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Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move

August 18, 2015

Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move

Ever dreamed of trading your cubicle for a Parisian pied-à-terre?

15 Style Faux Pas to Avoid at Work

August 11, 2015

15 Style Faux Pas to Avoid at Work

When it comes to looking sharp and setting yourself up for success in the office, we swear by the following rules.

Work-Life Balance: One Couple’s Breadwinning Arrangement

August 04, 2015

Work-Life Balance: One Couple’s Breadwinning Arrangement

Business school. Babies. Jobs. Moves. How one couple stays financially afloat through it all.

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

July 27, 2015

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

Why my “have-it-all” plan was flawed.

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

July 02, 2015

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.

June 17, 2015

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.

June 09, 2015

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.

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

May 20, 2015

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

May 19, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

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

May 16, 2015

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!

June 16, 2014

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?

May 16, 2014

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.

May 13, 2014

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?

May 07, 2014

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

April 23, 2014

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?

March 25, 2014

Wait… What IS a Mentor, Anyway?

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

What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him

February 28, 2014

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.

February 26, 2014

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

October 16, 2013

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

October 01, 2013

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.

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