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am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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Our committee has now reviewed all the applicants and you were not selected for the interview process. Unrealistic, I’d say. Come on.

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

Establishing references can be really difficult, especially when you’re looking for a job and don’t seem to have a strong list of potential references.

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A Seat At The Table

Ms. Career Girl

This is powerful and definitely effective. In 2012, she was appointed to President Obama’s Platform Committee. Career Girl. SHONDA SCOTT.

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

Establishing references can be really difficult, especially when you’re looking for a job and don’t seem to have a strong list of potential references.

How to Revamp a Boring Culture

Water Cooler Wisdom

These methods can definitely re-energize a stale culture, but there are other avenues you might try as well. Decide on the projects that will receive significant organizational resources by establishing a formal innovation committee to vet ideas. In an earlier article, I discussed how to  build a culture of innovation.

Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living

Ms. Career Girl

Yes, but the results are definitely worth it. The post Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Parabens.

why am I not getting promoted into a management job?

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take part in various business networking teams, and I currently sit on the steering committee of one. I’ve also been awarded and recognized for my leadership skills in my current role. If you haven’t, that’s the missing piece, and you should definitely do that before concluding that you should move on. Have I missed a step?

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How To Ace A Career Fair

Career Realism

With so many potential employers in one spot, you definitely want to make a good impression, right? How can YOU become one of the “greats?”

3 Reasons Not Having A Personal Website Might Be Costing You Big

Career Realism

In the wrong context, talking about your accomplishments and success can definitely be inappropriate. Work It Daily. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

8 Ways Starting a Business Helps Your Job Search

Resume Bear

It will definitely show off your energy and vision, and will make you a more competitive candidate for any role. 8.  If you are one of the many people who lost your job during the recent depression, you should be working on starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal replacement job. Fun learning Experience.

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3 Reasons Not Having A Personal Website Might Be Costing You Big

Career Realism

In the wrong context, talking about your accomplishments and success can definitely be inappropriate. Also, keep in mind that context matters.

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job candidate got company name wrong, makeup at work, and more

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Also, should someone on the hiring committee, who helped him get set up on the computer beforehand, have pointed out the mistake so he could have fixed it before everyone else showed up, or was it better to let everyone see? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Job candidate got our company name wrong in a presentation.

Zappos and Holacracy: How to Negatively Recruit Against This Org Structure.

HR Capitalist

Here''s the definition of that org structure from my friend Paul Hebert at Fistful of Talent : "H olacracy  is an organization structure that seeks to replace the traditional, hierarchical organization structure with governing “circles” focused on specific work outputs—not titles or functions per se. You say tomato, I say committee.

how do I give a reference for my awful boss, employer will fire anyone who job-searches, and more

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But you should definitely ask the reference-checkers what systems are in place to ensure that your feedback doesn’t get back to your boss. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. How do I give a reference for my awful boss? just found out that my boss is a final-round candidate for a position elsewhere. Is this appropriate?

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Some LinkedIn strategies.

Job Stalker

However, I am finding a definite increase in people reaching out to me via my Linked In profile. Hope you find this helpful! And finally.

should you be paid for the time you spend interviewing internally?

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A reader writes: Quite a few years back, I was assisting my manager with interviewing candidates for an office manager position. One of my colleagues, a non-exempt employee, interviewed for the job. She was told she did not have to clock out for her interview. The interview was at a different site, so she would probably be upwards of two hours gone.

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my boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave, watching what I say around a coworker with financial worries, and more

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As long as you aren’t bragging about purchases to your colleague (and it definitely doesn’t sound like you are), you shouldn’t censor yourself. You definitely don’t need to avoid getting a haircut! Of course, if you think you’re likely to be let go over this, then yes, you should definitely be job searching. Here we go…. 1.

“Can I retire and also continue working for my employer?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

That said, the definitive answer can be found only in your own retirement plan. All employee welfare and benefit plans I have reviewed say that the plan will be operated and supervised by a “Plan Administrator” or “Retirement Committee” or similar such title. Portland, Oregon. Answer : Dear Mark:    . That is the case, here, too.

How Can Social Media Affect Your Job Search?

Jennifer Anthony

If you have it on your resume, then the employer will definitely look at it. As a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. By Erin Kennedy. It most certainly could and probably will.

How Can Social Media Affect Your Job Search?

Jennifer Anthony

If you have it on your resume, then the employer will definitely look at it. As a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. By Erin Kennedy. It most certainly could and probably will.

my boss sent around photos of my coworker in body paint, getting paid for commute time, and more

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This honestly doesn’t bother me at all (my degree is in Linguistics–we’re all about letting go of hangups over variation in language use), but it occurred to me that I could offer the committee responsible for it volunteer services as a copy editor. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Your manager is an ass.

The Creative Power Of Language

Career Realism

They’re not mere definitions of objects or concepts; rather they enable us to see what we wouldn’t see without them. The Value of Distinctions.

how to handle a hostile new hire — and candidates with identical interview answers

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A reader writes: I am a low-level supervisor, and I’m on the hiring committee for our entry-level contract positions. Our questions are very open-ended, so it was definitely beyond coincidence. Our process is a skills test, followed by an interview for those who pass. Recently, we had two candidates interview one after another.

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my boss is furious after my coworker pranked her, the deal with “hustle,” and more

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That doesn’t mean I definitely wouldn’t interview your husband, but it does mean that I’d want to be able to decide that for myself before investing time in interviewing him. friend and former colleague works at this new college and was on the hiring committee. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Seriously, that’s it.

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I’m in training with a much slower coworker, contacting my boyfriend’s boss, and more

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Whoa, definitely do not  contact his manager yourself. Should I let my friends know I’m on the hiring committee that will be evaluating their spouses? I was asked to be on the hiring committee for an open position in my division. It’s five answers to five questions. Is there something else I can move on to?”

mentioning marriage and kids on a resume, interviewing in a foreign language, and more

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Member of Anytown Presbyterian Church for 10 years; currently serving as an active elder, supporting the work of the Fellowship Committee. Also, definitely don’t do this only as a way to look impressive; you should only do this if you genuinely have questions for that person. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Nooooo!

what if my coworker fails a class I teach, hiring the long-term unemployed, and more

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If a coworker does well in our classes, we generally both know about it and it definitely helps them in the workplace. Volunteer, serve on committees, try to take on some freelance work in your field — whatever you can do that’s as close to working as possible. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1.

I have a weird patchwork of responsibilities, sharing a desk, and more

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My friend feels they have been unfairly treated. I am in two minds about what to say, because on the one hand, this is impractical and with academic work there is a definite tacit understanding that you spend the rest of your time doing research. Everyone seemed happy, the people on the hiring committee convinced me to go for it.

How Job Hunters Should Use ZoomInfo to Crush the Competition

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Bob called me in a panic a few months ago.    One of his well meaning friends had suggested his name to a recruiter for a job. 

A Guide to Creating a Professional Setting for Skype Interviews

Corn on the Job

The key is professionalism, and remembering that in this situation, less is definitely more. There’s just one problem. How do you do it?

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How Job Hunters Should Use ZoomInfo to Crush the Competition

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Bob called me in a panic a few months ago.    One of his well meaning friends had suggested his name to a recruiter for a job. 

Living in Ubud, Environment: Nature, Climate, Villages, and Animals

Personal Excellence Blog

Unless you enjoy being stuck in the rain, I definitely recommend that you visit between May and September. Ubud: Living in Nature. Check. Check.

we have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to re-hire us, fired for refusing to answer manager’s questions on the weekend, and more

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It might just be the timing — new boss has a lot of good ideas, and there’s definitely room for improvement here. My boss won’t let me serve on boards or committees in our field. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. We have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to invite us back.

boss accused me of faking a panic attack to get out of a meeting, coworker is taking over my social life, and more

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think he’s in the wrong for writing me up for a health condition I can’t control, especially after telling me that it was okay, and even more wrong for accusing me of faking it (since if he thinks he faked it, that definitely influenced his decision to write me up). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1.

asking for a job description before interviewing, turning down an offer, and more

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The CEO called and said I was the committee’s preferred candidate and they were going to call on references. As for the entry-level jobs, yeah, the definition has been stretched in recent years. It’s short answer Saturday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. ” 2. ” 3.

a parking shortage at my job is forcing me to park a mile away

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You can imagine the challenges of city parking for 25,000 people, and this is definitely a city with horrible weather that at times adds a great deal to the challenges. The main campus, where I work, covers 167 acres and employs over 25,000 people. The position I’m in now is salaried/exempt, and consists of weekdays approximately 8-5.

my top performer constantly texts and web-surfs, asking about drug testing during an interview, and more

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Should I let this coworker be on a hiring committee with me? Instead, I’d go with something like, “Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with me. I’ll definitely be thinking about what I can do to address it in the future and really appreciate your being candid with me.” Here we go…. 1. short answer

do you need a local area code when job searching, candidates keep stalking my voicemail, and more

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It’s currently in a congressional committee, and if you support it, you should ask your members of Congress to support it too.). In fact, it’s really not up to them whether your role is exempt or non-exempt ; they need to comply with the definitions laid out by the federal government. It’s five answers to five questions. and I do it.

interview with a lab worker at the Arctic Circle

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In addition, we have a Recreation Committee that oversees other activities. Recently, a commenter mentioned that her dad is a lab supervisor in a mine at the Arctic Circle, and there was a clamor to learn more. Her dad graciously agreed to do an interview for us. How did you end up with this post? first came on 9-11-2001 as a consultant.

former boss keeps trying to pull me into drama, interviewer told me that I was “misleading” him, and more

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He was pretty insistent that the work I did for my previous employer did not fit his definition of an HR assistant, even after I explained that it was the title my previous employer gave me. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. My former boss keeps trying to pull me into drama at my old job. hope this all works out though!”