2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to handle necessary personal calls at work and images and links have been updated below. Sometimes you simply have to make personal calls at the office — perhaps to ask your doctor a question, call a plumber about a broken hot water heater, or something … Read More about How to Handle Necessary Personal Calls at Work
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
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to dress when you’re slim but too tall for petites — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. If you’re slim with a small frame, but … Read More about Slim But Too Tall for Petites: When Are Alterations Worth It?
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
2018 Update: Check out our discussion on the FIRE movement (financial independence retire early) for beginners! 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 … 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.
2018 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 most-loved denim. Welcome to what is probably our final “next step” feature, where we explore how to take the next step up in work clothes, office heels, stylish work … Read More about The Next Step: Upgrading Weekend Clothes
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Fit and Flare Dresses
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?
2019 Update: We still stand by these easy office updos, but you may also want to check out our more recent post on 14 great YouTube tutorials for updos! Hair is one of the key pieces to looking polished. Perfecting a quick, sophisticated updo can be a simple way to have great work hair (and … Read More about 12 Easy Updos for the Office
2019 Update: We still stand by the links and advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on how to focus on work (when your thoughts are elsewhere), as well as our latest discussions on how to limit screen time. Do you struggle with focus at work (or, hey, at home)? What tips … Read More about Five Ways to Improve Your Focus
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