On 'Don't Eat My Oatmeal': Working With Colleagues Who Don't Like You

That's both simpler (because there's something measurable to point to and provide specific feedback about) and more complicated (because it's affecting the business directly). Do you and this person share a supervisor?

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0

On How to Cold Email a Complete Stranger

@sig sag great point about the subject line of the email!

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:57 am 0

On How to Cold Email a Complete Stranger

@chickpeas akimbo I'm the same way. Whenever I've been approached for informational interviews - which has happened maybe half a dozen times - earnestness wins over generic/business-y. The worst is when they have absolutely no idea what you or your company do. Basic research, people.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0

On How to Cold Email a Complete Stranger

@notpollyanna I think that's OK! I think acknowledging that you understand their position isn't a bad thing. Shows humility and flexibility.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm 0

On How to Cold Email a Complete Stranger

@chickpeas akimbo Great suggestions! Thanks for weighing in on how it feels to be in the recipient shoes.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm 0

On How to Cold Email a Complete Stranger

@Ester Bloom That's pretty neat. I always respect people for responding, even if it's to say that they don't have time to meet, talk, or whatever.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:59 am 0

On How to Cold Email a Complete Stranger

@guenna77 Hopefully this will make it a wee bit easier!

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:58 am 1

On Four (And One) Items I Regretted Wearing to My First Job

@Allison @NoName I'm sure it doesn't apply universally - I work in the financial district and do see suits around! - but I've never been in a situation where a silk blouse and slacks, or whatever other professional combo, hasn't been professional enough.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm 0

On Four (And One) Items I Regretted Wearing to My First Job

@Madeline Shoes I didn't mention it in this post, but in addition to the outfits mentioned here, I also wore flip flops (not nice ones - Reefs) to this job. Sigh.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:38 am 0

On Four (And One) Items I Regretted Wearing to My First Job

@LookUponMyWorks Oh yeah, I had one of those. A too-small, sythetic gray sweater that I'd inherited from my neighbor. Oh, and it made me sweat.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:34 am 0