all of my 2017 book recommendations

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All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). I recommended the author’s The Summer Before the War last year too, and this one is just as good.). I recommended this a couple of years ago when I first read it, but I’ve been re-reading it and it’s just as good the second time.).

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Job Search News – November 4, 2017

Competitive Resumes

They set you apart from the crowds if you can demonstrate them either through recommendations, references, or a recording of how you use them training others. This is your job search news with articles and resources so enjoy!

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Challenge: Give A Recommendation

Career Realism

Challenge: Give A Recommendation. Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to give a recommendation. Giving recommendations is a great way to show your appreciation for them. Today, challenge yourself to give a recommendation to someone. Work It Daily.

Job Search News, December 1, 2017 – The Learning Edition

Competitive Resumes

I know I hated to go back for my master’s degree, and today I don’t recommend everyone to go back to college. This is your job search news – THE POST THANKSGIVING EDITION- with articles and resources centered around learning so enjoy!

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weekend free-for-all – December 30-31, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield , by David Nadelberg. I’ve recommended their first book in the past as well, and their entire empire is delightful.

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10 Memoirs Every Girl Boss Needs on Her Desk

Ms. Career Girl

Book Club News Real Career Girls female memoirs girl bosses recommended memoirsEven the strongest of women hit roadblocks in life sometimes but this list of memoirs is sure to inspire and motivate all girl bosses out there to remind themselves of their inner badass.

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Steve's Holiday Gift Recommendation #6 - Take care of yourself too

Imarticus Learning

Wrapping up the Gift Recommendations series today not with a specific item or product, but rather a more basic, fundamental recommendation. Which is this - over this holiday season make sure to take care of yourself too.

weekend free-for-all – November 25-26, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Sellevision , by Augusten Burroughs. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – October 7-8, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Oh the Glory of It All , by Sean Wilsey, a memoir about money, excess, family, and an evil stepmother. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand.

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weekend free-for-all – October 14-15, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: 4 3 2 1 , by Paul Auster. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations when your boss has to correct your behavior, does it impact their impression of you forever?

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weekend free-for-all – December 9-10, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life , by Sally Bedell Smith. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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Top 3 Resume Trends for 2017

Corn on the Job

Make an effort to connect with those who know you personally and ask for recommendations. Some people still recommend this but the trend for 2017 is to leave this out and focus more on strong bullet points that show your value.

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weekend free-for-all – September 9-10, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Misfortune of Marion Palm , by Emily Culliton. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations should you charge family members for using your professional skills?

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weekend free-for-all – July 1-2, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Humans , by Matt Haig. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations interview with a professional belly dancer weekend free-for-all – July 1-2, 2017 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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weekend free-for-all – October 21-22, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine , by Gail Honeyman. all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations weekend free-for-all – October 21-22, 2017 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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weekend free-for-all – September 23-24, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: A Year in Provence , by Peter Mayle. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – November 11-12, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Wife , by Meg Wolitzer. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – July 29-30, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: Nicole Cliffe (of Toast fame) is writing an advice column for Elle, and it’s so good. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations should an admin show people how to do clerical tasks themselves?

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weekend free-for-all – December 2-3, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: History of Wolves , by Emily Fridlund. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all — November 18-19, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Free Food for Millionaires , by Min Jin Lee. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – September 2-3, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival , by Stanley N. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations why do I have to submit an application when I’m already providing my resume?

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weekend free-for-all – October 28-29, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Impossible Fortress , by Jason Rekulak. my employee delivered a status update … in song weekend free-for-all – October 28-29, 2017 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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weekend free-for-all – September 16-17, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Happenstance , by Carol Shields. My friend recommended this after I mentioned how much I’m loving novels about middle-aged married people (a self-centered interest, no doubt), and it’s great.

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weekend free-for-all – July 22-23, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Boy Who Loved Too Much : A True Story of Pathological Friendliness, by Jennifer Latson. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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all of my 2018 book recommendations

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All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). It made me feel a little gross so I don’t know that I recommend it exactly, but it’s funny and getting lots of acclaim and I haven’t been able to put it down. Someone recommended this here last week, and I’m halfway through and totally sucked in.

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weekend free-for-all – July 15-16, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Do Not Become Alarmed , by Maile Meloy. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – November 4-5, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Rabbit Cake , by Annie Hartnett. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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when the employee you recommended gets fired

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You may also like: someone I recommended lied to me we hired someone without talking to any references … and it went badly giving a reference for a brilliant but abusive former manager when the employee you recommended gets fired was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Last fall, my firm hired an employee who I had referred for the same position that I have. This employee was just fired last week (after nine months with the firm).

weekend free-for-all – March 11-12, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day , by Winifred Watson. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.

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weekend free-for-all – June 10-11, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Extraordinary Adventures , by Daniel Wallace. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – July 8-9, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: A House Among the Trees , by Julia Glass. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations should we report husband’s ex-wife to her boss?

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When HR Makes a $2,666,594.03 Mistake

Evil HR Lady

Although for the record, I recommend a minimum severance of two weeks per year of service, but no one asked me.). We’ve all made mistakes at work , but have you made a $2,666,594.03 mistake? On one employee? Hold onto your hats, because you don’t want this to happen to you. Here’s what happened. Trico Products Corporation laid off Francois El-Hayek after 28 years of service.

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weekend free-for-all – June 3-4, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Standard Deviation , by Katherine Heiny. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations how early should I tell an employer about my long-distance marriage?

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weekend free-for-all – May 27-28, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Painted Veil , by Somerset Maugham. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations will being on reality TV hurt my job prospects?

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weekend free-for-all – April 29-30, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed , by Jon Ronson, which looks at what happens to people after an internet mob goes after them (e.g., This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand.

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weekend free-for-all – March 4-5, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: The Vacationers , by Emma Straub. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.

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weekend free-for-all – March 18-19, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: The Miseducation of Cameron Post , by Emily Danforth. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.

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weekend free-for-all – February 18-19, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: The Paris Wife , by Paula McLain, the story of Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to his first wife, told through her eyes. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand.

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weekend free-for-all – May 13-14, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: Shrill , by Lindy West. You may also like: all my 2016 book recommendations all my 2015 book recommendations my favorite posts of 2016 weekend free-for-all – May 13-14, 2017 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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weekend free-for-all – April 15-16, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: The Course of Love , by Alain de Botton, who’s the author of this realllllly good article in the New York Times, “ Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.”

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weekend free-for-all – May 20-21, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Twenty-One Balloons , by William Pene du Bois. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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weekend free-for-all – April 22-23, 2017

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Recommendation of the week: The Golem and the Jinni , by Helene Wecker. I recommended this a couple of years ago when I first read it, but I’ve been re-reading it and it’s just as good the second time. ).

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weekend free-for-all – June 24-25, 2017

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Book recommendation of the week: The Heirs , by Susan Rieger. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.).

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