Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?

Hi Jen! My question is about the importance of office attire and appearance at work. I work at a company where the dress code is very casual. Most days I just wear jeans and sometimes dresses, but I don’t wear much makeup and usually put my hair in a bun. Recently, however, I was promoted to a more senior position and…

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Bullish Q&A: Taking Risks to Move Up Fast

Having a tough time in my career so I’m clicking through Get Bullish, hopefully for some good insights, and came across this: Incompetent Boss? Opportunity for You! – and I have a follow up Bullish Q&A question. Let’s say you follow that article. Let’s say you use your smarts and charm and genuine personality and do get noticed by higher ups,…

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Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away

Bullish Q&A- How to Stay Motivated when the Gentlewomanly Goal Seems Far Away (1)

I discovered Bullish as an underpaid, bored Administrative Assistant. I realized I needed to change things but I was stuck in an idleness trap. Bullish entered my life just when I needed it. Now I’m in the process of applying to graduate school and I’m feeling all kinds of warm fuzzy excited feelings. But grad school is a long process…

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Bullish on The Billfold: When To Quit Your Job

Hey bullicorns! Here’s a post from last fall that didn’t get posted here because we were totally preoccupied with #BullCon15. Enjoy! I think it’s really important to take a step back here and say: you need to always be thinking about your career separate from your job. What I mean is that a career usually consists of many jobs, but it also…

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Announcing GetBullish Merit Badges in #Adulting and Getting Bullish

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Hey bullicorn! Did you spend your childhood earning merit badges, carefully checking off requirements for “Home Scientist” or “My Best Self”? We did! And it is with the greatest respect that we introduce Bullish Merit Badges – badges for grownup ladies, in #adulting and getting bullish. Our first badge, the Personal Finance Unicorn badge, celebrates “achievable achievements” in getting your…

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Bullish Q&A: What to Do When Your Internship is Probably Illegal?

I’ve been working with a photographer for about 2 months and while I’m learning things, a lot of what I’m doing is mostly just work for her that isn’t super helpful for me and I’m pretty sure that I’m being taken advantage of (though I don’t think this is intentional on her part). She’s really disorganized and has a lot going on…

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Bullish Q&A: Side Hustles + Undermining Colleagues in Academia

  Dear Jen, I’m a PhD student with a grant from the government and a work contract with my university until 2020. This is a major part of what I want to do with my life. However, I feel that this is not enough. The thing is, I think I would also be really, really good at investing in and managing…

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Bullish Q&A: Gentlewomanly Living with a Toddler

  Hi, I would love to hear Jen’s thoughts on Gentlewomanly Living with a Kid. I used to have a pretty elegant lifestyle, but now I have a toddler, which means less time/energy, so many ugly plastic things in a my house, and spending a lot of time with someone who throws her food and likes to wipe her snot…

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