5 things you need in your briefcaseIf you emptied your briefcase right now, what would you find? An old pack of gum? Stacks of random papers?
For more essential guy fashion and style tips delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for the Men's Health Style Siren newsletter.
Chapped lips are distracting--and they hurt. With all eyes on your mouth when you speak during an interview, you want hydrated and healthy, not cracked and dry. Luckily, your girlfriend probably already has half a dozen tubes stashed in her purse. Grab one from her, or pick up Jack Black's trusty shea butter lip balm. ($7.50, getjackblack.com)
You never know when you'll get a call for a last-minute interview. Keep a flash drive, like this leather one from Restoration Hardware, in your bag at all times with an updated copy of your resume on it. That way, you can run to Kinkos and print off a fresh copy in minutes before racing to the meeting. ($24.50, restorationhardware.com)
You don't want to be the candidate that smells, whether that means B.O. or too much cologne. Keep a travel size fragrance handy for a last-minute spritz, but don't overdo it. Less is always more. The key is to look--not to smell--the part. This L'Occitane en Provence option will fit perfectly in any briefcase, and with a softer citrus scent, it won't overwhelm. ($27, loccitane.com)
Keep a comb, like Acca Kappa's Bioceta, in the side pocket of your bag. Combing is the simplest way to look groomed and put together. Coiffed locks combed to the side frame your face and make you appear sophisticated and polished because of the lack of stray hairs--ideal for impressing on an interview. ($16, beauty.com)
While this may be a splurge, a leather document holder looks unbelievably sharp--and a flimsy manila folder is a one-way ticket to the exit sign. Pull out this one from Coach with your resume inside. An item like this shows that you're invested in your career--and will be invested in the company you're interviewing at, too. ($168, coach.com)
Become fashionable at a reasonable price. Find out whether to Splurge or Save On Your New Style.
inspire: live a better life
A look back on all of the tiny tasks that 30 years of technology has saved you from.
What sets you apart from everyone else looking for a new job or bigger paycheck? Your profile!
With all those deals you snagged on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, today is your chance to give back to those in need with #GivingTuesday.
Miss Manners provides guidance on how to handle a request for party contributions
Miss Manners instructs on why tit-for-tat never works
Miss Manners offers thoughts on guests who disregard dinner party instructions
Rinse and repeat.
Make big bucks, from home, having fun? These women got creative and figured out a way to have it all. You can too.
Your boss. You might like her, you probably respect her, but do you know how to approach someone who seems so different from you? (Spoiler: She’s actually not.)
Over the weekend, Oprah decluttered her Montecito mansion and three other properties in a Santa Barbara yard sale that brought in more than $600,000(!). (Proceeds will benefit her girls’ leadership academy in South Africa, and not half of a Crate and Barrel chair, the traditional end goal of yard-sale proceeds.)
Exclusively for MSN, we bring you a six-part series from the new book: MISS MANNERS MINDS YOUR BUSINESS by Judith and Nicholas Ivor Martin.