When you’re preparing for work travel to a different part of the country, how do you decide just what to pack? Reader B has a question about business trips: I find myself traveling to various cities for work and when I get there finding that I’ve not packed well for the weather or not brought … Read More about City Guides for Business Travel: Weather, Makeup, and More
What should you do if you’re feeling envious of a colleague who’s younger than you, seemingly unappreciative of the opportunity you’re giving her, and also — in your opinion — inappropriately flirty at networking events? Reader J wonders: I’m a 40 yr old business development manager at an engineering firm. I’ve formed a group of female colleagues that helps … Read More about Feeling Jealous of a Younger Colleague
Ladies, how much are you saving for retirement? How large does retirement loom in your thoughts — and where does it fall in your priorities? Welcome to our next installment of our Money Milestone series, where we’ve discussed paying for grad school, wedding finances, home buying, financially planning for a baby, and financial strategies for divorce. I haven’t retired yet, obviously, … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Retirement
So you want to make your workspace look nice & professional—great! But where to start, beyond a framed diploma? Here are 3 tips for decorating office walls.
2020 Update: We still stand by these thoughts on upgrading weekend clothes — you may also want to check out our new series on weekend wear, including the best jeans for work and play. Welcome to what is probably our final “next step” feature, where we explore how to take the next step up in … Read More about The Next Step: Upgrading Weekend Clothes
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?
Have you ever seen a random stranger wearing something — shoes, a coat, a blouse — that you really, really love but have no idea where to buy? Sure, you could try to ask her where she got it, but what if you don’t want to yell across the subway platform, or you don’t have time — or you just … Read More about Where Did You Get That? How to Track Down a Mystery Piece of Clothing Without Asking
So you’ve switched from a freezing office to an office that’s too hot — and going sleeveless at work may not be an option. How can you stay cool and comfortable at work? Reader C wonders how to cool down in a hot office… I’ve read a lot of your posts, and in my old … Read More about How to Cool Down in a Hot Office
Which are the best lightweight pants for a work — specifically, a business casual office? For some of us, the warmer months mean biking, hiking, kickball, competing in triathlons, and many more activities that are likely to leave us with a few scratches, bumps, and bruises. If you aren’t crazy about putting those bruises on display at work, … Read More about Lightweight Pants for Work
Update: We still think this is a great discussion of summer makeup for work, but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of what to wear to work in the summer. Ladies, how do you change up your summer makeup for work? We haven’t talked about summer makeup tips for women lawyers … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Summer Makeup
2020 Update: We still stand by this general advice on how to find seasonless sweaters for the office — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what to wear to work in the summer! Is there a magical sweater you can buy that is seasonless — great for summer, … Read More about Seasonless Sweaters for the Office
Your office is planning an athletic event, and you want to stay far, far away. Even if you’re worried about feeling awkward, should you go anyway to take advantage of the networking opportunities? How can you say NO to work-related sporting events, like golf and tennis outings, and what are you missing out on if you do? Reader B … Read More about Should You Say No to Sports at Work?