The Free Samples Theory: Why Volunteering Could Get You Hired

Ms. Career Girl

We, as a bloc, are much more comfortable spending low-value time in minimum-wage jobs that pay at least something, than in volunteering, which continues to carry the stigma of mundane work. I continue to spend something of value- in this case, my time, as well as transportation costs.

2010 216

don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

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Don’t send poetry as your writing sample. It’s just one step removed from sending me an audio file of you playing the piano as your writing sample. Don’t send poetry as your writing sample. what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2010 66

Did You Know That. Employer-Paid Moving Expenses are Now Taxed as Employee Income?

Sklover Working Wisdom

made employer-paid and employer-reimbursed relocation costs – even when your moving is requested by the employer – income to the employee, and thus taxed to the employee? For a complete list of our Model Letters, Memos, Checklists and Sample Agreements, Just [ click here. ].

2019 130

Paying Fast Food Workers $15 Per Hour - 4 Capitalist Thoughts.

HR Capitalist

There''s been a lot of press recently about raising the wages for fast food workers to $15 an hour. If you want a sampling, click here for some quick aggregation via Google. The move to raise wages in this fashion polarizes the dialog.

2015 82

“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

By “outsourcing” much of the work they need to get done, companies are avoiding the considerable costs of employee benefits, payments and protections the law requires employers provide employees, such as (a) overtime, (b) unemployment benefit contributions, (c) payment of Social Security contributions, (d) Workers Compensation coverage for on-the-job injuries, (e) unpaid medical leave, (f) occupational safety, (g) even protection from harassment and discrimination.

2015 109

Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you and your doctor believe your condition was caused by something at work, and do not think you will be able to return to work, you might consider seeking Workers Compensation, which is a state-run program that compensates employees “injured on the job” for both (a) lost wages and (b) medical expense. SkloverWorkingWisdom™ – Self-Help Action Plan 1. Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”. A Plan for Addressing Extreme Exhaustion and Possible Need for Time Off.

2015 100

Killer Resumes and Ninja Resumes

Career Rocketeer

The truth is they are unknowingly subjecting their success to a series of trial by error versions that in the long run cost countless weeks of extra unemployment and non-recoupable dollars in lost wages.

2011 70

client keeps saying “I love you,” can I get reimbursed for a doctor’s note, and more

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So, I know the answer is probably going to be no, but I’m wondering if I could ask to be compensated for the cost of a doctor’s note? So not only have I lost a day’s wage from being sick, I’ve also lost $40. I’d love it if everyone started doing that, and if companies were forced to bear the costs themselves of this ridiculous policy. Sample language: “We’d set a start date of April 17. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 46

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

So for Gen Y, going to a company that pays fair wages is like going to a company that hires people who aren’t white. We do assume any decent company pays fair wages, but we give a slight reward to companies that pay extra high wages to young workers. i would be willing to bet if you surveyed a good sample of gen y-ers, the preferences would be all over the place. But the really successful sales people were the ones that secured deals at pretty much any cost. "Sell

2009 68

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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March 31, 2011 at 1:46 am The weird hourly wages you speak of are the sign that the company expresses pay in a weekly/monthly/yearly rate, and then broke it down by the average number of hours you’d be working during that period. what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 78

do what you say you're going to do

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Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 89

I will review your resume this week

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The cost: $75 What you’ll get: As you can probably tell by the price, I’m not going to entirely rewrite your resume for you. Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview?

2011 79

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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So I went in with my writing samples, my extra resume copies, copies of my references and I think a lock of my mother’s hair (they ask for such weird things). Unless one is completely lacking in skills and can work part time for minimum wage.

2011 74

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

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For example…If you want to promote someone, what will their raise cost you? Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 72

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

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And if it’s not, they can reclassify you as an employee and require the employer to pay back wages for all the work you did. As long as unemployment is high, propositions like this will just lead to a wage race to the bottom… a a situation in which employees can certainly never win.

2011 75

something cool and free for you

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There are zero costs to you. (Do Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 73

10 tips to get the most out of your internship — Ask a Manager

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Not sure about the credits thing, but wage rules are pretty clear. And if it’s not, they can reclassify you as an employee and require the employer to pay back wages for all the work you did. So even if we are getting paid at these internships, it’s more than likely less than minimum wage. Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. I have estimated that it would cost me around $13.31 Do I simply tack on the cost of gas?

2011 71

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

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

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I do have one sample published (at the link in the post) but hers is way better. Speaking of imitations vs the real thing: THREE TIMES now I’ve had someone use the sample cover letter from my site when applying for a job with me.

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

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Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job?

2011 74

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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A trust fund tax is money withheld from an employee’s wages (income tax, social security, and Medicare taxes) by an employer and held in trust until paid to the Treasury. what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

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

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2011 71

Get an Ask a Manager mug … or mousepad!

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2011 70

Valentine's Day round-up

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2011 70

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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Offer 69

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

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Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager am I wasting this recruiter’s time?

2011 70

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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From a recruiting perspective, we generally don’t do a lot of job fairs due to either the high cost of buying a table, or the very small size of the free ones. Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview?

want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

2011 69

terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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As long as companies know they can ship their jobs to third-world countries for third-world wages without penalty, wages in the IT field will probably stay depressed as they are now. what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 70

should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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If you want to leave materials behind, leave behind past work samples or writing samples. Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 77

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

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2011 99

things that aren't good ideas #78

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2011 95

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

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I wouldn’t work somewhere where all employees weren’t treated equally, or where a class of people were given special privileges – certainly not a class that increased my health insurance costs. The OP referenced hourly wage, shift work at a restaurant.

2011 93

the roots of Ask a Manager… — Ask a Manager

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2011 65

a few housekeeping notes, and a holiday present to you — Ask a Manager

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2010 65

things that aren't good ideas

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2011 63

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

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Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

2011 63

coworker has appointed herself the food police

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Too many years of minimum wage customer service jobs (and a stint in the Navy) has made me rather blunt about people going all summer’s eve like that. Do you know how much those cost? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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Then, start managing them to that higher bar: Check in often, review samples of their work, give feedback regularly, and point out when and where the bar isn’t being met. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

2011 70

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

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You can hate on the crappy-with-numbers guy all day, but if he makes a bad decision and costs the company a ton of money, they may all of a sudden not be able to afford to pay you. For example…If you want to promote someone, what will their raise cost you?

2011 73

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions ► 2010 (359) ► December 2010 (42) most popular posts of 2010 dont send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions for job applicants interviewer didnt give me any time to ask my own questions where are they now: update #20 - danger signs when interviewing where are they now: update #19 - is a contract position worth the risk? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?

how to stand out at a job fair

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions ► 2010 (359) ► December 2010 (42) most popular posts of 2010 dont send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions for job applicants interviewer didnt give me any time to ask my own questions where are they now: update #20 - danger signs when interviewing where are they now: update #19 - is a contract position worth the risk? what kind of writing sample do employers want to see?