career

One Year of LFC

In celebration of the one year anniversary of La Femme Collective alongside International Women's Day, we have crafted our own (and we believe better) version of modern day dating apps. We present to you the LFC Career Matcher, where you can view profiles of some of our favorite women. 

One Year of LFC

Work Email: Vent Before You Send

If you read the news (or are on Twitter or Facebook...or are just, ya know a human at this point), you'll have become quite familiar with the concept of 'Wikileaks' and their method of dumping emails onto the greater public. For some people, a dump of your work emails wouldn't ever be a big deal - it might expose how early you start thinking about lunch or what you really think of a coworker - but it likely wouldn't make headline news.

Work Email: Vent Before You Send

Getting Into Creative Fields?

I am a senior majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development and am entirely at a stump in my next step come May... which I've finally learned is OK, but thought I'd still ask for a little advice on your end. I studied fashion photography and styling in London a couple of summers ago and wish more than anything to return after graduating.

Getting Into Creative Fields?

"Advice for an introvert applying for jobs?"

Applying for a job is nerve-wracking for everybody, but it is especially hard if you tend to be shy and have a hard time putting yourself out there. I am extremely introverted, so I'm going to go ahead and assume something about you - you probably tend to overthink EVERYTHING. We just can't help it. If that is true, don't worry, you aren't alone. 

"Advice for an introvert applying for jobs?"

Lessons Learned

How did I figure out what I want? Sometimes, trial and error; I like to take chances. My first couple of stabs at the music industry were made with the influence of a lot of different voices. People told me I needed to change my name, what I needed to sing about, what I should look like and how to spend my money… it got pretty confusing. 

Lessons Learned

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

While the majority of women lust after a “better” version of themselves, few are certain of how to commence their self-growth. Spoiler alert – it begins with your mindset. I recently came across a bold list of 10 Things That Require Zero Talent that encapsulates the most critical traits for enhancing yourself as well as developing your own success.

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

Make Friends Not Competition

One of the most exciting times in our lives as professional women is the jump from school to the workforce.  Of course, it’s also one of the most stressful times, not least because we soon realize that there are SO MANY THINGS no one taught us in school.  I was 25 by the time I really made that leap, with a couple degrees in hand but minimal knowledge of how to deal with a crazy stressful workplace with confusing office politics. 

Make Friends Not Competition

Be Fearless in Your Curiosity

Human identity is a magical, complex form of self-definition. It’s a sum of people we have in our lives, life experiences, culture, language, environment and yes, your career. As you get older, you either gain a lot of clarity, confusion or a blend of both. As I begin the last year of my 20’s, I can say with confidence that no one has life fully figured out or a perfect career strategy (I certainly don’t!).

Be Fearless in Your Curiosity

The Fear of Not Having a Plan

From the day we are born, there is a plan in place for us. For a Type A girl like me, it’s heaven. You go to preschool at 3, and then you enter primary school at 5. From that point on, the next 13 years are all in the name of getting into a good college, or getting a job right out of school. You’re working towards something. You graduate from high school, and then you say goodbye to your parents as you move on to the next stage of your life.

The Fear of Not Having a Plan

The Importance of Writing a Follow-Up

Applying for a job takes a long time… you have to make sure your resume is perfect and that your cover letter highlights everything the employer is looking for. Once you triple check everything, it’s time to press send. Once everything is sent, there is a sigh of relief and words of A Chorus Line echo in your head “God, I hope I get it. I hope I get it!”

The Importance of Writing a Follow-Up

Interview Tips and Stories from Adriana Naslausky

Moving to New York City alone can be an overwhelming, nerve-wracking experience. Moving there, and trying to get a job in the fashion industry right away? - very nerve-wracking. When I moved here in 2012, I had no idea what to expect: I was a freshman at LIM College, living in the dorms, trying to get a grasp on this new world.

Interview Tips and Stories from Adriana Naslausky

The Long and Winding Road

I haven't had the straightest career path. I think when growing up you watch all the TV shows and movies and create a vision of what your life is going to be like as an adult.  Honest to god, I thought I'd meet my husband in college, work for a few years, and be married with three kids by 25.  I’d be the World's Best Mom, and not just because my kids bought me a mug that told me so.

The Long and Winding Road