2019 Update: we still stand by a lot of these apps for working women — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of our favorite apps in 2019. Ladies, what are your favorite apps for working women? I rounded up some of my favorite Android apps a few years ago, but … Read More about Apps for Working Women: What Are Your Favorites?
Is it professional to go sleeveless at the office — even if you don’t have perfect arms? When you want to bare your arms at your sleeveless-is-acceptable office, is it worth considering other people’s potential reactions if you don’t exactly have Michelle Obama arms to show off? Do people adjust their expectations of what’s “appropriate” when considering coworkers of … Read More about The Sleeveless Professional: Body Types, Bare Arms, and Expectations
Whether you travel every week for work or it’s rare that you find yourself at an airport for a business trip, travel can be a series of small hassles — but a little planning can be a huge help. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about business travel — although we’ve shared plenty of posts about all kinds of … Read More about Business Travel Tips and Tricks
2019 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. In the past, we’ve taken polls on administrative professionals day gifts before, talked about how and what to delegate to your assistant, and swapped stories of amazing assistants — our … Read More about PSA: Administrative Assistant’s Day is Wednesday!
What should you wear to lunch while you’re networking? Reader C wonders… I work in Recruitment Marketing at a Big 4 firm. I like my job and what I’m doing but it’s time to start looking for a new job. As a part of the search, I’m going to be setting up networking meetings over … Read More about Networking Lunches: What to Wear (If You Don’t Wear a Suit)
What are some guidelines for wearing tweed in the spring and summer? We talk a lot about “lightweight tweed” — but what the heck is it? (For example: our most recent Suit of the Week.) Reader C wonders when you can wear tweed in summer… I was wondering if you could do a post on … Read More about Summer Tweed, Winter Tweed — What’s the Difference?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to look stylish and professional at a business casual office, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. When you’re used to dressing conservatively for work and your new office is much less formal, how do you put … Read More about How to Look Stylish and Professional at a Business Casual Office
What’s the difference between confidence and arrogance, especially at work, especially for women? How can you tell if you’ve crossed that line at work? Reader A wonders… I’ve got a sensitive subject that I haven’t seen discussed about discipline at work. I was recently hired at a law office where I’ve summered the last two … Read More about Being Confident at Work vs. Being Arrogant
What are the best products and practices for whitening nails and teeth? Reader L wonders… I’m an elementary school principal. I love your blog! I would love a post about teeth whitening products and nails. I work with staff, families, district personnel, and community people/businesses. I feel that the first thing they notice when talking … Read More about Tips for Whitening Teeth and Nails
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice for what to wear to a big meeting at a casual office, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. When you work at a company with a casual dress code, how should you step it up for a board meeting — or for … Read More about What to Wear to a Big Meeting at a Casual Office
2019 Update: Looking for the best washable pants for work? We’ve recently updated these links — you can also check out our 2019 roundup of the best pants for work, including a ton of washable, comfortable options! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if … Read More about The Best Washable Pants for Work
2018 Update: We still love this discussion on how to be productive when you work in an open office; links have been updated below. Readers, do you have any tips for how to work productively in an open office? What advice do you have for someone struggling to adjust to one? Reader K wonders how … Read More about How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office