Wed.Sep 23, 2020

How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

I begin most resume writing projects with a get-to-know-you phone call with a prospective client. It is during this call that I always ask this question: “What are you doing now and what are you hoping to transition into?”.

2020 215

does it look unprofessional to draw in meetings?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a college student in my low 20s, two years in to my absolute dream job. I work for a medium-sized nonprofit that functions as an umbrella organization for six branches. I am the first assistant to one of these directors, and I’ve known her for years.

2020 38

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Insights about China I Gained as an American Journalist

Ms. Career Girl

Why should any of us look behind the next hill, or across the border, or across the ocean, into the warm living rooms of people who don’t look or think or talk as we do?

2020 207

manager buys me gifts, my rude email got forwarded, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. A manager who wants to hire me keeps buying me gifts. A manager in a different department who I believe I have a great working relationship with can’t keep staff in her department.

2020 34

my employee resigned but now isn’t leaving

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A reader writes: I recently took over as manager for a small team. One of the employees on the team, Jane, announced that she was leaving and had a new job lined up. Jane’s replacement was hired but before she could start, there were some problems with Jane’s new job.

2020 33

my employee’s clothes accentuate her chest — how do I talk to her about it?

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A reader writes: I am a fairly new manager and I recently got a new, young subordinate. We work in a nonprofit and the dress code is very relaxed. We often only wear t-shirts and jeans, and even shorts won’t raise eyebrows if it’s very hot. However, I have come across an issue with the new hire. She has a very big chest and she likes to wear tank tops, which make her chest area very pronounced.

2020 31