Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

Nielsen says: July 4, 2009 at 8:16 am I live in Denmark(Europe) so I had to go wiki “non-compete&# and I am quite horrified by the power this gives the employer. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

2009 156

Cat Chow Contest: This Dream Job Is the Cats Meow -


Are you ready to quit your job ? Several PetSmart stores will be holding casting calls, including locations in Phoenix, Boston, Tampa, Minneapolis and San Francisco.

2011 234

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2014 was the end of the workplace revolution

Penelope Trunk

Like, I got a teaching position in Boston University’s writing program by submitting a story about being bulimic and using a blow job to make myself gag and then going to the bathroom for a quick, furtive throwing-up session before popping in my diaphragm to finish up. Quitting

2014 94

What justifies relocating a family?

Penelope Trunk

I taught creative writing at Boston University and I loved it. QuittingI am cooking but it’s in a slow cooker.

Top 10 Cities of Geeks

Resume Bear

The tiny city was founded in 1651 and is located about 25 miles from Boston. Bethesda actually has quite a lot of hot people, too. Boston, MA : Whether you’re a history geek, food geek, arts geek or brainy, Ivy League geek, Boston is the city for you.

2011 259

Lawyer Career Myths That Need a Good Busting


Big productions such as “Suits,” “The Good Wife,” “Boston Legal,” “Law and Order,” “Legally Blonde” and “Erin Brockovich” have made the legal career path more popular than ever.

2018 141

Networking means making real friends.

Penelope Trunk

I took my kids to a four-day music workshop in Boston. But the workshop was terrible, so we quit the first day. Now we are tourists in Boston. So I go through my list of people who I know who I would want to hang out with in Boston, and the list is really long.

5 Hot Careers for Criminal Justice Majors

Career Alley

If you watch TV, you might have seen Suits or Boston Legal. Postsecondary courses taken in criminal justice and political science can be quite helpful for private detectives and investigators. A criminal justice major may bring some lucrative opportunities your way.

2014 409

Entrepreneurs Who Changed the Market

Resume Bear

Whole Foods Market might be a household name today, but back in the late ’70s it wasn’t quite as promising. Facebook originally served as a directory-like website for Harvard students, but was later expanded to other colleges in Boston and in the Ivy League.

An Agile Approach to Your Job Search: Create Your Agile Mindset

Hiring Technical People

Last week, I gave a talk at WIND (Wednesday is Networking Day), here in the Boston area. They are all quite important. It was titled An Agile Approach to Your Job Search.

2011 247

My Story on Sexual Harassment at Work and Tips for Dealing with It

Ms. Career Girl

of men in a sample group had quit their job because of sexual harassment and 7.1% Boston: McGraw Hill. I’m very excited to have a guest post by Chloe Esposito of today. Thanks for sharing your story so honestly Chloe!

2012 209

Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team


Half of the executives brought on to a new team quit or are fired in their first three years. It’s not unusual for employees to quit soon after new leadership takes over, even if that new boss is doing a great job.

2016 144

Naive Intensions Are Good for Business


It’s quite the opposite. In the Nut Island Effect, managers lost sight of this vision resulting in management-employee alienation, and employee self-regulation of critical processes that ultimately led to catastrophic mission failure polluting Boston Harbor.

2011 122

Tweet Your Way into the Job Interview Process

Career Realism

Create a search for anything you want on Twitter, like “software engineer job AND Boston.” For example: #Boston AND “sales jobs.” But there are quite a few common ones that make sense for you to use if you want to get into the job interview process.

2012 92

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Danielle, a senior marketing executive, was quite unhappy in her job. It is often an “apples vs. oranges” comparison, and can get quite confusing. We are all quite different in this respect. “It’s not hard to make decisions.

2018 130

Chat with Katherine Brooks, Author of “You Majored in What?!”

Ms. Career Girl

As a liberal arts major myself I loved my education but was never quite sure how it “fit&# in the workplace. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us! Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Chat with Katharine Brooks, Author of “You Majored in What?!&#

2010 233

Tweet Your Way to a Possible Job - BLOG - Career.


Sprint, for example, supplies a class at Bostons Emerson College with smartphones and unlimited service in exchange for students working gratis on the companys local Internet push.”

2011 201

Retail Fashion Careers

Corn on the Job

There are a few retail fashion jobs that are great careers if you’re quite the fashionista. Energetic European fashion brand Primark is currently searching to fill retail assistant jobs in Boston, MA. Are you the type of person who enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion styles?

being seen around town when I’m out sick, manager hasn’t acknowledged my resignation, and more

Ask A Manager

I work at a state university that works with/for the state transportation department in Boston. Without traffic, we are located about 90-ish plus minutes from Boston. On top of the cost of my dinner, portion of colleague and wife’s dinner, and gas, they got him a really fancy plaque thanking him for his years of service (it was quite nice) that they suggested people chip in money for too. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

2015 57

Share Your Passion – Be an Guide

Telecommuting Journal

It’s been around for quite a long time. Then in 2005 the NY Times Company acquired for $410 Million, the largest acquisition for the Times since it purchased The Boston Globe for $1.1 If you’re looking for legitimate work at home jobs you might keep running across writing gigs that note “$675/mo base” as the compensation. Ever wonder what those job listings are referring to?

2011 100

“Any suggestions for getting a Promotion or Raise?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Boston, Massachusetts. You can also say, after an in-person meeting, quite simply, “Thanks so much for the meeting. Question: Alan, I like your ideas on presenting value to your employer, especially what you call “triggers of value,” in order to get a promotion or raise. . Do you have any suggestions for how to handle presenting what you call a “triggers of value” or similar memo to get a promotion or raise when this sort of thing is not part of the corporate culture?

2011 122

“My former employer says he will waive my non-compete, but only if I repay him two months salary. Is this extortion?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Dear Mr. Sklover: I have worked for my employer not quite two months. The closest that I have seen to what is happening to you was when a female client from Boston quit her job due to extreme sexual harassment – bordering on assault – and she was offered a release from her non-competition agreement in exchange for her providing a release of claims and confidentiality about the harassment.

“If I am on a Performance Improvement Plan, and fear I might get.

Sklover Working Wisdom

The timing of this thing has me very stressed, and I don’t know how to handle it. Theresa Boston, Massachusetts Answer: Theresa, just today I had a client in my office asking me almost the very exact same question.

2010 141

Threshold Consulting: It's Your Life, Own It!: Refreshing Career.

Threshold Consulting

So, imagine my surprise in discovering recent posts that featured Penelope Trunk , a career columnist at the Boston Globe and Yahoo Finance, and author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success. Posted by Walter Akana in Career Management | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Refreshing Career Management Advice for the 50+ Crowd : Comments I'm 49 and I want to quit.

2007 100

Work-Life Balance: Your Guide to Achieving that Elusive Balance Between Work and Life

Personal Excellence Blog

If your career choice is to be successful with companies such as McKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group and the likes, you need to be prepared to work very long hours and travel extensively. Is it really feasible to achieve work-life balance nowadays? Or is it just a myth?

2013 109

#1 Secret To Being A Savvy Recruiter

Career Realism

The Grommet , a company based in the Boston area, understands the importance of sharing their Tribal Story. If you’re not honest about who you are as a company, you’re going to attract job candidates who aren’t a good fit, which can result in them quitting and costing you money.

2015 93

3 Rules high achievers never break

Penelope Trunk

Spring is recital season, and we spent most of May in Chicago with me telling my son he could quit cello and him crying that he doesn’t want to quit but he wish we lived in Chicago and me taking another Xanax. I read about burgers in Boston and how to cook without recipes.

2013 112

Why I Hate Recruiters, Part 2

Evil HR Lady

Dear Hiring Authority,My name is [SPAMMER] and I am a Recruiter in Boston. I will, however, be blogging about this.Happy New YearEvil HR Lady Well, I guess I put the evil in my name because I received a prompt response: Dear Evil HR Lady,I did just check out your blog and you are quite funny and creative.but I must ask.Why are you so evil? I received the following e-mail at my Evil HR Lady e-mail.

2006 100

TPEB UK Meet-Up (Aug 21, 2011) – Pictures and Afterthought!

Personal Excellence Blog

Bubbly Adrienne (from US, Boston, and now staying in London) and her boyfriend, Robert. Hi everyone! The TPEB UK Meet-up went ahead as planned on 21 Aug – and it was a complete blast! Many readers in UK turned up, and we ended up filling up over half of the cafe’s seats!

2011 68

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

When you’re applying for a job in Boston, come up with reasons why you’re excited to move to Boston, specifically. Also, if you have any recommendations on how to properly set and document finders/referral fees in the future, that would be quite helpful. I’m currently applying for jobs and I went to an interview recently that I felt went quite well. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

update: giving thanks for a bonus when you hate your job

Ask A Manager

My office is located two blocks from where one of the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon (I felt the blast from my desk) and while I had clients as far away as London calling me and other colleagues reaching out (I was the only one in the office that day – who would go into work on Marathon Monday if given a choice?!), and am now finishing my second week of graduate school, which is already amazing and quite fulfilling.

2013 56

A book you may find very helpful.

Job Stalker

Prior, I was director of career services and alumni relations for Boston College Graduate School of Management, senior consultant at Right Management Consulting, and executive search consultant for ten years at beginning of my career.

2010 74

“Why I Love My Father” (A Father’s Day Tribute: Happy Father’s Day To All Father Figures!)

Personal Excellence Blog

From Krys (Boston, USA): Through his life, and ultimately even his death, my father taught me that no obstacle is too large to overcome if I put my mind to it. My Father, he was quite an adorable gentleman. He knew when to quit for the day.

2012 112

5 Stupid Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them)

Corn on the Job

It’s my specialty, after training in Boston for it, and then training my entire company on it I’ve realized that I <3 Behavioral Interviewing. For example: Give me a example on how you showed vision on a Project with the project objective not quite clear.

2009 107

coworker is obviously pregnant but hasn’t told us, negotiating for more vacation time, and more

Ask A Manager

I always like sharing a room with you, but you rather have your own room when we go to Boston? That’s not to say people are quitting every month. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. Our coworker is obviously pregnant but hasn’t told us and we want to be cool. My question is about a coworker who we’re sure is pregnant.

2017 47

Reality and the City

Ms. Career Girl

Reply Nicole Crimaldi April 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm The car thing is quite a debate. Not sure if they have it in Chicago but I know in Boston some of my friends use it and love it. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

2010 179

My Review of 2011 (and Moving On To 2012!)

Personal Excellence Blog

Nov – Traveled around US East Coast, including Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City and Boston (Dec). As a result of my travels, have crossed off quite a few things on my bucket list. I’m excited, guys.

2011 60

employees aren’t covering their tabs when we go out for meals, my office is freezing, and more

Ask A Manager

He proceeded to tell me how several employees had quit or had developed mental issues because of him. In that case, you could let him know that you’ve thought more about the role and it’s not quite what you’re looking for because of X (insert something here that isn’t “you’re a terrible person” and which wouldn’t preclude you from being interested in other roles there), or even just that your circumstances have changed and you’re not currently in the market.

2017 44

The Secret To Meaningful, Fulfilling Social Relationships (How To Remove Social Anxiety From Your Life)

Personal Excellence Blog

When you embrace the oneness mindset, you will experience quite a paradigm shift in your social relationships. Hi Celes, I’m have social phobia/anxiety. When I'm around people,] I can be relaxed sometimes but most of the times I get nervous and I can’t think of anything.

2012 97

Generation Y in Politics: Krystal Ball's candidacy | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Ball dives in head first: How did I end up with private photos of me at 22 with my ex-husband across the entire Internet, and in papers from London to New York to Boston? Is this your first time here?

2010 101

reputation repair at work, someone keeps stealing my jobs, and more

Ask A Manager

I can’t quit (not that I would anyway), because my field is small and, you know, people talk. I am a patent secretary in the Boston area. But see, that all sounds conceited and perhaps quite untrue. When I am close but not quite on many jobs I am applying for (different type of library, not quite enough tech experience) this can set me apart. It’s fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 55

I’m trying to resign but it’s not working, client is deducting fees for quick payment, and more

Ask A Manager

The enforcement mechanism for this is taking the client to court if they don’t abide by the contract, so it’s not quite as easy in that regard as it is for employees either; employees have state labor departments who they can go to if they’re not getting paid.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m trying to resign but it’s not working.

2015 61

How to be lost with panache | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

It's not quite NY Magazine, but feel free to join us through our blog while we document our trip. I've quit my job, moved, started a blog, and switched careers in large part because of you. Is this your first time here?

2010 96