2018 Update: We still think this was a fun conversation about the best personal finance books for newbies — but you may also want to check out our newest roundup of the best financial books for beginners. (If you’re just getting started on your personal finance journey, you may want to check out our “money roadmap” … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: The Best Books and Sites for Financial Advice For Newbies
2019 Update: We still stand by this list of what to keep in your desk — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to make your office more comfortable. It’s a perennial question: what to keep in your desk? We haven’t talked about this in a while, so … Read More about The Top Ten Things to Keep In Your Desk
How do you change your makeup as you age? And which are the best makeup tutorials for professional women? Reader E wonders… You’ve had all sorts of posts about makeup to wear when interviewing/commuting/etc. I’m wondering if you could offer some resources that step back even further. I’m in a career (and life!) transitional phase. … Read More about How to Change Makeup as You Age (And: A Few Great Natural Makeup Tutorials)
If you’re carrying a million bags, how do you look professional? How can you lighten your load and reduce the number of bags you’re carrying? Reader R wonders… I work in a large corporate environment and recently had a daughter. I’m back at work, but I feel like a bag lady. I’m only 5’3″ and … Read More about How to Lighten Your Load
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to be supportive to a stay-at-home dad — but you may also want to check out this Week in the Life of a Working Mom for her thoughts on supporting her partner, whose main job is staying home with their child. How can you be … Read More about How to Be Supportive To a Stay-At-Home Spouse
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion on dining etiquette for professional women. What are your best business lunch tips for newbies? What would you say are the key rules of etiquette that women new to the corporate world need to know? Our list of the Top 10 Things to Know About a Business Lunch” is still one of … Read More about Business Lunch Tips for Newbies
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 when do you offer to pay for your share of lunch — links have also been updated below. What is good business lunch etiquette where interns or summer associates are concerned — when should you offer to pay for your share of lunch? In general, when in … Read More about Business Lunch Etiquette: When Do You Offer to Pay?
How do you stay on top of hair cuts and other personal care appointments when you’re a busy professional? Reader S, who is about to start as a summer associate, wonders… I’m in law school, about to start as a summer associate at a firm in NYC, and I was wondering if you had any … Read More about How to Schedule Appointments When You’re Very Busy
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
2018 Update: We still stand by this big NO on the question of “can you mix different black fabrics to create a suit,” but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of how to wear a black dress with a non-matching blazer. Can you mix different black fabrics to form a … Read More about Can You Mix Different Black Fabrics to Create a “Suit”?
When can interns wear statement pieces like necklaces or shoes? Reader C, a law student, wonders…. I am a current law student preparing for a summer internship. I’ve been reading through a lot of your old posts trying to get a gauge on appropriate office wear. My question is about shoes. I’m wondering how far … Read More about Statement Pieces and the Intern