209 posts categorized "Advice"

5 Red Hot Career Tips I Got from Amy Coney Barrett

Just because you disagree with her on most issues doesn’t mean she can’t be your favorite role model. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:57 PM on October 19, 2020 in Advice, Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work | Comments (0)

Kirkland Ellis Associate Speaks Out About Race/Racism in Big Law

Black lawyers in elite firms are not suppose to do this. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:26 AM on June 16, 2020 in Advice, Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (1)

"A Sad and Scary Time" for Asian Americans: Racism During COVID-19

“I’m a proud American, but some people don’t see me as American.” Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:13 PM on May 25, 2020 in Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Ready for Passion on the Job?

Of all the career topics out there, the mandate for passion must surely win the prize for being one of the silliest Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:41 PM on November 26, 2019 in Advice, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Women Are Like Pancakes

The advice wasn't all bad. Just inept, condescending and sometimes ridiculous. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:27 PM on October 29, 2019 in Advice, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Career Advice for Kirstjen Nielsen

Her career is full of teachable moments. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:05 AM on April 9, 2019 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (1)

How To Keep Associates Satisfied (and Obedient)

Associates are simple, docile, obedient and trainable. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:04 PM on September 4, 2018 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

Is She the Highest Paid Female Partner in Big Law? Quite Possibly.

Who says only boys make the big bucks in Big Law? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:35 AM on May 30, 2018 in Advice, Home/Work, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (1)

Ladies, Get Out Your Whip

You've hired a career coach, a business development tutor and a dress-for-success consultant, but I bet you forgot this: The dominatrix. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:25 PM on March 18, 2018 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

Men, Are You Really that Confused?

Some advice for the post-Wesinterin era. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:00 AM on November 21, 2017 in Advice, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (2)

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About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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