What are the unwritten rules / “invisible furniture” in YOUR workplace — and in what ways do you see people bump into those rules when they’re new?
Here’s a fun question for today: What are your best tips for someone on what to wear on your first day at work? Do you play it very safe with your interview outfit? If it’s a business casual environment and a suit isn’t appropriate, what do you wear for your first-day outfit? We’ve talked about … Read More about What to Wear on Your First Day at Work
I’m working on a monster post about what to wear to your office holiday party, and in the meantime found all these great articles about office holiday party etiquette, which we haven’t discussed in forever — so I thought we should discuss today, as a bit of a precursor to the “what to wear to your … Read More about Office Holiday Party Etiquette
If you could pick any office, which would you choose? What factors would help you choose the best office? Reader C wonders… I’m thrilled to have accepted a new job! I’m an attorney in my late 20s making a lateral move to a mid-size boutique firm after five years with my current shop. Of all … Read More about How to Choose the Best Office
What are the best tips for looking good in a corporate headshot? Should “looking good” be the goal? Reader J wonders: I have a professional photography session coming up. Any general recommendations? Good luck, J! We haven’t talked about what to wear for corporate headshots, or whether to wear eyeglasses in your corporate photo, or … Read More about Corporate Headshots: Best Practices (And What To Avoid)
It’s a perennial question: what should you keep in your desk? We haven’t talked about this in a while, so I thought we should discuss reader J’s question: Can you do a post on essential things to keep in your office/desk? I ask this because I never think of things to bring in until it … Read More about The Top Ten Things to Keep In Your Desk
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear on the first day at a very casual law office — but you may also want to check out our newer discussion on what to wear on your first day at work. (You may also want to check out our Ultimate Guide to Business … Read More about What to Wear on the First Day at a Very Casual Office
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to make your first day on the job a great day— links have also been updated below. With interns everywhere starting soon (to say nothing of college graduates), I thought we should have an open thread about what your best advice is for the first … Read More about First Day on the Job: How to Make Your First Day a GREAT Day
A good friend of Kat’s is an expert t saving — so she rounded up all the easy ways to save $10K.
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