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am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

Ask A Manager

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.

“Can I trust Human Resources to keep things confidential?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We asked him if he would then keep the details of what we said confidential, and he agreed to do so, and to transmit only in general terms our thoughts and concerns to the Compensation Committee. Definitely not our names. Question: I’m a technical recruiter who is paid salary and commission. He asked us to put our concerns in writing.

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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.

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. 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. No gap in Your Resume. Find a Partner.

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why am I not getting promoted into a management job?

Ask A Manager

I take part in various business networking teams, and I currently sit on the steering committee of one. If you haven’t, that’s the missing piece, and you should definitely do that before concluding that you should move on. I’ve managed two extracurricular clubs while in school. Is there something I am not doing well? work habit

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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? A lot of students!) or Ms.”

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. I’ll look like a narcissist.

2014 28

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

Ask A Manager

I’m not on the hiring committee but am wondering what you and the community think about a mistake like this: Should it be considered a serious mark against him? I definitely wouldn’t have wanted the person who helped him set up to have tipped him off beforehand so he could fix it before everyone else saw it. Here we go….

2015 19

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. The thing is, I’m not on the philanthropy committee, and presumably someone (or multiple someones) who are on it suggested Autism Speaks because they do support it. Here we go…. It’s gross.

2016 13

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.

job applicants’ parents keep calling me, coworkers are ranking the attractiveness of women in the office, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m thinking there is no benefit to further discussing this with the search committee, since they can’t undo it (and frankly, don’t seem to care how I feel about it), so how can I approach this with the new ED so she knows I’m on board and not jealous or resentful? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

“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.

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

Ask A Manager

My manager, who was not on the hiring committee and who was very supportive of my potential promotion, reminded me to make up the time I was missing to interview by working extra that day or at a later date that week. One of my colleagues, a non-exempt employee, interviewed for the job. She ended up getting the job.). interviewing

2015 12

hiring someone for a job that might change soon, recommending a former coworker who left on bad terms, and more

Ask A Manager

What I’m not sure about is whether it looks better to the hiring committee (which includes other senior managers I report to) to withdraw my name from consideration shortly after the interview, if I decide to do so, or to wait for an offer. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. But I am likely changing jobs soon. Any advice?

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

Ask A Manager

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.

2015 20

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.

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

Ask A Manager

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. You can definitely volunteer to do it! Here we go…. and 5 p.m.,

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

Ask A Manager

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…. Nooooo!

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

Ask A Manager

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. A 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…. I am afraid of spiders!

2015 23

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

Ask A Manager

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….

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

Ask A Manager

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. Here we go…. Probably. I wouldn’t. short answers

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

Ask A Manager

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….

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

Ask A Manager

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. It definitely doesn’t sound personal here.

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

Ask A Manager

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…. We have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to invite us back.

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

Ask A Manager

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.

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

Ask A Manager

I 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….

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

Ask A Manager

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. I was just asked last week to be our department representative to 2 major committees. I’m an RN, working at a very large hospital. So: big. workplace practices

interview with a lab worker at the Arctic Circle

Ask A Manager

In addition, we have a Recreation Committee that oversees other activities. I’m a big fan of strawberries and grapes at breakfast, and I definitely have them much more often here than at home. 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.

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

Ask A Manager

Should I let this coworker be on a hiring committee with me? It is up to me to form the interview committee for this, and she has asked to be on it. I’ll definitely be thinking about what I can do to address it in the future and really appreciate your being candid with me.” It’s five answers to five questions.