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11 Things Never to Do in an Interview, According to HR Professionals

June 23, 2022

11 Things Never to Do in an Interview, According to HR Professionals

You got your résumé into tip-top shape, and you landed the interview. Here’s what NOT to do next.

6 Successful Women Share Their Biggest Career Mistakes

June 03, 2022

6 Successful Women Share Their Biggest Career Mistakes

These women learned the hard way—so you don’t have to.

Do You Have to Quit Your Day Job to Work on a Passion Project?

May 20, 2022

Do You Have to Quit Your Day Job to Work on a Passion Project?

Plus, contribute to M.M.’s time capsule, and we’ll follow up in one year with reflections on what has (and hasn’t) changed.

How to Make a Positive Social Impact—Without Quitting Your Day Job

April 21, 2022

How to Make a Positive Social Impact—Without Quitting Your Day Job

Want to make a difference in the world, but aren’t sure where to start? The Executive Director of MIT Solve shares her advice.

What 6 Women Who Changed Careers During the Pandemic Learned About Themselves

April 07, 2022

What 6 Women Who Changed Careers During the Pandemic Learned About Themselves

Change is never easy, but it can also be an important catalyst for self-discovery.

Want a More Meaningful Career? Try Starting with a Personal Vision Statement

March 26, 2022

Want a More Meaningful Career? Try Starting with a Personal Vision Statement

Executive and leadership coach Kacey Cardin shares her advice for prioritizing purpose-driven work.

How to Be an Equitable Manager, According to a Workplace & Equity Expert

February 25, 2022

How to Be an Equitable Manager, According to a Workplace & Equity Expert

Author, professor, and equity expert Minda Harts shares concrete steps to create an equitable and psychologically safe environment for all employees.

3 Black M.M. Stylists Share Their Thoughts on Hair in the Workplace

February 19, 2022

3 Black M.M. Stylists Share Their Thoughts on Hair in the Workplace

“Working in fashion, I am fortunate to be in a space that fosters and encourages creativity. But many cannot say the same.”

M.M.LaFleur’s 2021 Year-in-Review

December 17, 2021

M.M.LaFleur’s 2021 Year-in-Review

Find out what M.M. customers—and employees—wore, watched, and did this year.

The One Thing Every Woman Wants More Of, Post-Pandemic

November 07, 2021

The One Thing Every Woman Wants More Of, Post-Pandemic

In partnership with The Harris Poll, M.M.LaFleur surveyed 800 women to learn how the pandemic has changed the trajectory of their lives. What we discovered was that the majority of women want the same thing: time.

12 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Find Your Purpose

October 09, 2021

12 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Find Your Purpose

This is what you should know about yourself before making a major change in your career or your life.

A 3-Part Formula for Eliminating Awkward Small-Talk at Work

September 17, 2021

A 3-Part Formula for Eliminating Awkward Small-Talk at Work

Whether you’re heading back into the office or still stuck on Zoom, chances are your small-talk skills could use a tune-up.

How to Connect with Your Coworkers When You Work from Home

August 28, 2021

How to Connect with Your Coworkers When You Work from Home

Investing in getting to know your colleagues can have a major impact on your happiness at work—and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, awkward, or uncomfortable.

6 Ways to Improve Your Work-from-Home Setup, According to an Interior Designer

August 13, 2021

6 Ways to Improve Your Work-from-Home Setup, According to an Interior Designer

Simple tweaks to help get you into work mode—even if you’re working from your dining room table.

5 Expert Tips for Working Moms Seeking Better Work-Life Balance

June 18, 2021

5 Expert Tips for Working Moms Seeking Better Work-Life Balance

The pandemic created innumerable challenges for working parents. Now, as life goes somewhat back to normal, it’s time to rewrite the rules to make working parenthood more manageable.

How to Change Your Career Without Going Broke, According to 5 Women Who Actually Did It

April 23, 2021

How to Change Your Career Without Going Broke, According to 5 Women Who Actually Did It

No matter how daunting it may appear, it is possible to pivot your career regardless of your industry, level of experience, or age. You just need to plan ahead.

What to Wear for Your Virtual Interview (Depending on Your Industry)

May 16, 2020

What to Wear for Your Virtual Interview (Depending on Your Industry)

Interviewing by Zoom? Here are 10 outfits that will help you stand out, no matter what industry you’re in.

6 Things I Learned When I Left My Job to Write a Novel

February 04, 2022

6 Things I Learned When I Left My Job to Write a Novel

I leapt from a comfortable status quo into a decidedly uncomfortable “what if.” Here’s what I learned.

Should You Buy Your Boss a Gift?

November 21, 2018

Should You Buy Your Boss a Gift?

Perplexed about the rules of gift-giving at work? We’ve got you covered.

How to Talk About the Election at Work

October 02, 2020

How to Talk About the Election at Work

HR professionals share their tips for navigating this tricky time.

Is Your Career Really Your Passion?

February 12, 2021

Is Your Career Really Your Passion?

You don’t have to love your job, or baking, or anything really. Unless of course you want to.

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