Mon.Feb 17, 2020

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When you begin to carry your own water, you learn the value of every drop.”. – African Proverb. This is so, so true, in all aspects of life, and in work, as well. Carry your own water” is a way of saying “take care of yourself.”

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HR Capitalist

Who out there likes to work to music? When you're working on your laptop, music can either help or hurt your attention. For me, it's always felt better to have the TV in the background as music has generally interrupted my flow.

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Five Reasons Why Candidate Care is So Important

The Undercover Recruiter

As recruiters, looking after our candidates is a vital part of our everyday role. After all, if our candidates aren’t happy, we haven’t done our job! It’s imperative to maintain close relationships with them and inform them of any updates in their job search.

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how much stuff can I “move in with” on my first day at a new job?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m starting a new job in a week and a bit, my first after finishing my PhD. I’m wondering how much stuff it’s acceptable to “move in with” on the first day. I’ve seen the space, it’s a large-ish desk in a three-person office.

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12 Apps For Career Development

Corn on the Job

Pexels. Setting yourself career goals is essential to pursue the future that you desire. Once you know where you are going, it’s all the easier to plan how you are going to get there. Perhaps you’d like to network more to establish valuable contacts?

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becoming a receptionist against my will, baking for one employee but not the other, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I think I’m about to become a receptionist against my will. A few months ago, I started a new job in an administrative but non-reception role.

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my coworker makes mistakes that affect my work

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a colleague who I depend on for data for a recurring project. Every time the update is due, I schedule check-in meetings weeks in advance and make it explicitly clear that I need X by [date] and Y by [date]. And every. single.

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