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!
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
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
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
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?
Here are my best tips on how to use LinkedIn if you’re junior — including why I think LinkedIn is a way to recognize an already-present relationship, not a way to begin a friendship.
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