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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do the job? area nonprofit manager?

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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In addition, this could be interpreted as standard factual information such as the period of time I worked there, etc. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

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Or raise the price. Or raise the price. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? He is not that way the rest of the time.

short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

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Lots of companies keep everything electronically, so getting something by fax (or postal mail) requires extra time to integrate it with their files.

can I promote my jewelry at work, my boss is bad at email, and more

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I also just became a part-time rep for a direct sales business selling beautiful, reasonably priced, stylish jewelry. From time to time, my bosses (all men) have asked for my suggestion for gifts for their wives and daughters, as I believe they trust my taste. Should I talk to my manager about it? Here we go….

7 Ways to Save Money While Launching Your Business

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Many local business organizations and Chambers of Commerce have directories of members open to swapping. 1. Hire Your Kids.

do what you say you're going to do

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Every single time. Every single time. I wish I managed to deliver more consistently or even track what I’ve said I’d deliver.

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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In general, if a manager has concerns about an employee that the employee doesn’t know about, the problem lies at least as much with the manager.

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. My time’s limited! Get an Ask a Manager mug.

Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

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Is this your first time here? Spend limited amounts of time with people. What I do hear Asperger’s people sad about all the time is a lack of employment opportunity. The way to improve this is to spend less time with people. At work you do not need to spend tons of time with people. But I know for next time.

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? Get an Ask a Manager mug. Reply Mike C. Classic.

good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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This works fine if a person’s workload is completely manageable. I would love to work for a manager like you, Alison! So try it.

We overestimate the gap between nonprofit and for-profit jobs.

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Is this your first time here? Merck , on the other hand, is changing the world by curing diseases, but they need to create a profit in order to keep their stock price up and pass money on to shareholders. The only difference between the organizations is the financial structure. And you know what? He rarely got health insurance.

Guest Post: How to Become the 'Go To' Person in Your Industry

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There are numerous organizations that put on events where non-competing entrepreneurs can wheel and deal with one another. Get Involved.

how to stand out at a job fair

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Get an Ask a Manager mug. Over at U.S.

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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Any one of these on its own would be bad management — taken together, they’re a disaster. It’s STORY TIME! NEVER!

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager apparently (many) outplacement firms suck February 1, 2011 Check out this Wall St. Service!

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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One time I got a response fairly quickly and it was from a hiring agency. Well, I’ve already turned it down 6 times today so no thanks.

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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Over 50% of the time. However, one time I left a voice mail the afternoon before but she was off that day and didn’t get it.

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my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!)

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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At the time, it felt a little like jumping off a very tall bridge without any idea where I’d be landing, or whether I’d land at all.

things that aren't good ideas #78

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Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm It was also sent by fax. Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm I did, I did.

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 10 mistakes you’re making on your resume March 28, 2011 Over at U.S. I’d probably repeated the position I’d like to apply in the email title and coverletter couple times, and my resume is probably nicely sorted under the job I’m applying at. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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I’ve done some hiring myself and I know that with stack and stacks of applicants, each bit of paper only gets so much time. 25,000-35,000?

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? Get an Ask a Manager mug. Good luck!

manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

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What advice do you have for a manager who is good with handling personnel issues, but terrible with working with numbers and budget forecasting?

at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? Get an Ask a Manager mug. Wrong!

what should an internal “farewell” email say?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager what should an internal “farewell&# email say? Get an Ask a Manager mug. But I did.

manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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I want to stop the gossiping and to try to separate these posts of hers from how they view her as a manager. See if she wants time off.

should you include a short-term job on your resume?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should you include a short-term job on your resume? If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 10:00 am I’m pretty sure (but not positive) that it depends on the wording of the form.

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Reply Ask a Manager April 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm Go there every day! You make me want to spend more time with drunk grandma. Whats This?

how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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Lay out a time line for accomplishing these goals over the course of a year. Small adjustments in timing or resources can make a big difference!

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off.

Test: Is your life happy or interesting? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

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Is this your first time here? But if you know why people who must have good eyebrows cannot take chances, and why most people have terrible eyebrows, then you took the time to find out enough about eyebrows to know what is best and how yours could be better. And I think we need the unhappy times in our lives. Here’s the test: 1.

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something cool and free for you

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager something cool and free for you February 15, 2011 I’m really impatient. For you? Sorry.

1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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“You make me want to be a better [manager].&# Reply Ask a Manager February 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm I still miss your old blog!

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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I will be interviewing with a managing director and an officer and I was wondering if you thought it was a good or bad idea to offer my condolences.