you’re a working mom, check out our discussion over office etiquette, family vacations and coworker jealousy. I thought today might be an interesting open thread — … Read More about Holidays, Vacations, and Office Etiquette
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Weekender Bags
A reader wrote in, wondering how to prepare for vacation so she could enjoy it: “I wind up working so many hours in preparation for vacation I am exhausted, grouchy, and usually sick when I leave. Then I spend the first part of my trip recovering.” YEP!