I know we just discussed the effect friends have on your life a few weeks ago, but I thought friendship tiers and theories would make a really interesting discussion: How do you define tiers of friendship? What is the difference (to you) between a close friend and an acquaintance, and how has that changed for you … Read More about What Are Your Friendship Tiers — Who is a Close Friend vs. an Acquaintance?
There’s a famous quote about how you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As I get older, I definitely have noticed this, both in good and bad ways. From a simple fashion perspective, if all your friends are buying $1,500 purses, you feel like you’re the thrifty one … Read More about The Effect Close Friends Have on Your Life (And: How to Choose Your Friends)
2018 Update: Administrative Professionals’ Day is April 24, 2019. You can check out our most recent thread on what we’re getting for our assistants on Administrative Professionals’ Day here. Do you socialize with your assistant or secretary? Do you consider him or her to be among your work friends? Or do you keep your relationship with … Read More about Should Your Work Friends Include Your Assistant?
It’s tough to find enough time for friends if you have a demanding job — when you have a really busy schedule, making sure you socialize and maintain relationships requires some creative problem-solving and planning. While we’ve discussed how to fit in basic things like planning meals and cooking, doing household chores, scheduling appointments, and working out, we haven’t talked about how to fit … Read More about 10 Ways to Make Time for Friends When You Work a Lot
Hiring friends: yea or nay? Does your answer vary if you’re hiring a friend to be a colleague/equal versus hiring an assistant? We’ve talked about interviewing with friends, but not the reverse situation, hiring a friend. Reader M wonders… I work at a small law firm. I’m pretty junior, but I have a considerable amount … Read More about Should You Ever Hire a Friend?
2017 Update: We still think these are some fun gift ideas for your best friend, but you may also want to check out our latest gift ideas for professionals. The best friend: another hard-to-gift person. This one will vary widely based on how “big” a gift you guys typically exchange — but here are some … Read More about Gift Guide: For the BFF
How do you tell your friends and family you’re moving for work? How do you even decide to take a job that’s far away from family and friends? Reader L wrote in with an interesting question: I’m a recent college grad and I just accepted my first job offer (yay!). I’ll be moving across the … Read More about How to Take a Job Far From Family and Friends
How can you promote your friends and colleagues in a positive way? Considering all the talk from Lean In about how women should be more supportive of each other in the office, I thought this was a great question from Reader E: I am an intern (waiting on bar results) at a small law firm. … Read More about How to Promote Your Friends Professionally
How do you use friends of friends in your job hunt — whether through LinkedIn, Facebook, or just real life? There have been an number of questions about this lately, including Reader A, below… her friend may be starting work at a company with a great work environment and has offered to refer her for … Read More about How to Use Friends of Friends In Your Job Hunt
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on best graduation gifts for friends — links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our more recent advice on what to wear to law school graduation! Do you give graduation gifts for friends? Reader E wonders… I have a good friend from … Read More about The Best Graduation Gifts for Friends
When friends compete for jobs, can you maintain the friendship? Reader L wonders how to stay friendly with people who compete for the same jobs she is… I am about to graduate from graduate school in a professional field. My friends and I are all searching for similar jobs. How can we deal with the … Read More about When Friends Compete for Jobs…
How do you meet new friends and other professionals to add to your social network? Reader K wonders about the old-fashioned, “IRL” methods… Like many of your readers, I am graduating from law school in May and will be moving to a big city for a BigLaw job. I’ve never lived in a big city … Read More about How to Make New Friends and Network