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  1. ask a boss
    How to Write a Perfect Resignation LetterFor one, it’s not the place to air your grievances. For another, it shouldn’t be how your boss finds out you’re leaving.
  2. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Has Been Impossible to Work With Ever Since I Gave Notice’It’s almost a hallmark of poorly run companies that people are mistreated during their notice periods.
  3. first person
    I’m a TV Writer on Food StampsWhile writers like me struggle to make ends meet, Hollywood studios get rich off the content we create.
  4. power
    Bad ActorStudents arrived at Michèle Lonsdale-Smith’s acting class to kick-start their careers. Instead, ex-members say they were subject to cultlike abuse.
  5. work
    How to Gracefully Decline a Job OfferIt’s completely okay for you to reject an employer, just as it’s normal for employers to turn down applicants.
  6. your next move
    ‘I’m Terrified of Making Even Tiny Mistakes at Work’While a certain level of work stress is normal, you need to ask for support if it’s affecting how you perform your job.
  7. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Interview for an Attractive Job If I Like My Current One?’If you’re intrigued by the opening and think it could be a good fit, it makes sense to take the interview and learn more.
  8. your next move
    ‘I Have No Direction in My New Job’Don’t wait for guidance from your boss that may never arrive. Here’s how to develop an action plan.
  9. ask a boss
    ‘I Had a Great Job Interview — Why Haven’t I Heard Back?’It’s impossible to tell from the outside what might be going on, so you should never, ever assume a job is a lock.
  10. how i get it done
    How Designer and Artist (and New Mom) Sarah Nsikak Gets It Done“Guilt isn’t going to help me be there for my daughter more. If she’s with the right person, she is fine, and I should feel good about that.”
  11. your next move
    ‘My Boss Calls Me ‘Sis’ And I Want Him To Stop’You need to tell him it’s offensive.
  12. how i get it done
    How Creative Director (and New Mom) Anna Polonsky Gets It Done“I only took a month of maternity leave, but in all honesty, I was back on email two weeks in.”
  13. how i get it done
    How Retail Consultant and New Mom Julian Paik Gets It Done“There were definitely moments during leave where I was like, ‘I want to check my email,’ and I did.”
  14. how i get it done
    How Writer and New Mom Janell M. Hickman-Kirby Gets It Done“Motherhood has taught me that there’s no time like the present. None of that Oh, I’ll save that really nice body oil for a vacation.”
  15. how i get it done
    How Attorney L. Ashley Aull Gets It Done Her First Week Back From Parental Leave“I took less time than I could’ve because I felt pressure from my own ambition to return to work.”
  16. ask a boss
    When Should I Tell Potential Employers About My Disability?Since it’s not something they can legally take into consideration, wait until the offer stage.
  17. how i get it done
    How Kith’s Chief Impact Officer (and New Mom) Sharifa Murdock Gets It Done“I make sure that I take care of myself because if I’m not good, then I can’t do anything else.”
  18. your next move
    ‘My Boss Is Making Me Work Two Jobs With No Additional Pay’If the extra work positions you for a promotion or gives you skills you can leverage to land a job elsewhere, it may be worth sticking it out.
  19. how i get it done
    How Tell Me Lies Author and Mom of Two Carola Lovering Gets It Done“This was a red-carpet moment, and I was like, ‘Can you please hold on? I need to finish pumping.’”
  20. how i get it done
    How Actor, Podcast Host, and Mom of Three Casey Wilson Gets It Done“With my third, there just is not the mental or emotional capacity to care as much. It feels quite freeing.”
  21. how i get it done
    How This Dior Executive Gets It Done With Two Kids Under Two“It’s hard — you have no more time for yourself, really. I feel like things are constantly on the edge of chaos.”
  22. ask a boss
    How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job InterviewOnce you understand what your interviewer is looking for, this question gets much easier to approach.
  23. how i get it done
    How Fashion Designer and Mom to a 2-Year-Old Mary Furtas Gets It Done“I’m just much more adult, calmer, and more diplomatic with people. You grow.”
  24. your next move
    ‘I’m Afraid I’ve Aged Out of My Line of Work’Yes, ageism can be a real issue in some industries, but don’t other yourself by fixating on differences between generations in the workplace.
  25. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Be Honest in My Exit Interview?’Companies that truly want to hear employees’ input will solicit that input while you’re still working there, not once you’re walking out the door.
  26. ask a boss
    How to Answer ‘Why Are You Interested in This Position?’ in a Job InterviewThis is usually one of the first questions asked in an interview, and you shouldn’t wing your answer.
  27. ¡hola papi!
    ‘I’m Ashamed of Being Unemployed’The path is long, crooked, embarrassing, and deeply silly. Having friends and passions will make it tolerable.
  28. ask a boss
    ‘I’m Sick of Having to Do My Incompetent Colleague’s Work’Talk to your manager. It sounds as if he might not realize how frustrated you are or how much it’s affecting your work or your hours.
  29. your next move
    ‘How Do I Explain That I Was Forced Out of My Job?’Tell the truth, but don’t overshare.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. first person
    A Month in a Tuscan Villa Didn’t Fix My BurnoutIt’s easy to have perspective at the birthplace of the Renaissance. But what about when rent’s due?
  34. ask a boss
    ‘I’m Working Remotely, But My Company Won’t Let Me Move Out of State’When you’re already remote, it’s easy to think, What difference does it make whether I’m working ten miles away or across the country?
  35. how i got this business
    Anna Meacham Is a Problem SolverEmpathy comes first for the head of Huxley, a talent agency for multi-hyphenates.
  36. minding our business
    Working With Family Is Actually PossibleKaitlin and Sarah Leung, sisters who run the popular food blog “The Woks of Life” with their parents, on the business of family business.
  37. how i got this business
    They Started a Business While BankruptAlex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas relied on prayer and perpetual yard sales to start House of Intuition.
  38. my biggest setback
    How This Around-the-Way Girl Found Glamorous SuccessMia Ray of Glam-aholic Lifestyle on the power of figuring it out on her own.
  39. my biggest setback
    It’s Hard to Be the FirstBloomi founder Rebecca Alvarez on how history-making success doesn’t come easy — even after you already have it.
  40. minding our business
    Nail That Next Job InterviewRaeshem Nijhon, the founder and executive producer of Culture House, is all about the “superstrong follow-up.”
  41. how i got this business
    The New College Grad Giving Artists Their DueWhile still in school, Charlie Jarvis co-founded a tech platform to change how the art world works. It’s about time.
  42. my biggest setback
    Why Do You Have to Do It All?An unplanned pregnancy and the pandemic forced Splendid Spoon founder Nicole Centeno to rethink her business’s entire structure.
  43. how i got this business
    Eliza Blank’s Houseplant EmpireHow The Sill founder elevated plants from gardening catalogues to high-design concept stores.
  44. how i got this business
    This Ex–Sephora Exec’s Lipstick Brand Isn’t Like the RestHow Margarita Arriagada took her mom’s most prized possession and turned it into a luxury beauty business.
  45. how i got this business
    How Horny Tumblr Inspired This Ethical Porn App for Your Ears“Tumblr walked so Quinn could run.”
  46. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Demands Unrealistic Timelines When Assigning Me Work’At this point she’s learned from experience that if she pushes you, you’ll find a way to get it done.
  47. minding our business
    Actually, Quitting Can Be a Very Good ChoiceLauren Kleinman had it all until she thought, This is the last Monday meeting I’m going to go to. She runs her own meetings now.
  48. ask a boss
    ‘Should I Put More Effort Into Making Friends at Work?’There’s a really big middle ground between seeking out friendships at work and deliberately avoiding them: just being pleasant and friendly.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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