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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This very simple thought – just six brief words – offers a valuable insight into how people go about achieving career success. “You’re not alone, at work, anymore” © 2021 Alan L. “Some pursue success. Others create it.” ” – Unknown.

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4 Practical Tips To Make a Full-time Income Without Working Full-time

Ms. Career Girl

Once you’ve packaged your skills and defined your offerings, it’s important to have a detailed outline of what you offer your clients before you send them any kind of pricing quotes. You can expand your service offerings to give your clients more package options to purchase from you.

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6 Small Business Marketing Tips for Beginners


Consider some of the common questions people have about your industry or offering. It may seem like a strange concept to give away information for free, but these are just tidbits and snapshots that hint at the tremendous value you offer when someone becomes a paying customer. .

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Happy New Year

Evil HR Lady

Fiscal 2021 Omnibus and COVID-19 Relief. We survived 2020! And I took real time off, which I haven’t done for all 2020. (I I did keep reading things, just no work.)

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5 Strategies to Make 2021 Your Breakthrough Year

Ms. Career Girl

Time to pivot and focus on making 2021 your breakthrough year. Create a 2021 (and beyond) strategic plan for your career. How can you use them to live your life more intentionally in 2021? Make a list of three to five accomplishments that would make 2021 your breakthrough year.

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How to Invest in Employer Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

When Aaron Kraljev left Wells Fargo in 2019, he left behind many of the comforts that come with working for a large organization: a familiar order of operations, significant resources, the security of knowing where to turn for answers, and the stability offered by a company that’s been around for over one hundred years.

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I accidentally threw a sandwich and it caused a work crisis

Ask a Manager

P.S. To make matters even worse, my coworker loves vinaigrette and mayonnaise on her sandwiches, so we also SHOULD have offered to have the skirt cleaned, because there was a definite splotch.

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Why your recruiting agency needs video production software

Corn on the Job

If you have special offers or promotions on, you can create a video showing these and get them shared on your social media platforms. Everyone knows that content is king, and at the very top of that royal pyramid is video content.

2021 52

quitting would destroy my company, I gossiped about a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

I have now had a phone call and another Zoom call with other members of the team, and everything seems to be moving closer to an offer. Assuming I receive an offer, is there any way to negotiate a higher salary, given the new information I have? It’s five answers to five questions.

2021 41

I didn’t even get interviewed for an internal role I was told I was a strong candidate for

Ask a Manager

Sometimes someone internal seems like they’ll be the right choice until you talk to external people and see that they can offer different things. A reader writes: I’m on my department’s leadership team, with three business functions under my umbrella.

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should we let an employee resign instead of being fired?

Ask a Manager

We scheduled the follow-up meeting to fire them (and first offer a chance for resignation, as the graceful thing). A reader writes: I am the director of a pretty independent division in my company. I founded the area and we have grown to 13 employees in the past few years.

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I resent coworkers coming back from furlough, I took over a colleague’s work, and more

Ask a Manager

I advised that several online schools offer specified courses and suggested she look into those after she indicated she’d read a book about the topic (the book doesn’t really apply, but candidates often take these courses to get into the industry). It’s five answers to five questions.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I’m happy to report that I accepted an offer last week for a position I could not be more excited about. It helped temper expectations (you don’t have an offer until you have an offer!), It helped me navigate the offer and negotiation process.

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my boss bought me new clothes, couriers who don’t wear masks, and more

Ask a Manager

I also don’t necessarily want to offer to pay her back for them, as I probably would’ve bought other styles. You could say, “I appreciate the offer of help, but I can’t accept them. I went through the entire interview process with a company and was told I’d receive an offer soon.

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my boss sits outside my house for hours, parking woes, and more

Ask a Manager

I have offered to come pick up the paperwork myself at the office and meet her outside for a quick, masked handoff, but she won’t read between the lines. If there’s room to simply offer up work goals instead, you could try that. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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can I ask my interviewer to get a Covid test, should my resume say I’ve been vaccinated, and more

Ask a Manager

I was recently offered an interview with a local organization that I would love to work for. However, I was considering taking him up on the restaurant offer only because I thought it might have given us the chance to make a better connection. It’s five answers to five questions.

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my job told me to ignore safety rules for kids, should I tell my boss a coworker is job-searching, and more

Ask a Manager

My student job offered me summer work, but I’m hoping to find an internship. They replied that I should take a couple weeks to think about their offer, because they almost never offer work-study employees work over the summer. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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my boss’s stress is out of control

Ask a Manager

So far she hasn’t offered to unload anything on to me, which I suspect is part of a larger issue with her complete inability to delegate (the subject of a whole other letter). A reader writes: What can employees do when their managers are projecting tons of stress? I’m my manager’s only direct report, and I’m the first full-time person she’s managed. She’s always been bad at keeping her stress under wraps, but it’s gotten much worse with COVID.

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can I keep working from home after my office re-opens?

Ask a Manager

will my parents sabotage my job offer? A reader writes: I’m a young professional who works with a major company making a very good salary for my area and age. I’m very lucky to have gotten this job, and I don’t want to leave it anytime soon. Due to life circumstances I still live with my parents, and I haven’t gotten enough savings yet to move out on my own, even aside from the Covid situation.

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my boss is upset I won’t drive long distances, getting reimbursed for pole dancing classes, and more

Ask a Manager

My old job offered fitness reimbursement. For what it’s worth, lots of fitness centers offer pole dancing now so it’s gone somewhat mainstream … meaning that most people would probably understand your participation didn’t indicate anything especially racy.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I’m a government subcontractor, and my company decided not to rebid on our contract when it came up for renewal in 18 months.

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you need life insurance – and now you don’t need a medical exam

Ask a Manager

Bestow offers a 100% digital (as in, no physical exam needed) way to buy term life insurance. And now a word from a sponsor… At the start of the new year, I always try to get all sorts of things in order. I make a budget for the year, analyze my spending last year, feel quiet anguish about upcoming tax payments, and take a fresh look at things like insurance policies to make sure they’re still the best choices for my needs.

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how to support a struggling new manager

Ask a Manager

Turning down former employees’ offers to volunteer. A reader writes: I manage a newish manager, Jane, who has a team of four. Her team includes Rose and Lisa, newly joined from elsewhere in the company but experienced in their roles. In fact, they have more experience than either me or Jane in this work. Both Rose and Lisa have performance problems. Jane has been addressing these.

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????? 5 Things Student Job Seekers Need To Know For 2021


But for 2021, it will be expected that we’ve all adjusted to a new normal. Here are the top five things that student job seekers will need to know for 2021. There are two items that you’d never thought should make their way onto your resume, but in 2021 they should.

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Best Job Search Apps for 2021

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Job Search Apps for 2021. With 2020 being dominated by news of the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 will surely be a better and more productive year for us all. That is why we are going to review the best job search apps for 2021 and hope that these job apps will make your job search easier and more efficient. Whether you are looking for a new opportunity or simply perusing on what the job market offers, these job search apps will help to make your search easier.

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Rewarding Careers To Try In 2021

Corn on the Job

If you are looking to make a fresh start in 2021 and try to make a difference in the world, we want to share a few ways you can do that today. . One of the first jobs you could try out in 2021 is becoming an animal rescuer.

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was my company right to fire my coworker for accidentally sending me a graphic email?

Ask a Manager

Apparently he felt terrible and he offered to apologize to me directly, but I declined (I was super embarrassed and really just wanted to forget the whole thing). A reader writes: I have a question about a situation that occurred quite a while ago.

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Promise Received at Work? Ask These Two Critical Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

Without her seeking it, one of the company’s vendors made her a job offer with greater compensation and a clear career path to executive level responsibilities. With that promise in hand, she politely declined the job offer that had been made to her. WHAT YOU CAN DO : At work, If you are offered, promised, assured, pledged or guaranteed anything of value, ask both (1) “ When? ” Received a Job Offer? Use our Model Response to Offer Letter; Seeking Improvements.

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?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020


Lisa Rangel: Executive Resume Writing Services: Disturbing Trends in 2021. Adrienne Tom: Executive Resume Trends for 2021. Darcy Eikenberg, PCC: Should I Take the Job Offer–Or Stay? Nick Jones: The Only Job Search Strategy You Need in 2021.

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did I get offered a job because I can bake, kid noise on calls, and more

Ask a Manager

Did I get offered a job because I can bake? The phone call was pretty standard for a job offer, until the end when the person said, “We can’t wait to have your delicious baked food around the office!”. It’s very demoralizing to get offered a job because I can bake a cake.

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Age is Just a Number: Don’t Let it Hold You Back!

Ms. Career Girl

That you no longer have much to offer? How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power will be released March 6, 2021 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. Age is just a number and we should never use it to define who we are.

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2020 Takeaways: What Did You Learn This Year?

Ms. Career Girl

Reflection and self-knowledge is a gift that the universe offered us all this year. Still, I have enough optimism left to feel that 2021 can really be better. But 2021 gives you a new start. ?2020: The year of COVID-19. The year from hell. The year it all fell apart.

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Cost of Living Pay Cuts for Twitter Employees Moving from Bay Area: Valid or BS?

The HR Capitalist

By now, you're aware that hundreds or thousands of companies have announced that their white-collar jobs won't be returning to the office until 2021, and perhaps until a vaccine is approved, deployed and effective.

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Burnout: The Empty Teapot

David Zinger

Carol B offers her personal metaphor for burnout in Christina Maslach ‘s quintessential, and my favorite book on burnout: Burnout the Cost of Caring. In January of 2021, I will be offering online workshops, facilitation, and coaching to dampen the flames of burnout.

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the law requiring paid sick leave for Covid ends next week — and won’t be extended

Ask a Manager

The new bill passed last night does still offer tax credits to employers that voluntarily provide pandemic-related paid sick leave (through March 31, 2021) — but employers will no longer be legally obligated to offer that leave. Remember that new law Congress passed in March requiring paid sick leave for workers with Covid or suspected Covid, as well as paid family leave to care for someone with Covid or suspected Covid? That’s ending. In nine days.

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HEY HR FOODIES: Stop Dreaming About Opening a Restaurant - Here's Why.

The HR Capitalist

San Francisco will increase its minimum wage from the current $13 in July 2018, but Los Angeles will not reach $15 an hour until 2020 or 2021, depending on staff size. Some San Francisco landlords offer promising but unproven tenants a bit of help known as a percentage deal. A bottle of white, a bottle of red Perhaps a bottle of rose instead We'll get a table near the street In our old familiar place. . You and I, face to face.

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office won’t call me “lord,” everyone has ideas but won’t do the work, and more

Ask a Manager

If other organizations in the area are anything to go by, this organization will not return to normal, in-office operations until July 2021. Assuming a hiring process a few months long, I wouldn’t start working there until the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021.

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Easy Wellness Ideas to Put in Place Right Away

Water Cooler Wisdom

trillion in 2021. Kelly Walsh, owner of consulting firm 1 Smart Life and companion business 1 Smart Career (pictured above), offers individual managers these five wellness tips for encouraging their teams to feel better, reduce stress , bolster work/life integration , and increase productivity. Check practically any list of trends for this or next year in business and you will find that everyone is worrying over Obamacare’s impact on the workplace. The concerns are not unfounded.

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we all need a good editor – and I’ve found her

Ask a Manager

She’s available now for small copy editing jobs and is booking slots for large projects into 2021. What’s more, Evelyn – a long-time Ask a Manager reader – is offering readers of this site a $15 discount on proofreading services for jobseekers and for weddings and other events and a $100 discount on book proposal development. And now a word from a sponsor…. Early in my career, I didn’t much like being edited — my words, my beautiful words!

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14 Job Search Tips to Master in 2018

Competitive Resumes

Offer Social Proof. By 2021, more than a third of the skills considered “important” for today’s workers will have changed, according to the World Economic Forum. If it has been a few years since the last time you went on a job search, you need to know that things have changed. Sure, there’s advice from 2011 that still applies today – for example, networking is still a great idea.

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updates: the public speaking, the LinkedIn tagger, and more

Ask a Manager

I didn’t realize how strongly I felt about them until I accepted a new job offer, and practically floated out of the room when I realized I’d never have to interact with them again. I have a few applications out- there is not a big hurry since we’re at home until at least Summer 2021, and hiring is frozen in many places. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2021! It’s “where are you now?”

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my job gave everyone a gift but me, pre-planned trips when interviewing, and more

Ask a Manager

In summer 2021, I am supposed to take three weeks off for my wedding and honeymoon. For the month-long trip postponed from 2020 to 2021, I wasn’t worried. Whatever you do, make sure you negotiate what you want at the offer stage. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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