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Career Advice

  1. your next move
    ‘I Hate My Cushy Job. Should I Suck It Up or Just Quit?’The answer is right there in the question.
  2. your next move
    ‘How Do I Explain That I Was Forced Out of My Job?’Tell the truth, but don’t overshare.
  3. your next move
    ‘Working As an Adjunct Isn’t Paying the Bills’Here’s how to punch up your résumé and work your contacts to find new opportunities.
  4. your next move
    ‘My Recruiter Is Driving Me Up a Wall’Do you really want that new job? You’ll need to show some flexibility and grace.
  5. your next move
    ‘I Left a Toxic Company. Should I Warn Other Employees?’As much as you may want to grab a sign and protest in front of HQ, this isn’t your fight.
  6. your next move
    ‘I’m Tired of Dealing With Incompetent Co-workers’You need to communicate your boundaries — repeatedly.
  7. your next move
    ‘I Stayed at My Job for Too Long and Now I’m Miserable’Don’t bring that baggage into your hiring process with new companies. Here’s how to regain your confidence.
  8. your next move
    ‘How Do I Get Past My Insecurity at Work After Being Fired?’A “workplace win” list, time, and therapy will help.
  9. your next move
    ‘My Boss Says I Work More Than My Predecessor. Can I Ask for a Raise?’Make a pitch based on your performance, not on the fact that the person you replaced was paid more for less work.
  10. your next move
    ‘Why Do I Outgrow Jobs So Quickly?’It’s your responsibility to make each role your own once you settle into a new company.
  11. your next move
    ‘How Do I Show I Can Handle Jobs I’m Not Fully Qualified For?’Telling the right story will make the hiring manager confident in your abilities.
  12. your next move
    ‘I Feel Like I Let Down My Bosses by Taking Another Job’It’s okay to move on. Here are some ways to ease the blow.
  13. your next move
    ‘I’m Homesick. How Do I Convince My Boss to Let Me Move to Another City?’If you truly want to keep this job, you need to determine what may make your boss nervous about you working remotely and address those concerns.
  14. your next move
    ‘How Do I Talk About Being Laid Off in a Job Interview?’You were let go, not fired, so there’s no need to lie. Here’s how to confidently explain your situation.
  15. your next move
    ‘My Manager Won’t Address My Co-Workers’ Unprofessional Behavior’You can only control yourself, but you can turn this situation to your advantage.
  16. your next move
    ‘Can I Back Out of a Job Offer a Week Before My Start Date?’It’s never too late — but you don’t know what connections you may be burning.
  17. your next move
    ‘Should I Try to Use an Outside Job Offer to Get a Promotion?’Leveraging an external offer is helpful to get a promotion at your current job, but it takes some finesse.
  18. ask a boss
    How to Find a Job Long DistanceThere are ways to improve your chances of getting a response when applying to jobs out of state.
  19. career advice
    Turn ‘I’m Thinking of Going Freelance’ Into an Actual ThingSome advice from freelancers who did it during the pandemic and are making it work.
  20. career
    The Costs of Oversharing With Your BossSave the deep, dark secrets for a Zoom with your therapist, not your supervisor.
  21. career advice
    10 Phone Interview Tips to Make a Lasting ImpressionAdvice from a workplace expert.
  22. work
    How I Get It Done: Bookstore Owner Sarah McNallyThe owner of famed New York bookstore on her early morning routine, why she’s stopped reading newspapers and the importance of a good pen.
  23. how i get it done
    How the Founder of Millennial Wedding-Registry Start-up Zola Gets It All DoneOn journaling twice a day, the stress of growing your business, and how she can count bachelorette parties as “market research.”
  24. advice
    Ask Polly: I Hate All Jobs!You aren’t wrong that offices can be miserable.
  25. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey, Finery Co-foundersBrooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey on SoulCycle, beauty essentials, and going into business with your best friend.
  26. How the Co-Founder and Global Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29 Gets Things DoneChristene Barberich on the importance of staying confident, her complicated morning routine, and the one thing she never leaves home without.
  27. work bitch
    Career Advice From a High-Powered BusinessladyOn the release day of Ivanka Trump’s Women Who Work, I, a high-powered businesslady, have some advice to give, too.
  28. What It’s Like to Be an Art Curator for Creative TimeOn speaking directly with the communities you work in, reading the work of your colleagues, and hoping dire times will inspire great art.
  29. how i get it done
    What It’s Like to Be a Stuntwoman on EmpireOn being covered in bruises, why she’ll never agree to an underwater scene, and why stunt work is easier for men.
  30. how i get it done
    What It’s Like to Be a Professional Travel WriterOn never leaving home without a pair of slippers, the hell that is tax season, and how she tries to blend in wherever she goes.
  31. how i get it done
    How the Founder of a Pro-Diversity Tech Start-up Gets Everything DoneOn refusing to drink Soylent, what a typical pitch meeting looks like, and working through the night.
  32. How Fashion Designer Eileen Fisher Gets Everything DoneOn employing one mantra to reduce stress, logging off on the weekends, and how being the boss has changed her.
  33. how i get it done
    How a Tarot-Card Reader to the Stars Spends Her DayOn sleeping like a monk, staying in touch with nature, and how she talks to non-believers.
  34. How a Top Chef: Just Desserts Pastry Chef and Cookbook Author Spends Her DayOn building in a cappuccino break every day, letting her mind wander, and why cookbooks help her stay inspired.
  35. How We Get It Done: Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, Founders of theSkimmOn five-minute intervals to stress, traveling with a uniform, and learning how to divide and conquer.
  36. How Fashion Designer Kate Spade Gets Everything DoneOn making it in fashion, why being a mother is the most important job in the world, and drinking Diet Pepsi to wake up.
  37. how i get it done
    How the CEO and Co-Founder of Blavity Gets Things DoneOn knowing when to put her phone down, gaining stress weight, and seeing opportunity in everything.
  38. taking care of business
    7 Tips From a Civil-Rights Attorney on How to Get a Job in Public ServiceAn interview with Maya Wiley, former legal counsel to Bill de Blasio, professor at New School, and chairwoman for the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
  39. what’s in a name?
    Are You Beyoncé Beyoncé or Just Regular Beyoncé?Name doppelgängers lead to so much anxiety.
  40. career advice
    Why a Business Wig Is Your Best Negotiating ToolWho needs Lean In when we have Nicki?
  41. career advice
    Your Career Is a Rolling WaveAdvice from CEO of DreamWorks Stacey Snider. 
  42. fairy jobmothers
    Turns Out, Mika Brzezinski Is Actually a Fairy GodmotherOne wave of her powerful scepter and people get jobs.
  43. career advice
    Beverly Johnson Had to Type Before She ModeledCrawl before you ball.