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
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on when to set up house (especially the idea that young professional women should feel OK about buying nice dishes or sheets or even houses before they’re partnered!) — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion about how to stop putting your … Read More about When to Set Up House (Or: Why It’s OK To Buy Nice Dishes Before You’re Partnered)
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
2016 update: Check out our latest discussion on job hopping. 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… I am leaving my current company as a result of my discovery … 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
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?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to use LinkedIn, particularly if you’re junior– but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on LinkedIn, including how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile in 2018. What is the proper way to use LinkedIn if you’re junior employee? … Read More about How To Use LinkedIn, Particularly If You’re Junior
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: We still stand by this advice below, bu you can also check out our more recent discussion on how to avoid professional frump. We got this reader mail a little while ago, and it seems appropriate in light of the response to this morning’s cardi set (wow, you guys did NOT like that). … Read More about Some Thoughts on Frump
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