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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Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career

Hi Jen, Your advice (here and here) on dealing with workplace sexism has also been useful for dealing with cissexism and transphobia – I was wondering if you’d consider throwing out some specific advice for people who don’t fit the gender binary? The majority of problems I’ve found: – Not being hired in the first place. If it’s a case…

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Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?

I’m following a dream that I started late; I feel so behind with life. I do have hopes of getting there (think: academia or something really traditional like ballet), I’m getting positive feedback. But I am frustrated about my situation because I don’t get any respect and feel terribly unsuccessful. I’m also not stellar at focus and perhaps a reason…

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Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City

Recently you wrote about bullishly preparing for maternity leave. Do you have advice for bullishly preparing for a cross-country move to a new city? I’m hoping to move in a few months, spurred by the desire to find more ambitious people and shed the feeling of stagnation I have from staying in my home city. Work is squared away, but…

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Bullish Q&A: I Keep Interviewing for Jobs I Don’t Really Want

I was laid off in June. Since, I’ve been working 40+ hours a week in a restaurant while networking (i.e. drinking a lot of coffee and beer with other engineers), applying, and interviewing for jobs. “Doing everything right” is exhausting in it’s own right, but more frustrating is sitting in interviews and realizing mid-way that I have no desire to…

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On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work

This is a post Jen wrote for DailyWorth – see her complete DailyWorth archive here. Teamwork is great … until it isn’t. Your workplace might run on collaboration, but when it comes time to dole out raises and promotions, it’s not your whole team being judged — it’s you. If you’re toiling away at your desk and then letting your…

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Bullish on DailyWorth…How To Nail Your First Day On The Job

This is a post Jen wrote for DailyWorth – see her complete DailyWorth archive here. Your first day at a new job can feel a lot like a first date. You spend an hour picking out the perfect outfit, worry that you’ll say the wrong thing, and the whole experience can end with excitement about what comes next or anxiety…

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Bullish Blog Network: How to Launch

Spring is the harbinger of “new beginnings” – why not take advantage of this biological drive to create by launching your next gig? Our industrious bullicorns share their tips. Caitlin at I’m a Damn Student, What Do I Know – How to Launch Into Being a Graduate! Engage: You don’t have to go straight into the ‘perfect’ job, in fact it might take…

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