Tue.Mar 12, 2019

The Changing Landscape of “Gendered” Career Paths

Ms. Career Girl

When a baby is born, the doctor proclaims their sex based on their physical anatomy. Hearing a doctor proudly state, “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl” has been happening since the beginning of modern medicine.

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Why $35,308 and $147,414 Are the New Critical Salaries

Evil HR Lady

The Department of Labor recently announced some new minimum salaries for exemption from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Currently, in order to be exempt from overtime you need to meet the duties test and earn at least $23,660 per year ($455 weekly). This salary has been in place since 2004, so it seems like a good time to make a change. Additionally, the definition of highly compensated employees is changing from $100,000 per year to $147,414.

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From Teaching to Start-up

Career Shifters

“I'd become more and more disillusioned.”. When an impromptu demo at a family party sparked an opportunity for change, Matt Dyson grabbed it with both hands. Here's how he managed his finances, and the uncertainty, to create work that he genuinely loves

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Why You May Be Losing Staff Due to Lack of Training Opportunities

The Undercover Recruiter

The word “value” is something which is unfortunately not often associated with recruitment. Need”, yes, “Cost” definitely, but not “Value”. My team and I want to address this, and I guess if you’re wanting to grow or sustain your recruitment business, then you do too!

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“My Career Decisions Have Led Me Down The Wrong Path. How Can I Trust Myself To Find Work I Love?”

Career Shifters

Jordan feels trapped in a career that doesn't play to her strengths. But every time she thinks about making a change, she's plagued with fear and insecurity that stops her dead in her tracks. How do you plan a fulfilling new career, when you've lost faith in your instincts

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Working At Nike

Career Realism

The average American will spend 90,000 hours at work throughout their life. However, even as a dedicated employee, you have a life outside of work and you want your employer to acknowledge that. Additionally, finding balance at work is important.

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I manage a horrible micromanager

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently accepted a management job at a design firm. My main duty is to oversee the implementation of a large-scope, three-year plan with multiple projects under its umbrella. The plan began before I came onboard, but I was hired specifically to see in through. Each project has a project manager who reports directly to me. I’m generally easy-going about other people’s leadership styles but am having great difficulty with one project manager: “Fergusia.”.

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More Trending

my boss is my new next-door neighbor

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am six months into my first job since graduating college. It has been a tough transition, but I am finally feeling more competent in my job and assimilating to its culture. Last week I moved to a new house in a relatively affluent part of town. I was only able to afford this new place because we crammed it full of other young twenty-somethings.

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Modern Businesses: Local Versus Global

Water Cooler Wisdom

Not long ago, offshoring of goods and services was a foolproof way to keep costs down—if you could manage it. Now, however, due to changing markets, local sourcing is experiencing an upswing. Helped by Gabriele Rizzo, futurist adviser for private and public international defense organizations, and Alexander Bird, CEO of micronutrient food manufacturer  Kiss My Keto , let's look at the pros and cons of local versus global supply chains.

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what’s up with people not eating lunch, asking about salary before agreeing to an interview, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What’s up with people not eating lunch? I’ve worked at my (tiny) company for over 10 years, and a pretty small company for a few years before that, so my sample size is small but it occurred to me that I’ve had a lot of coworkers who never eat lunch. They either don’t take lunch breaks, or subsist off of some kind of liquid diet.

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I Thought My Coworker Was Pregnant, BUT She's Not.

Career Realism

In our new YouTube series, "Well This Happened" it's your turn to be the career coach! What would you do if you asked a coworker when the baby was due and she responded with, "I'm not pregnant." Watch the video and cast your vote b posting a comment on Youtube.

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this is your guide to asking for a raise … and getting it

Ask A Manager

It’s always disconcerting to me how many people tell me they’ve never asked for a raise — in some cases, despite not having had one in years. It can indeed be nerve-wracking to ask for a raise, but if you don’t do it, you’re potentially leaving massive amounts of money on the table, just to avoid a conversation that could be as short as five minutes. I cannot let that stand. At New York Magazine today, I put together a guide for asking for a raise.

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I Thought My Coworker Was Pregnant, BUT She’s Not…

Career Realism

I Thought My Coworker Was Pregnant, BUT She’s Not… Work It Daily. In our new YouTube series, “Well This Happened” it’s your turn to be the career coach! What would you do if you asked a coworker when the baby was due and she responded with, “I’m not pregnant.” ” Watch the video and cast your vote b posting a comment on Youtube. We’ll select one person from the correct answers at random to win free membership to the Work It Daily program.

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