Read This Before Your Next Job Interview

Ask a Manager just posted a complete guide to job interviewing.

What It’s Like to Break Up With a Career

I remember the devastating feeling of coming to the end of my MFA in theater and understanding that I would be unlikely to become an academic or a professional theater artist.

Ask Nicole: How Do I Get a Raise and Time Off While Still Working in My Field?

I’m a recent humanities PhD with lots of student loan debt struggling to get my life together.

On Art and Employment

The next installment in Carolita Johnson’s “A Woman’s Work” series is up at Longreads.

How to Get a Corporate Job

It’s not hard to get a job at a major company’s corporate headquarters, especially if you treat it like a goal.

My First Suit Was a Thousand-Dollar Mistake

No one else’s pants were cuffed or pleated. My $80 tie was too wide.

Quit Your Job

Our careers depend on it!

Dress for the Job You Have

This purchase would mark my transition from the casual wardrobes of grad school and summer camp into the sobering reality of the modern American office workplace.

We Have to Discuss This Clarinet Story

As soon as I saw it, I thought “we have to talk about this on The Billfold.”

Three Times I Successfully Negotiated My Salary

I took a deep breath and said, “I was hoping for more, based on my research on the typical range for this position.”