Thu.Aug 06, 2020

Two Reasons Why HR Stinks (and How to Fix It)

Evil HR Lady

An acquaintance just got her first job after being a stay at home mom for many years. She’s a recruiter. Salary? $10 10 an hour. Take that in for a minute. She could make more money working fast food, yet a company is trusting her to be part of finding the best possible candidates for their company, and they only value her work at $10 an hour. She’s happy to have the job, and she figures she’ll get good experience here.

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8 Common Delegation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Ms. Career Girl

Delegating is the key to a successful business and what sets bosses apart from true leaders. The hardest part? Knowing when to let go. Are you delegating tasks, especially remotely these days, then find yourself nervous, hovering over your team making sure they do it right? Well, if they don’t do it right, it might be as much your fault as it is theirs. Here are 8 top delegation mistakes and how to avoid them. Failure to Understand what to delegate to who.

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?? How To Regularly Beat Applicant Tracking Systems With Your Resume

JobMob

If you applied to a large company and never got a response, chances are your resume couldn't pass the screening of their ATS. This is a guest post by Nissar Ahamed. Photo by Damir Spanic. Research by CareerArc shows that almost 40% of employers make use of an applicant tracking system when recruiting. Furthermore, 99 percent of Fortune 500 companies filter resumes through an applicant tracking system before it ever crosses a human eye, according to JobScan.

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3 Alternative Ways To Spend Your Working Life

Corn on the Job

If you are tired of sitting in front of a laptop in the comfort of your own home, because boredom is setting in, you need to consider other ways to spend your working day. With coronavirus showing no signs of abating, people across the globe are being forced to adjust to a new normal. This new normal means sending more time at home. Having more time on your hands within your own four walls has made many people take a step back and reflect on their working life.

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I don’t know how to get past my toxic job

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Like many people, I’ve recently lost my job. My question is how to deal with the aftermath and get myself in better mental place for a job search. Let me give some background. My manager was a huge bully and a toxic person who belittled and emotionally manipulated the members of his team every day.

2020 31

updates: the secret Santa underwear gift, the discriminating boss, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. My coworker is giving a colleague underwear in our Secret Santa. I wrote to you in November about my colleague (let’s call him Andy) who thought it was a good idea to give underwear as a present for Secret Santa. I am pleased to tell you that he did not do it finally!

2020 28

spending hours on thank-you notes, employer froze our vacation time, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it worth spending hours on post-interview thank-you notes? Both you and your commenters often say about thank-you notes, “Why not spend five minutes on something that could impact your chances?” or “There’s just no reason not to do this very small, very quick thing that could impact your chances” or “It’s ten minutes , so send the damn thing.”. What if they *don’t* take five (or ten) minutes?

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