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Silicon Valley: 6 Lessons I Learned at a Tech Startup | The M Dash

Silicon Valley: 6 Lessons I Learned at a Tech Startup | The M Dash

One woman trades industries and coasts for a new life in tech.

My Silicon Valley Adventure: 3 Days, 12 VC Meetings, and 1 Breast Pump

My Silicon Valley Adventure: 3 Days, 12 VC Meetings, and 1 Breast Pump

With pumping equipment in hand, our intrepid CMO jets to the west coast to raise our next round.

How to Budget for Work Clothes at 3 Stages of Your Career

How to Budget for Work Clothes at 3 Stages of Your Career

Just graduated? Have a new degree? Got a raise? Here’s how to manage your wardrobe budget along the way.

Best Work Bags for Every Stage of Your Entire Career

Best Work Bags for Every Stage of Your Entire Career

The best totes can make lugging your laptop (and a change of shoes) look elegant.

Why Professional Women Are Dressing Like the President

Why Professional Women Are Dressing Like the President

It’s all about the uniform, ladies.

I Got My Dream Job…And Then Realized I Hated It

I Got My Dream Job…And Then Realized I Hated It

Sometimes getting what you want is the most disappointing thing of all.

4 Ways to Communicate in the Modern-day Office

4 Ways to Communicate in the Modern-day Office

Because your coworker might not be in the mood to “touch base” right this second.

3 Tips to Help You Stay the Course in the Face of Rejection

3 Tips to Help You Stay the Course in the Face of Rejection

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Seriously, keep trying.

5 Terrible Habits I Picked Up as an Intern

5 Terrible Habits I Picked Up as an Intern

Sometimes being on your best behavior backfires.

No Idea What You’re Doing at Work? Join the Club!

No Idea What You’re Doing at Work? Join the Club!

Do you ever show up for work and feel like you have no idea what you’re doing? Like you’re just…

Wait, Is “Following Your Passion” Actually a Really Bad Career Strategy?

Wait, Is “Following Your Passion” Actually a Really Bad Career Strategy?

“Follow your passion” has become an American mantra. But is it nonsense?

Can’t Find Your Dream Job? That’s Because You’re Looking for It.

Can’t Find Your Dream Job? That’s Because You’re Looking for It.

Mike Rowe on how NOT to job hunt.

Business Time: Do You Envy Your Significant Other’s Career?

Business Time: Do You Envy Your Significant Other’s Career?

Sarah discusses Kathryn Chetkovich’s memoir, Envy.

Advice on How to Rock the Interview from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief

Advice on How to Rock the Interview from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief

Interview advice from Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.

Wait… What IS a Mentor, Anyway?

Wait… What IS a Mentor, Anyway?

For all the talk about “mentoring,” do we really know what it means? Tory Hoen considers.

Famous Mentorships: Our 9 Favorite Mentor Duos You Should Meet

Famous Mentorships: Our 9 Favorite Mentor Duos You Should Meet

9 celebrated figures and the equally famous mentors who helped them along.

What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him

What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him

“This American Life” host Ira Glass’s advice to beginners.

Tired of Leaning In? Maybe It’s Time To Recline.

Tired of Leaning In? Maybe It’s Time To Recline.

Sheryl Sandberg wants us to Lean In. Rosa Brooks wants us to Recline. What’s a working woman to do?

How To Quit Your Job in Style

How To Quit Your Job in Style

What’s better than landing a job you love? Quitting a job you loathe.

What To Wear To the Interview: Law

What To Wear To the Interview: Law

A young lawyer weighs on what to wear (and what NOT to wear) to an interview at a law firm.

What To Wear To the Interview: Finance

What To Wear To the Interview: Finance

A seasoned pro shares her advice for what to wear to an interview in finance.

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