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To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

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There is also a side-question of whether or not you are a freelance worker by choice or because there are no other choices. In addition, they had to make amends for missing Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits contributions for myself and several other misclassified workers.

coworker has appointed herself the food police

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker has appointed herself the food police February 16, 2011 A reader writes: Lately, several members of the office staff have been whispering about the disturbing exchange between two of my co-workers.

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my office is obsessed with weight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me.

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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what should an internal “farewell” email say?

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February 4, 2011 A reader writes: I have to send the “farewell&# mass internal e-mail to my co-workers. You should not cite reasons for leaving if they’re about hating your job, your manager, or your coworkers. A former co-worker had decided to strike out on his own.

will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Posted in job searching A reader writes: Okay, I know looks matter, but how much does it really matter? It didn’t stop me from getting hired or from doing my job well.

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is my employer plotting against me?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager is my employer plotting against me? I’ve heard them lie to customers and lie to employees; I’ve seen them cheat the government when paying taxes; I’ve watched them bully employees into not filing reports when hurt on the job.

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Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

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In the post, titled “ Why Job Hoppers Make the Best Employees ,&# Penelope argues the following five points to be true: Job hoppers have more intellectually rewarding careers. Job hoppers have more stable careers. Job hoppers are higher performers.

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employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. I had one recently that had told me one former employer would not say great things.

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answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support?

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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? I, in my capacity as HR Rep and also as his co-worker, have raised this with his manager, who agrees that she knows he is a kiss-ass and a pretty inefficient manager.

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I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager I will totally get you a job. I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since. I have no doubt that applying your advice is what got me the job. job searching?

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referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager referring a friend for a job? not so fast… January 3, 2011 A job opens up at your company. You have a friend who’s job-searching. Yay, get your friend a job and get to work with someone you like! Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. You have a friend who’s job-searching.

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update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

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Remember the woman who was afraid that her old employer was going to out her as transgender to a new prospective employer? I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! My only regret is waiting so long to leave my old job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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8 things you should know about job references

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 8 things you should know about job references February 14, 2011 If you’re job-searching, at some point you’re going to be asked for references … and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re going to hand them over without giving much thought to what will happen next. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio January 7, 2011 The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Posted in me The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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? February 2, 2011 A reader writes: What’s the best way to get across to potential employers I’m not willing to work 70 hours a week without sounding like a slacker?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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But here’s a story of the type of recruiter you don’t want to work with — the deceptive, slimy kind who annoys the employers they’re hoping to pitch candidates to. Joan forwarded to me as she knew I had these other similar searches in the area.

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16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. The employer has the right to appeal.

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am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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February 17, 2011 A reader writes: I’m a 22-year-old gay male and I recently relocated to a bigger city from a small town in hopes of finding gainful employment but so far it has not worked out. The fact is, the job market sucks right now. Best wishes with the job search.

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do what you say you're going to do

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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That said, OP, it does sound like this is something that bothers you on a deeper level than just, “man, my co-workers really need some new material because the hockey jokes are old.&# Especially if you like your job.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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Due to issues at my job, my supervisor and the boss have decided to “write me up.&# That’s not the reason I am writing, that’s a whole other issue. But during our correspondence (by email), the big boss decided to cc a co-worker on all the interactions.

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I will review your resume this week

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For those of you who’d rather not spend the cash, a lower-price alternative is to buy my ebook, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager , where you’ll find lots of resume advice — just not customized to your particular resume. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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my employee is on personal calls all day long — Ask a Manager

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Nevertheless, her neighbour found her whispering of [.] "> { 18 comments… read them below or add one } Slaten January 18, 2011 at 2:10 am Yeah, go ahead and tell her that her co-worker finds her distracting. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? job searching?

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. But you really have to — it’s part of the job.

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job? January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. The fact that the job was posted after your interview may or may not mean anything.

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

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–OP Reply scott m April 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm This is why I will NEVER take a job in management. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? is my employer plotting against me?

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? things that arent good ideas #78 my company does secret performance reviews that were not allowed to see should you include a short-term job on your resume? is my employer plotting against me?

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something cool and free for you

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Going through the sign-up form it asks for ‘Company Name’ & ‘Job Title’… ugh Any ideas? :) Reply Ask a Manager February 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm Absolutely it applies to you as well! Job title is not a required field. is my employer plotting against me?

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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And for employees who stress out because one person (or group) is getting more “privilege&# than others… you have two choices – ignore it and do the job you are paid to do – or find a better job. I wish all employers could/would do that.

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

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I read this blog religiously! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Tweets that mention 1,000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence) — Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? which job should I take?

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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? when your ex is a coworker — and a silly one (and the later update ) entry-level job search with boyfriend recruiter I met at career expo asked me on a date — what do I do? job searching?

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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January 21, 2011 A reader writes: Is it unprofessional to talk to a recruiter at another company even if you have no immediate plans to leave your current job? The job sounds like it might be more interesting than my current position. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: my boss’s boss never talks to me but makes decisions that impact me Next post: do I have to be perfect to get a job? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? which job should I take?

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

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Most managers are not allowed to share budget information with subordinates or with co-workers from other departments. If I had chosen to go into HR or social work I wouldn’t expect co-workers to walk me through parts of my job which involve dealing with people issues.

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions Next post: will looking like a teenager harm my job search? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? which job should I take?

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Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader January 24, 2011 Here’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while — and it has a moral too, about how social media can help you get a job! job searching?

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. But as a result, when I wanted to quit my job and work for myself, people actually wanted to hire me.

the roots of Ask a Manager… — Ask a Manager

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In January 2007 — before Ask a Manager existed — I was feeling antsy about the many ways in which I was seeing job candidates torpedoing their own chances. Posted in job searching Just came across this and thought you guys might find it interesting. job searching?

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