Wed.Dec 11, 2019

The Best Things About Working in Dental Care

Career Alley

You may be tempted to chase the money and go into whatever field pays best… but while this might allow you to own a nice house, nice clothes, and a nice car, nice things are never adequate compensation for hating your job and waking up every morning dreading going to work.

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Top 10 Reasons Why it is important to Discuss Your Career Before Marriage

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve found your perfect partner. Things are going well between you and you start to think that you might be ready to get married. Before you walk down the aisle together you need to have a serious discussion about your future.

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Holiday Networking: Why It’s Important, and How to Approach It

The Undercover Recruiter

Another year is fading into the past and the holidays are right around the corner, which can only mean one thing: holiday gatherings.

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Sorry, Managers, You Don’t Get to Date at Work

Evil HR Lady

Office-based television shows would have you believe that the only place you can possibly find love is at work. And you’d also think that HR spends all day monitoring the romantic relationships at work. None of this is true. People do find love at work– 15 percent of people met their significant other at work –but that means most people don’t find love at the office. And frankly, HR has better things to do than monitor your romance.

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May We Contact This Employer?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Job interviews are inherently difficult to navigate. There are a plethora of questions and situations which could potentially derail your success and the opportunity to land the position. Perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer is, “may we contact this employer?”

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update: my coworkers complained that the look of my breasts post-mastectomy is making them uncomfortable

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose coworkers complained that the look of her breasts after her mastectomy was making them uncomfortable ? Here’s the update. First, as many people guessed, I am in the UK. When I emailed you last time, there was some creepy behavior happening in my office. This got solved (kind of).

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Housing for Internships

The Corporate Con/noisseur

If you thought applying and interviewing for an internship was difficult, that may just be the beginning. Summer, traditional, interns typically state that finding appropriate and affordable housing for internships is just as difficult.

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How to Cancel an Interview

The Corporate Con/noisseur

In a perfect world, there would be no unexpected surprises or troubles. Unfortunately, in reality, a number of unforeseen issues and problems can occur. From a blown-out tire, to a family member in the hospital, sometimes you may need to cancel a previously scheduled interview.

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update: I’m training my replacement — and she’s condescending, rude, and won’t listen

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. Remember the letter-writer who was training her replacement, and the replacement was condescending, rude, and wouldn’t listen ? The letter-writer was switching to part-time but would still be around. Here’s the update: Where to even begin!

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the event I volunteered for wants too much of my time, company is becoming more conservative, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. The event I volunteered for wants too much of my time. I was asked to volunteer at a gala for an organization that has nothing to do with my day-to-day work or employer, by a slightly senior coworker who is involved with the organization. I, along with two of my coworkers, agreed to volunteer at the event. When I agreed to help, I was agreeing to a single week night, from 4 pm – 9 pm to assist.

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my employee gave me a hideously awful gift … and more holiday gift questions

Ask a Manager

Over at New York Magazine today, I answered a bunch of questions from readers about holiday gift-giving at work, including: My boss wants an expensive gift! How can I discourage employees from giving me gifts? What about giving gifts to coworkers? Should I send a gift to a potential employer? Is it appropriate to give my intern a gift? My employee gave me a hideously awful gift. You can read it here.

updates: the physical fight rumor, the boss who doesn’t do his work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. There’s a rumor I had a physical fight with a staff member, but I didn’t. The day after my question was posted, Diana stopped by with one of her new coworkers.

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