“Is there a way I can 'get out of' the non-compete agreement I.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Is there a way I can ‘get out of’ the non-compete agreement I signed?” “Is Is there a way I can ‘get out of’ the non-compete agreement I signed?” When I joined the company I signed a non-compete agreement In it I agreed not to work for another investor relations firm for twelve months after my employment ends for any reason, or to solicit any of the firm’s clients or employees. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U.

Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze

Sklover Working Wisdom

They include offer letter, employee handbook, bonus agreement, emails in which you were given promises or assurances, retention agreement, employment agreement, stock option award, non-compete agreement, etc., And, too, if a prospective employer, recruiter or interviewer asks to see your present agreements, or review your non-compete, if you are unable to provide a copy, you may lose out on a terrific opportunity. Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 16: Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. Before Resigning Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiating ? Seven Ways to Ensure Your Contact Info is Never Lost. “As As a general rule, the most successful [person] in life. Is the [person] who has the best information.”. – Benjamin Disraeli.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over the course of my conversations with Carrie and the many other former clients who I have helped open their own business, it seems there are four general “paths” small businesses may pursue as they daily compete for success in the business world. Even Wal-Mart may one day want to downsize by selling more goods online, and less employees in less “bricks-and-mortar” stores. Been Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off?

2014 116

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Duties – The Four “Situational Exceptions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

When in any doubt as to either, ask a manager, legal officer, compliance director, or other competent authority for counsel, approval, consent or other direction. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. Cause" for Firing Confidentiality Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Monthly Newsletter Library Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Yours (or Allegedly Yours

2016 100

Job Loss Rebound – How to Do It “A.S.A.P.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Going Out on Your Own Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Monthly Newsletter Library “We often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”. Alexander Graham Bell.

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“18 Tips to Address Job-Loss Anxiety and Blues”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. . Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Thoughts You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which. you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror.

2013 122

HR Needs to Hire more Scuba Divers and Astronauts

Workology

I have been extremely critical of the HR profession and the lack of skills present to compete as HR moves from a personality centric profession to one that requires advance knowledge in analytics, information technology, and the transformation in communications as it relates to the Internet, social media, mobile, and supporting analytics.

2014 106

Test Your Employment-Negotiating IQ

Sklover Working Wisdom

In just a few short sentences, you learn you are being “downsized.” Question 3 : You’ve been told that you can’t receive any of your bonus unless you sign a “non-compete” agreement that seems to say that, if you ever leave for any reason, you can’t work for a “competitor” for two years. The Best Answer : A “non-compete” agreement is a device that restricts you from working for a competitor for a period of time after you leave your employer. Faced with a Non-Compete?

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How Unconscious Biases Can Hurt Job Seekers Before the Interview Even Begins

Competitive Resumes

Often, they have lost their previous jobs due to reasons beyond their control, like downsizing. Her resume was great – an engineering graduate with honors, many internships, and volunteer positions to prove her competencies – but she received very little response. Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their accomplishments or merits.

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Interview with Peter Shankman on Loyalty

Water Cooler Wisdom

During the corporate downsizing that was rampant in the 1990s and 2000s, many employees adopted an attitude of “everyone out for themselves.” If PR can’t talk to marketing which can’t talk to advertising which can’t talk to customer service which can’t talk to the CEO, twenty-first century businesses can’t compete.

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“What should I ask for regarding severance?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Having worked with fired, downsized and laid off employees for over three decades, I know that every laid off employee feels, first and foremost, financial insecurity. In my book “Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off,” I devote an entire chapter to 110 different – but valuable – “non-monetary” requests I have successfully negotiated for my clients. Question: I am a Director of Clinical Research at a start-up medical device company making a very healthy salary.

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“Performance Improvement Plans – Resign or Attempt? Choose the Third Alternative”

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : In difficult times, layoffs and downsizing are often disguised as performance issues. Severance is almost always given to those who are laid off due to a position elimination or downsizing. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale. “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.”. Proverbs 2:11.

2015 132

Rebuilding Your Career After Being Fired or Laid Off

Ms. Career Girl

This event is being fired or laid off by your employer and it has many different names; fired, laid off, downsized, reorged out, rightsized, riffed, whacked, kicked out, canned or just plain “let go.” If your introspection reveals a difference between your persona and the real you, take measures to make these two competing entities one and the same. It comes when you least expect it. It comes when you can least afford it. And it comes when you thought your “safe” job was forever.

2018 132

“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Three weeks later, I was rehired, but this time I did not sign a new non-compete agreement. Is the “old” non-compete enforceable? Does your non-compete agreement cover each and every time you leave the company?

2010 116

When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You Published on June 17th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Watch the video on YouTube: [link] Click an icon below to share and recommend this post: This entry was posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 1:00 am You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

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Achieving Effective Career Transitions

Career Alley

These factors will require all employees to more effectively manage their career transitions while developing the required competencies needed for success. So expect them, prepare for them by developing the lifelong transferable competencies (LTCs) required for success in the new knowledge economy. If you were downsized like displaced textile workers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina you should be trained for the new knowledge economy.

How Unconscious Bias Can Hinder Job Seekers Before An Interview

Competitive Resumes

Often, they have lost their previous jobs due to reasons beyond their control, like downsizing. Her resume was great – an engineering graduate with honors, numerous internship and volunteer positions to prove her competencies – but she received very little response. Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their own accomplishments or merits.

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Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Workology

Either by downsizing or businesses closing, people are losing their jobs at a faster rate than every before. There are superior methods out there such as better interviewing techniques, job competencies , and personality tests. According to Time Magazine , 70% of undergrads and 96% of graduate students carry a card credit while only 10% pay their bill on-time each month. College debt is a loaming issue for students who can’t afford to pay in cash for their education.

2012 131

Can Predictive Analytics Shape the Future of HR? #BigDataHR

Workology

With so much information and data that is available, human resources is able to predict more accurately than ever before what may happen with things such as employee turnover, targeted retention, growth, or downsizing. In today’s economy, companies and HR want to hire individuals that are a good cultural fit, and have competencies that match or excel what is needed today and for tomorrow. This week on Blogging4Jobs, we are focusing on the theme Big Data sponsored by Jibe.

2014 108

Retention Agreement Contain a Release? If So, It Just Might Be Your Severance

Sklover Working Wisdom

The fundamental reason an employer gives money to an employee who is being downsized or laid off is not love, and it is not concern for his/her well being. At least for these two clients, if they are downsized or laid off in the future, they will likely receive severance payments in return for signing a release or waiver of claims. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale.

2017 126

HP to Layoff 30,000 More — What’s an HR Practitioner to Do?

Workology

The list is a who’s who of recession and financial crisis spurred downsizing: IBM in the 90s, Kmart and Circuit City in the early 00s and Citygroup and GM in the mid 00s. Current CEO, Meg Whitman, told CNBC that the layoffs were a result of the rapid pace of change in the tech sector : HP as it was, she said, just wasn’t capable of competing.

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If You Were Fired From Your Last Job | Resume Help Blog

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. Don’t confuse being laid off or let go due to downsizing as being fired.

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“Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the.

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, the moment after you leave your present employment, you are free to compete with your employer for clients. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the clients to let them know?” Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the clients to let them know?” Published on October 17th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Hi, Alan.

2010 109

So You Are Sending Your Resume and Not Getting Results? It's Time.

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. The downsizing in corporate America.

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“If I sign a Performance Improvement Plan, if I am let go, might I.

Sklover Working Wisdom

This is based on the employer’s perspective that, if severance is to be paid to any employees, they should only be employees who are downsized or laid off having nothing to do with their conduct or performance. Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “If I sign a Performance Improvement Plan, if I am let go, might I get a Severance Package?” “If If I sign a Performance Improvement Plan, if I am let go, might I get a Severance Package?”

2010 109

Would I benefit A Career Coach?

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months.

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ? Published on October 16th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Major companies illegally collude with each other to keep their employees from getting new jobs with their competitors. Just two weeks ago six leading technology companies – including Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel – reached a settlement with the U.S.

2010 125

“Sorry, but you are overqualified.” – Here’s a way past that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Phil also considered “downsizing” his resume to make it appear that he was not as qualified as he was, but decided that deception was not his style, and it was not a good way to begin a positive working relation. Some “overqualified” job applicants end up “downsizing” their resumes, which sometimes helps, but can also be a risky thing to do, as the internet has made it quite easy for background checks to foil such attempts. “Ignoring an awkward truth does as much damage.

2017 116

“Can an employer delay accepting an employee's resignation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Can an employer delay accepting an employee’s resignation?&# “Can an employer delay accepting an employee’s resignation?&# Published on August 18th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: How can a firm delay acceptance of a resignation after the expiration of the notice period? I gave notice of resignation but my employer has ignored it. I have kept working, without complaining.

2010 118

Action Verbs For Your Resume

Competitive Resumes

Competed. Downsized. The challenge in beginning a sentence that will outline your accomplishments is finding attention grabbing but appropriate action verbs throughout your resume. Without these action verbs your resume will be lifeless and boring. I listed below some action verbs that could help you breathe life into your accomplishments: Here is a list of accomplishment-stimulating verbs: Accelerated. Accentuated. Accepted. Accessed. Accessorized. Accommodated. Accomplished.

Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on June 21st, 2010 by Alan Sklover “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark; Professionals built the Titanic.&# - Unknown During my professional life I’ve come to know many “experts” in various fields of endeavor, from Navigating Ships to National Security.

2010 116

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you fear your interviewer will think to himself or herself “We surely can’t match that,” you can acknowledge that possibility by letting your interviewer know you are aware of that possibility, but that there are other aspects of the position – or changes in your life, such as kids having graduated from college or “downsizing” of expenditures – that would make a somewhat lower salary acceptable, indeed, even expected in this current employment climate.

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week > Sklover Working Wisdom

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on October 18th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover “When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.” - Arabic Proverb At work, strive always to speak the truth. But strive in ways that will have your truth heard, heeded and taken to heart.

2010 109

“Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? “Is Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? Published on October 15th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Is it a conflict of interest if my son has me work for him on his scheduled shift because of a death in the family?

2010 109

Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Friday Feedback Friday Feedback Published on October 8th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Your newsletter on “Making Arbitration Work For You, Not Against You” was one of the most helpful newsletters in your continuing newsletter series. Thank you very much for this. I find your newsletters most informative and helpful. Randy V. City Not Indicated) Dear Randy, Thanks.

2010 109

“If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” “If If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” Published on October 6th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: The company I work for is being sold to another company.

Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week Published on October 4th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” - Abraham J. Heschel At work, having some “say” in what happens to you is important to you and your family’s well-being.

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Recommended Resources.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Recommended Resources. Recommended Resources. Published on October 3rd, 2010 by Alan Sklover Every now and then we come upon outstanding resources for those of us who appreciate the wisdom and necessity of taking an active role in “Standing Up for Yourself at Work™.”

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ? Published on October 2nd, 2010 by Alan L Sklover You can easily check to make sure your employers have made the correct contributions to your Social Security account. At the same time, you can find out what your Social Security benefits will be when you retire. Simply go to www.SSA.gov and request a Form SSA – 7004, “Request for Social Security Statement.”

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U.

2010 109

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ? Published on September 25th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Hiring college students directly from internships is on the rise.

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My View:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-Competes and Trade Secrets L. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » My View: My View: Published on September 24th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover The Best Investment, and the Best Return, Guaranteed. Stock market seem rigged and risky? Bonds seem headed for a nosedive? Precious metal investing seem too volatile? There is only one investment that is guaranteed to give you the best return: an investment in yourself.

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