What life phases can you see if you look at your life? For those of you who’ve been through many phases and now have the benefit of hindsight — what do you wish you’d learned in each phase of life?
How do you meet new friends and other professionals to add to your social network? Reader K wonders about the old-fashioned, “IRL” methods and other best tips for how to meet new friends and network.. Like many of your readers, I am graduating from law school in May and will be moving to a big … Read More about How to Make New Friends and Network
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice for going-out clothes and young professionals, but you may also want to check out the great reader discussion on general going-out clothes after age 25. Once you get to grad school, can you stick with your “going out” style from college, or is it time to make some changes? … Read More about Going-Out Clothes and Young Professionals
We look at how to upgrade your jewelry for work, including how to shop the different tiers of jewelry shops, from cheap/mass market to indie to estate and beyond!
When did you first really set up house for yourself — buy dishes and nice furniture? Did you wait until you were married, or when you bought a house or apartment for yourself? When you turned 30? Are you still waiting? I don’t know why this has been on my mind lately, but I just … Read More about When to Set Up House (Or: Why It’s OK To Buy Nice Dishes Before You’re Partnered)
A reader wondered how to do the work that felt way over her head.
How do you deal with back-handed “compliments” at the office? Reader B wonders… I am a 30 year old lawyer working in Washington, DC. My late 20’s/early 30’s professional female friends and I have experienced a strange and disconcerting dynamic amongst women in the workplace: getting negative comments from other women for being smartly/well- dressed. These … Read More about Back-Handed Compliments at the Office
How does job hopping affect your career prospects? If you take a job with the intention of quitting soon, how bad is that? Reader T writes in with an interesting question about job loyalty…specifically asking, how many jobs can one have in a short period of time? I am leaving my current company as a … Read More about The Flighty Worker: How Many Jobs Can One Have in a Short Period of Time?
So here’s a fun question: how has your skincare routine changed through the years? For the older readers, when did you notice that you needed to add a little “somethin somethin” to your routine? Do you think particular brands matter, or is it just important to do something? (For example: does a particular brand of … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Skincare and Aging
Since she’s started at a more business casual office, Reader L wonders how she should transition her wardrobe of blazers and pencil skirts to an office filled with jeans and sneakers. I’m 24 and recently left a paralegal job at a small litigation firm for a research and editing job at a large publishing company. … Read More about Transitioning from a Conservative Office to a More Casual One
Can you listen to music at the office if you’re junior — particularly through headphones? Does it make you look less professional or focused if you prefer to work while listening to music — and how can you tell if you’re annoying your coworkers?