company wants me to relocate … to Alaska!

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work as a consultant for a firm in Southern California and my main client is based in Alaska. My client is our firm’s biggest source of revenue and now they have asked my boss if they could relocate me to Alaska. He has been rather vague about how long it would be for, but when he saw my hesitation he said, “Well, if I were you, I would jump at the chance to live in Alaska for a year.”

update: company wants me to relocate … to Alaska!

Ask A Manager

Remember the reader whose company wanted her to relocate to Alaska ? After the initial conversation, I told my boss that I had no interest in moving to Alaska. Here’s her update: I actually ended up leaving that job, traveling for a few months, and just started a new job where i’m much happier! He seemed disappointed but didn’t stop alluding to the fact that it might be necessary and that he was kind of bummed that I wouldn’t step up to the task.


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6 Interview Techniques You Need to Know

Career Alley

Whether your dream job is trading stocks on Wall Street or an adventurous job in Alaska, you need to know as much as you can to successfully complete each round of your interview. Interviews

2015 311

Google Lists America’s Most Misspelled Words: Wisconsin’s is Surprising

Evil HR Lady

Alaska: Schedule. Is there a word you just can’t remember how to spell? My word is “occasionally.” ” I can never remember if it’s one c and a double s or one s and a double c. Thank goodness for spell checkers. I’m not alone in misspelling an occasional word. In honor of the national spelling bee (which is today, June 1) Google put together a map of misspelled words, based on Google searches. View image on Twitter.

Tell Your High School Senior Not to Apply to that Stretch School

Evil HR Lady

University of Alaska Fairbanks. It’s that time of year when high school seniors are choosing where to apply for college. Typically students are told to apply to two-three “reach” or “stretch” schools , two-three “target” schools and two-three “safety” schools. I’m here to tell you a hiring secret: Managers don’t care where you went to college. Of course, they do!

2018 134

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Tulimak of Togiak, Alaska. “There is no better test of a person’s integrity than how he or she behaves when proven to be wrong.” ” – Marvin Gay Williams, Jr. Forward, NBA Charlotte Hornets. How simple. How true. An elegant guide in challenging times. This quote provides a simple way to take stock of other people, and to examine the person you are, at the same time.

2017 100

The Most Popular Corporate Jargon by State

Evil HR Lady

Alaska — Corporate values. We love to use business jargon, even though 88 percent of Americans have only pretended to understand jargon spouted by a co-worker. However, apparently, we don’t use the same jargon in every state. Textio looked through over a million job postings and pulled out the jargon most popular in each state.

2017 139

Handling Change: the CIO Model

Ms. Career Girl

Nor is guilt a positive strategy for convincing your best friend not to move to Alaska. If your best friend moves to Alaska, make plans to visit. Change is the Only Constant. I once read an editorial called ‘Everything Has A Shelf Life.’ The author’s premise was that nothing lasts forever; change happens every day. Expected and unexpected, good and bad, change is part of life. Handling change is essential in the workplace.

2018 136

6 Interview Techniques That Everyone Should Know

Career Alley

This is a guest post from Welles at , a leading provider of Alaska jobs. Whether the gig is trading stocks on Wall Street or an adventurous summer job in Alaska , these tips will help you look like a stellar applicant on your big day. “ A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. ” – Elbert Hubbard. So you’ve just graduated college and are finally heading out to the real world.

2011 215

4 Big Ideas to Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

The HR Capitalist

Finally, those who tout the $15 minimum wage don't care much about Alaska, but you'd need more than that to make a dent in Anchorage, where $15 per hour is just 67% of the median wage. -- There's no doubt the minimum wage is need of an adjustment. If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: - Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! Small businesses are going to fail!

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Get the VIP Treatment at #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


GET THE INSIDE SCOOP AT THE 2015 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS! I can’t believe are less than 2 weeks away from the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. We’re knee deep in pre-conference content strategy for #HRTechConf where we’ll bring you the best insights into what you can expect at three different events in Vegas in one week. Yes, three events which are the HR Tech Tank, IAEWS Fall Congress and the HR Technology Conference.

2015 129

Download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas & the SHRM Annual Conf #SHRM15


Over the past few weeks we’ve had numerous Facebook messages, emails, and texts into our secret club asking when we’d be launching our annual guide for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition happening next month. If you’re headed to SHRM and you’d like all the resources necessary to make SHRM and your visit to Las Vegas a success, you’re in luck!

Books to Unwind with this Weekend

Ms. Career Girl

With the family moves to Alaska, she’ll bear witness to the violent consequences of his transformation. As Leni blossoms into adulthood and falls in love, she’ll have to find a way to keep both her and her mother safe from the dangers of Alaska’s brutal winters as well as the danger that lives within the walls of their cabin. When you’re a trailblazing #girlboss, it’s not easy to completely unplug from the work world during the weekend.

2018 127

Download Your 2015 Guide Las Vegas for #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


It’s arrived. The most anticipated guide filled with nuggets of wisdom, insights, where to go and what to do in Las Vegas during the HR Technology Conference. It’s sponsored by our friends, Talent Objects. This guide is filled with information about cabbing it in Vegas, shows to see, restaurants to enjoy and what to do when you aren’t at the HR Technology Conference.

Get the VIP Treatment at #SHRM15 with Our Conference Party Guide


Make sure to download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas and the SHRM Annual Conference Whitepaper while you’re waiting for the VIP Party Guide to launch! . Get the Inside Scoop at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas! I can’t believe are 6 weeks away from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Working Women: The Latest Statistics On The Gender Pay Gap

Career Realism

American Indian and Alaska Native women, black or African American women, and Hispanic women all earn 75 cents for every $1 white men earn. For women, it's hard to ignore the gender pay gap, no matter where we are in our careers.

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Learn Everything You Need to Know about Las Vegas & #SHRM15


SHRM15 is literally within a week and if you’ve never been you’re in for a treat! This year we’ve put together another one of our ultimate guides to the conference and Las Vegas. Whether you’re going to SHRM to network or you’re going because it’s a free trip to Vegas (let’s face it, some of you reading this are thinking just that!) we have you covered!

Should You Move for a Job?

Career Alley

The states with no state income tax are: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter , IT Division. Moving is a big undertaking for most folks. There are a lot of things hanging in the balance when you get an offer that requires relocation. The most important thing to consider is the job itself. Is this your dream job? If not, what is the driver?

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Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


AlaskaAlaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Workers Compensation Definition. Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

open thread – September 21-22, 2018

Ask a Manager

You may also like: 10 weirdest things you’ve seen at work company wants me to relocate … to Alaska! It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. *

2018 21

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Coffman Cove, Alaska. Though I am not licensed to practice law in Alaska, my brief review of Alaska law indicates that it follows what the law is in most of the United States: (a) employers are not required to pay accrued but unused vacation to departing employees, BUT (b) if employers set a policy of paying out accrued vacation to departing employees, then they have to follow that policy uniformly with all employees.

2011 122

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

Of these 21 states, seven of them, including Alaska, Florida and Vermont, did so automatically in line with the rise in the cost of living. 2020 kicked off with over 7 million job openings across America. For the current job seekers, this came as welcome news. Estimates put job openings at 1.4

2020 74

Cabelas Hiring 155 at New Saginaw Michigan Store!

Resume Bear

and Anchorage, Alaska. Applications being accepted now; Interviews to begin Nov. Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plans to hire approximately 115 full-time and part-time employees, plus seasonal workers, to staff its Saginaw Outpost Store scheduled to open early next year in Saginaw, Mich. Applications must be submitted online. Anyone interested in applying should visit [link] , click on “Apply Now,” then “United States Jobs.”

#KindnessChallenge Round-Up: Reflection, Feedback, and Next Steps Moving Forward!

Personal Excellence Blog

For Arnold, his bucket list item is to move to Alaska with his family, live in the wilderness, and go fishing! Since it’s not exactly feasible for me to send him to Alaska (he still needs to be hosting the Kiss92 segment plus his wish is to retire in Alaska, not to visit Alaska), I decided—hey, why not get a photo frame with a picture of someone fishing in Alaska to remind him of his dream, always?

How Should HR Deal with Cyberbullying?


Its author, Jillian Caswell, is a Office Staffing Division Manager at Alaska Executive Search, Inc. Technology and an unending stream of social media messages, notifications, and alerts have invaded our personal lives more than ever before – leaving the door wide open for the bullies of yesterday to get off the playground and into the Twittersphere.

2016 81

Get the VIP Treatment with our #SHRM16 Party List


INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SHRM 2016 PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS. We are just 5 short weeks away from the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington DC. I’m currently working on blog content, selecting sessions and trying to develop a plan for all things #SHRM16. I’m sure you are too which is why I’m working to bring you the best insights into what you can expect at the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington DC this year. . WHAT IS THE 2016 #SHRMVIP PARTY & EVENT GUIDE?

2016 55

This Bird Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Reaching Your Goals

Career Realism

It sounds crazy, but the bar-tailed godwit bird does it every year, traveling from Alaska to New Zealand with virtually no breaks in between. This Bird Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Reaching Your Goals. Work It Daily. Can you imagine traveling without transportation for 5,950 miles with no breaks within 10 days? A trip you might think takes months to accomplish takes less than two weeks for this creature.

2017 48

“If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Anchorage, Alaska. Question: Dear Alan: My husband was informed that his position will soon be eliminated due to restructuring following a recent company acquisition. A lower-paying position at the company was identified which is available for him to apply for, and he will be given preferential consideration for this job. . We are wondering about negative consequences of his applying for this job. What happens if (1) he fails to apply? (2) 2) applies, and does not get it?

2014 109

stories of Machiavellian triumphs, part 2

Ask a Manager

At one point I got sent to Alaska to meet with an important stakeholder. I pretended not to get the email until after I got to Alaska and enjoyed a mini vacation paid for by the company, and used my per diem to ride a dogsled. Then we rescheduled that meeting, I went back to Alaska, it ended up taking 15 minutes and I got a second mini-vacation. Last week, I asked about Machiavellian things you’ve seen or done at work. Here’s part two of my favorites.

2020 36

“If only the employee signs the severance agreement, is the employer bound by it?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Point McKenzie, Alaska. Question: If a severance agreement was received and signed by the employee, but then not countersigned by the employer, is it binding on the employer? Answer: Dear O.K.: Your question is of particular interest to me, because I ask myself that very same question perhaps once every week, when helping clients with severance matters. .

2011 100

5 Awesome Reasons to Play Hooky from Work

Career Realism

There are shivering people in Alaska! Calling all workaholics : It’s time to carpe diem! Because Drake says YOLO (you only live once) and if a Canadian child star turned top-charted rapper proclaims a motto, you live by it. Plus, you work so hard, day-in and day-out you, slaving away with little to no time to yourself. Taking one measly, well-deserved personal day is important for your mental health. You deserve it! If you find yourself in the following awesome, “whoo-hoo!”

Job Seeker Desperately Seeks HR Feedback


He’s from Alaska and is desperate to find work. Sometimes writing this blog just hurts. I see people in their weakest or must vulnerable moments who are compelled to share their inner most thoughts, fears, and situations because I have a blog. I hate to see people struggle and living their lives from paycheck to paycheck or even worse with no paycheck at all. This is one of those times. Over the weekend, Samuel sent me an email.

2012 96

Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

states that do not have a state income tax (namely, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming) and your new job has you relocating to New York or California, two of the states with high state income taxes. “When the devil loses his job, he becomes a tax collector.”. – Greek Proverb.

2017 100

Shirt Wearers Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

We don’t care if you live in Alaska, if you’re 4 feet tall, if you have purple hair or if you have webbed feet. Okay, shirt-wearing isn’t exactly a highly trained skill. Most of us wear a shirt every day and we certainly don’t get paid for doing so (though, if you work in a traditional cubicle job, you’d probably get fired for not wearing a shirt). There is a bit more to this telecommuting job opening than sporting a different t-shirt every day.

2011 100

10 Disenchanted Grads We Can All Relate To

Resume Bear

Eventually, he ended up in Alaska where he sequestered himself in the wilderness — a choice that would ultimately lead to his death. College students who have graduated over the past few years have had a rough time of it. With huge student loans to pay back, few job prospects, and many forced to move back in with their parents, adulthood just isn’t the same as it used to be. Many may feel depressed, frustrated, or just plain let down by the current state of things.

2011 183

Use SEO Best Practices to Land Your Next Job

Corn on the Job

To continue with the previous example, you would type in “elementary teaching jobs in Alaska” in order to find only those jobs that were relevant to your skill set and geographic demands. If you have no idea what SEO stands for it is time to learn. Search Engine Optimization helps anyone who is searching for a specific person, item, idea, or service online locate exactly what they want.

2017 40

A Question You Probably Screw Up: What Do You Do?

Tim's Strategy

I Am President of Alaska Airlines. There are some pretty simple questions in this world. Questions we get almost everyday. And screw up. Like these: How are you? How are you feeling? What’s up? So why do we screw them up so bad? To me these questions are hard because they are asked out of context. And asked by people who may not actually care for the answer. Often the first verbal exchange. After the initial eye dancing. A shame. So we have all learned the shortcuts.

2010 80

my employee gives me too many status updates, staff asked me to fudge their sick leave, and more

Ask a Manager

Will I be at a disadvantage applying to jobs from Alaska? Financially, I would be okay because I’m lucky enough to have supportive parents who would let me move back home, but the problem is that my hometown is in Alaska. and I’m worried that it will be exponentially harder to get an entry-level job if I’m applying from Alaska rather than from Philadelphia because Alaska and D.C. You’re right that it may indeed be harder to job hunt from Alaska.

15 Air Fare Hacks That WILL Save You Money

Ms. Career Girl

American, Alaska, Spirit, United and Delta. Airberlin, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, British Airways, Cape Air Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EL AL, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Interjet, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Japan, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, OpenSkies, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Seaborne Airlines, S7 Airlines, TAM Airlines and WestJet.

2016 123

“Thinking of Your Own Small Business? – Four Paths to Pursue”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Great specialty in New York; not so great in rural Alaska. “If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”. Unknown Author. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES”: In recent years, I have assisted numerous clients – many of whom either lost their positions due to seismic shifts in their industries or just decided “there has to be a better way” – establish their own businesses.

2014 116

“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakato, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. .

2014 162

How Do Headhunters Work?

Blue Sky Resumes

If a headhunter hires only entertainment executives in New York and LA, and you are a construction project manager in Alaska, you will not endear yourself by cluttering up her email. Most job seekers fundamentally misunderstand the role of professional headhunters (also known as recruiters) and as a result, they miss out on countless job opportunities.

2014 69

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom

Resume Bear

In other iterations, it took the form of an annual sum that every citizen would receive unconditionally–comparable to the program in Alaska through which every resident receives a yearly, fixed share of the state’s oil revenues. Martin Luther King Jr. was working hard to get people to Washington, DC. But when he told an audience, “We are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses.

2012 194