Tue.Mar 24, 2020

Is Teaching Right For You?

Career Alley

Teaching is truly a vocation and something that many people really love to do because it is very rewarding. But before you go out and get your masters of education online, you should consider all of the options that may help you decide whether it is the right career choice for you.

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Become a Shero. It’s Time To Up Your Game

Ms. Career Girl

March is Women’s History Month and a perfect time to reflect on the accomplishments of females throughout time. We call these strong ladies who are fighting for equal rights lady bosses, superwomen or sheroes. The last term was first coined during the suffrage movement in 1836 when women were fighting for their voting rights. A shero is defined as a woman who is admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Sheroes come in all shapes and sizes.

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From Journalist to Not-for-profit Founder

Career Shifters

“The work I was producing felt pointless and, to some extent, self-indulgent.”. Giovanni Fontana spent years holding out for his 'dream career', job-hopping between many different roles in the process. But when he took some much-needed time out to reflect, he finally discovered what was most important to him, and how to use it to get unstuck. Here's how he did it

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How to Start a Freelance Writing Career

Competitive Resumes

I worked at a large, multi-national investment bank for over a decade before I started my writing career. It can take a huge leap of faith, but working for oneself has a number of amazing benefits! Of course, there are also many different challenges involved in leaving a typical 9-5 job; and it has to be said that such a move isn’t a good fit for everyone. There’s a lot of self-discovery that comes with working for yourself. Yes, working for yourself has perks.

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Career change and uncertainty: what to do when everything’s up in the air and you don’t have any of the answers

Career Shifters

Feeling groundless and apprehensive? Stuck in survival mode, unable to take action? Natasha shares 6 ways to reduce your panic and take back control in uncertain times

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How to love what you do and be more successful

Competitive Resumes

In part 1 of this blog series, we discussed how when you focus your efforts on your personal strengths you are much more likely to increase your contribution, excel in your career and find lasting satisfaction. So focusing on your strengths sounds like an interesting idea but how do you get started and how does it work in practice? Firstly, it’s important to get crystal clear on your own strengths.

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my company plans to absorb any government stimulus checks that employees receive for themselves

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work in an administrative role at a national restaurant chain. I just got off of a conference call with corporate in which they told us that if the U.S. government sends us the proposed stimulus checks due to Covid 19, they plan to absorb the money we receive by cutting our hours to reflect that amount. In other words, if each person receives a check for $1,200, $1,200 will effectively go back to the company. Is this legal?

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how the hell are we supposed to work now?

Ask A Manager

As you might imagine, coronavirus has overtaken my inbox. I’m hearing from people whose entire companies have gone fully remote overnight and people whose companies are acting as if nothing has changed and still expect everyone to show up as normal every day. I’m hearing from people whose virus-related questions are pretty light (“what’s up with my coworker who’s openly vaping at home during video calls?”) and people whose queries are much harder (“will my industry ever be hiring again?”).

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How to Hack Your Lunch Hour

The Undercover Recruiter

The importance of taking a lunch break cannot be understated. Both for your mental health as well as your physical health, your lunch break offers you an opportunity to decompress and take a break from the task at hand. But, unfortunately, not enough Americans take an actual lunch break. And while it’s important to eat, […]. How to Hack Your Lunch Hour Undercover Recruiter -. Workplace Lunch break Lunch Hour Office Hacks Soda TED talk

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we have a new paid (paid!) sick and family leave law

Ask A Manager

I’m switching to five posts a day this week because there’s so much to talk about. There’s still one more coming after this one… The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which became law last week, offers some American workers expanded family and medical leave — and it’s paid. That’s a key difference from the leave already provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which protects your job but doesn’t require you to be paid while you’re out.

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I saw my coworkers’ chat conversation insulting our boss – who is also my father

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently started working full-time at the company run by my father. It has around 20 employees, and I took over a position from someone who left to pursue work in another field. In taking over his duties, my company email account was merged with his. He had turned off his email chat feature, but did not delete any of the chat messages, and all of them became visible to me.

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intern laughs inappropriately, risqué bookmarks on my computer, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I tell someone they laugh too much? I supervise an intern who tends to respond with short bursts of laughter at incongruous times, like when I am explaining something to her or when I am giving her directions (and I’m not trying to be funny!). It can be pretty jarring. I noticed it during her interview, but I chalked it up to nerves and hoped it would subside as she became more comfortable.

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