New Employee Ponders Her Office Dress Code in Regards to the Industry and her Demographic

by Rachel Yeomans | November 6th, 2009

My recent incursion into the workforce has rendered me confused as to what exactly constitutes business attire in architecture. With no enforced dress code, the firm I have been working for in the past months continues to surprise me each week, with its similarity to the casualness of a Silicon Valley start-up (though, with the… Read more…

Emergency Work Wardrobe. Putting Some Business Savvy Towards Your Business Shopping

by Rachel Yeomans | October 5th, 2009

Be it your first internship, your first job or your promotion, there is a time when the excitement of a grand opportunity is temporarily outweighed by the fact that a new work wardrobe must be purchased before a paycheck is delivered. At these times you ponder the basics of discount work wear shopping: H&M, Nordstrom… Read more…

Keeping a Job in Style. Learn from Canada.

by Rachel Yeomans | September 6th, 2009

There are times we fall under the grave misconception that when we land a job we can kick up our heels, get comfortable and wait for the money to flow in without exerting too much effort on our part. A lesson in maintaining your recently-acquired (or even for those who have been comfortable in your… Read more…

Judging Dress Codes

by Rachel Yeomans | September 2nd, 2009

Back in May, there was a heat of buzz going on at the year’s Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s symposium held in Indianapolis. The event didn’t result in publicized decisions of ledgers, pleas–not even the economy. The resulting effect most widely discussed of the symposium was fashion…or more appropriately, inappropriate fashion. According to the New York… Read more…

Question from a Reader: Manning the Job Interview

by Rachel Yeomans | August 26th, 2009

Inquiry: Do you have any pointers on what a man should wear in an interview? And should it make a difference if a woman is the interviewer or not (considering women have a much better eye for fashion)? I’ve been wearing deep dark colors over a black suit (no pin stripes) when women have been… Read more…