Gap Years Are Sexy, But They Come At A Cost.

The HR Capitalist

As COVID drags on, there's a popular topic that's coming up more often in families with college age kids - THE GAP YEAR! Two factors make it a hot topic: 1--Remaining fears about the safety of being on campus and in a general college population, and more to the point, .

2020 117

“What Salary Do You Seek?” The Four Smartest Responses

Sklover Working Wisdom

When he said “I am not prepared to discuss that,” I was quite taken aback. Consider these four responses when preparing for any upcoming interview, in which “What salary do you seek” is quite likely to be asked: . Start with “ Flexible ”: “I am flexible as to salary, depending on overall compensation. ” It is a given that base salary is but one part of an overall compensation package, and that in many companies it is a rather small part of overall compensation.

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“How does an offer of ‘equity’ from an employer work?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Private Equity firms invest “private equity,” meaning monies of very rich individuals and institutions, such as college endowments, pension funds and insurance company investments. This is hard to guard against, and quite tricky to negotiate. You can also almost expect that, when all is said and done, the “profit” you will share will be quite a lot smaller than you had been led to believe it would be. Miscellaneous Compensation Q & A Raise, Bonus, Compensation

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How To Find A Great Finance Job Right Out Of College

Career Realism

Finance is popular largely because of the innumerable benefits that it confers on those who take it up: Finance jobs are well-compensated, provide ample room for advancement, and offer workers the chance to accumulate real power and influence. If you wish to begin a lucrative finance career but don’t know how or where to look for your first job, follow these tips to learn how to find a great finance job right out of college.

2013 84

“Want a Raise? – Here’s How to Ask”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY ” : Here are some survey results recently published by compensation-data firm PayScale: a. Quite possibly, in fact, likely. The first three are quite familiar: “food, clothing and shelter.” While they may be fine to mention briefly – “As I am sure you know, being a single mom with three teenagers who all want to go to college is not easy” – is fine, but making that the thrust of your reason for asking for a raise is not the most likely way to succeed.

2015 135

How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to manage a college education Posted to: College students January 21st, 2010 Ben Casnocha has one of the most thorough, self-examined discussions about the value of college on his blog. He went to college, probably, because so many people told him to. Ben left college. But still, it’s tough to be in college right now. Thanks, community college.

2010 78

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

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.

“At Work, Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth”

Sklover Working Wisdom

He’d been in the industry for six years, ever since his college graduation. It was quite a wonderful surprise. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance.

2020 151

6 Hot Careers in Engineering

Career Alley

Engineering continues to be a hot career for college grads. Engineering careers tend to pay quite well, although much depends on the specialty and demand for that specialty. an article in the Huffington Post on unemployment by college degree, the unemployment rate for general engineers is 7%.

She Works Hard for the Money: How to Put Your Education to Work for You

Ms. Career Girl

Several years ago Forbes contributor Caroline Ceniza-Levine wrote, “There is really only one good reason to quit your job: you should quit your job when quitting is the next step to a better life.”. Similarly, if you feel you’re not being compensated fairly, speak up. Several years ago a study was released that showed only 27 percent of college graduates are working in a field directly related to their major.

2017 116

5 Hot Careers in Engineering

Career Alley

It’s a really tough job market for college grads these days and, while Engineering careers tend to pay quite well, much depends on the specialty and demand for that specialty. According to an article in the Huffington Post on unemployment by college degree, the unemployment rate for general engineers is 7%.

Why Engineering Jobs Are In Demand

Career Alley

Mechanical, chemical, industrial, communications, electrical, civil, and mining engineering courses are available in most major universities and colleges. Since manufacturing plants rely heavily on machines and computer-operated systems, they usually hire quite a number of graduates in the aforementioned fields. For a family man/woman, a career in engineering can be quite challenging.

Flourishing Careers in Healthcare Industry

Career Alley

In fact, they have been on the rise for quite some time now even when the country was hit hard by what’s being termed as the biggest economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Attractive compensation: With great responsibility comes a large paycheck. Healthcare professionals enjoy attractive compensation and benefits package that makes choosing a healthcare career a very easy decision for many.

2012 207

5 Rewarding Careers in Finance

Career Alley

Getting the right mix of challenge, personal satisfaction and compensation can be difficult (but not impossible). While finance has lost some of its appeal since 2008, it is still a vibrant industry and offers quite a bit to those that are interested. Education and Training Requirements – While college is not required, there is an expectation that financial analysts have an undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting. Some careers are good, some are bad and some are great.

2014 231

#GIRLBOSS Inspiration For National Boss Day

Ms. Career Girl

After college, I worked as a marketing consultant for a consumer products company for a year before law school, so I had some background in PR, marketing and event production, but I had no contacts in fashion. She is my most senior team member and basically runs the business with me, and I see her as a partner in the business and try to ensure her compensation reflects that. National Boss Day is October 16th , and it’s the perfect moment to highlight female bosses.

2017 120

147 Job Interview Questions and Answers PDF

The Corporate Con/noisseur

My introduction to the industry began after my time at [college] where I majored in [your major]. My time spent in college was filled with curiosity, specifically regarding the [industry] industry and the nuances that go into [industry]. Knowing that my solution helped countless numbers of small business owners was quite satisfying and motivating in its own right.”. What did you major in, in college? Why did you choose your major in college?

2020 40

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. For example, in some industries, base salary is only 10% of overall yearly compensation. We are all quite different in this respect. It can be quite complicated, and therefore requires discussion with a tax professional. “It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”.

2018 100

Do All Resumes Include Lies? Learning to Detect the Lies.


Either the candidate lies about the college that they attended or they lie about the exact degree that they received while at that college. Compensation: You should never take this one at face value. Reason for leaving: If someone was fired from they’re job its quite taboo to tell a possible employer that they were fired, so what do candidates do?

2013 105

my office is obsessed with weight

Ask A Manager

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. why do so many college career centers suck?

2011 69

5 High-Paying Jobs that Nobody Really Wants

Resume Bear

Some of the jobs that pay so well don’t even require a college degree — just a little ingenuity and a willingness to do the dirty work. but those willing to work in such a profession deserve to be compensated handsomely to make up for the added occupational hazards. It’s quite another to be a podiatrist, who commonly treats feet riddled with bunions, ulcers, and ingrown toenails.

2012 218

“The Three Kinds of Fraud – Recognizing and Avoiding Them at Work”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Months later, he was quite taken aback when he was named in a lawsuit by three franchise purchasers who had lost money on their franchise investment. Is falsely claiming you graduated from college an act of fraud? Employees can be victimized of such fraud at work, for example, when they are told that upcoming job cuts or compensation reductions will not affect them, even when they have been slated for position elimination or compensation reduction.

2015 138

Closing Candidates: A How-To in a Hot Job Market

Career Alley

Candidates seeking employment no longer go months without returned phone calls, but rather, quite the opposite. If they are looking for uncapped earnings, you can reevaluate the OTE for the role and provide a very competitive compensation plan. Author Byline: Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager Redfish Technology , a nationwide executive search firm in High Tech and CleanTech. Author Website: [link]. An undisputable fact: the job market is heating up.

2012 227

How to Request Accommodation for a Disability

Sklover Working Wisdom

After college and three years of military service, he had returned to community college to get his RN. At work, it made his job quite difficult, as his Emergency Department duties often required rushed, yet detailed, communications regarding medical emergencies. At first, Richard thought he could simply compensate for the condition by listening more intently, and even by getting closer to people when they spoke.

2012 189

Hey, It’s August. We Call This “Protect Your ‘Rolodex’ Month”

Sklover Working Wisdom

And even if they have access, copying or removing that contact information in the context of resignation, layoff or termination is near impossible, and even if somehow accomplished, quite risky. Could be hundreds or even thousands of names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and even if such important data as their birthdays, their spouse’s names, or what college their kids have attended. Seven Ways to Ensure Your Contact Info is Never Lost. “As

2016 109

“Do I have any recourse if my job responsibilities, and income, are taken from me without notice?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

When I took over doing these assessments about five years ago from a colleague who left, the school told me that they would mail a letter to parents recommending me to do evaluations of students with learning issues in preparation for college. Do you think I can quit and ask for severance to make up the money I lost, and if so, how can I go about doing so most persuasively? Said differently, there is an agreement about what the job is, and what the compensation is for that job.

2010 100

Put a Ring on it. 2012 Employment & Jobs Outlook.


She’s responsible for recruiting and developing relationships with students, the universities, and soon to be college grads. Quit waving that carrot in front of your contract or temporary staff. Invest in their future by offering a job, training, promotion, or increased compensation. Dear Employer, quit kidding yourself because you know it’s true. Job Seekers to Employers: Put a Ring on it.

2012 96

“Umbrella Negotiating” – Best Response to Private Equity “Hurricane Tactics”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As Private Equity investors increasingly assemble “private equity” – meaning investments from college endowments, individual investors, pension funds, and religious organizations – this scenario is playing itself out scores of family-owned companies each day. Other skeptics might also say that “The best way to get someone to quit is to add to their assignments menial, subservient, low-status, boring duties.

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“Charity Participation – A Powerful, Yet Unknown, Career Booster”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Not long afterward, young Bill Gates dropped out of college to pursue his dream of working with computers. LESSON TO LEARN : To achieve career success, everyone wants to attend prestigious colleges and big-name grad schools. At the same time, you’ll probably quit complaining about the size of your office, and instead focus on what’s really important. Help disadvantaged kids get a college education, and perhaps you’ll understand.

2011 160

Paycheck Fairness Act: Good Riddance

Evil HR Lady

I even referred my friend to this recent study and she refused to acknowledge it because "all other studies and facts show women are unfairly compensated." " I quit my job so that my husband could accept a new job in Switzerland. Find a new job and quit.

2010 161

Your Company Considering Investors? Get Ready to call the “C.O.P.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Their success, though, was their problem: they needed to hire very talented coders, who were in increasing demand, and for this reason quite expensive to hire. The initial meetings went quite well. Bear in mind, something that is also quite important: only you understand your business, how it works, what makes it tick, and even what your vision is. Other Compensation: (i) CEO, COO. “ In capitalism, those with the capital usually get the ism.”. – Unknown.

2016 109

Key Man / Key Woman Clause – How to Protect Your Key Business Relations

Sklover Working Wisdom

While she was presented with a significant increase in compensation, she was not quite certain it was the right move for her clients, many of whom enjoyed “white glove,” personal treatment they had grown accustomed to over the years. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance. “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”.

2018 100

“‘Positional Leverage’ in Workplace Negotiating”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Second, part of the compensation package discussed was a significant number of stock options. Discussions of her compensation and responsibilities had gone well. If you are negotiating a pay increase, and your best college buddy becomes the CEO of your firm’s biggest client, your position has surely changed for the better. Instead, in those circumstances Pierre would have been quite smart to let positional leverage flow his way. . (5) “Boldness be my friend!

5 Ways to Screw Up Your Career

Evil HR Lady

Quite help discussion is going on,Thanks to all the participants. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

2010 142

Petty Tyrant

Evil HR Lady

Two employees in Texas were awarded $250,000 in damages after a supervisor continually yelled at them, put his head down and "charged at them like a bull," and made an employee wear a sign that said "I quit." Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

2010 154

Growing Business Need Funding? Think “S.L.I.C.E.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

In fact, they are quite complementary. Chances are that you’ve heard that before, maybe even as a teenager, although your wants and needs are now quite different. As an unlikely example, your college roommate named Mark Zuckerberg. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance. “In capitalism, if you don’t have the capital, you can’t get the ism.”.

2016 109

Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

I’m also a typical Gen Y’er in that since graduating from college four years ago, I have worked 3 different jobs: the first for 7 months, the second for almost 3 years and I started my current position (which is my favorite company thus far and my hopeful long-term landing pad!)

2010 238

I'm Sabotaging My Employees' Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections

Evil HR Lady

Having a problem employee quit to go to another job is much easier than firing them. Do you remember that quote saying: "Winners never quit!" Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

2010 176

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I’ve been reading Ask A Manager religiously since I was in college and I’m now almost 10 years into my career. It had never occurred to them, apparently, that this was a huge assignment to give to someone who yet to speak with their potential supervisor or learn more about the role; that 72 hours was not a reasonable amount of time; or that it was ethically dubious to ask for work that the company could immediately use without compensating a candidate.

2020 25

7 Sweet Summer Jobs for Teachers

Career Realism

I didn’t quite grasp the challenges of the position nor did I understand that, unlike their students, teachers do not spend the Summer at sleep-away camp or catching up on video games. Qualifications include experience working with teenagers, experience of work, study or travel in your destination country, fluency in the local language, passion and professionalism, and a college degree. Compensation includes airfare, room and board, and a weekly allowance for incidental expenses.

2012 87

My HR Department Bullies Employees

Evil HR Lady

She finally quit. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR.

2010 130

Don't Let Your Mom Find You a Job

Evil HR Lady

I have gotten a call from a mom trying to find an entry level job for her college graduate son. She ended up working at that day care center for quite a while. When I was in college I worked for the university career services center. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

2010 130

Swearing at Work

Evil HR Lady

Most of the swearing I've heard at work have been limited to expressions of disgust over something and is quite limited. My 1st job out of college was with a paving company. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone?

2010 130

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

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I left my first post-college job in 2009 after 5 years. This is a specific reason some of my old friends quit as well. A reader writes: I left my first post-college job in 2009 after 5 years. why do so many college career centers suck?

2011 77