Tue.Dec 10, 2019

Lower Your Standards (Or, How Golden Unicorns Are Ruining Your Career Change)

Career Shifters

Feeling paralysed and trapped? No idea what you want to do next with your career? Natasha doesn't buy it. Here, she explains a key 'ideas' distinction keeping you stuck, and shares a simple way to start making progress, no matter how uncertain you feel

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New Business or Side Hustle? 3 Ways To Stay Motivated The First Year

Ms. Career Girl

The first year of operations is a critical time for any new business, with pressure to find and keep new customers, manage cash flow and potentially hire help, it’s easy to see how new business owners may become overwhelmed.

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Why I Feel Uncomfortable Writing Career Change Articles

Career Shifters

I want you to find fulfilling work. Supporting you to figure out what you want to do, and to make the shift – it's why I do what I do every day. But this process frustrates me beyond belief. Here's why

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Boring Meeting? Try These Tips to Help You Cope

Jobacle

Yawn…it’s another boring meeting. The lights dim, the projector beams its blinding light, and the speaker clears her throat to continue what appears to be a never-ending meeting. You have just come back from lunch break and the classic case of midday napping overtakes your attention span.

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Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?

Evil HR Lady

We are planning to make a job offer to a very strong candidate. Of course, salary is negotiable, but what about other things that a candidate wants to negotiate — especially those things listed in our employee handbook, such as vacation time, benefits, telecommuting privileges, dress code, etc.? And what about parking or where the cubicle or office would be? To read my answer, click here: Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary? The post Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?

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How To Not Get Killed In A "What's Wrong" Focus Group At Your Company.

HR Capitalist

Simple post today. From time to time, HR pros have to do focus groups to determine the climate of the employee relations environment at their company. Ideally, this is done before there's smoke in the air. But at times, especially in a multi-location environment, that's impossible.

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3 Proven Strategies That Will Supercharge Your Team

The Undercover Recruiter

There are two ways to create a top-performing team. You can try to transfer, fire, and hire your way to a team that, on paper, looks great. Or you can be a leader. High-performance teams aren’t clobbered and pieced together; they are forged.

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More Trending

update: my boss’s angry husband calls multiple times a day for her

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 who was being barraged by angry phone calls from her boss’s husband ? Here’s the update. I spoke to Jane and outlined my concerns in full based on what Alison recommended, and Jane was very quiet and heard me out.

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Getting Someone Fired

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Disagreements are, unfortunately, a part of life. Learning how to quell and resolve a situation, though, is a valuable and necessary life-skill.

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update: my office has a burn book we all have to read and sign

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 manager wrote down everyone’s minor mistakes in a notebook and made everyone else read and sign it ? Here’s the update.

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my boss says no one is allowed to get pregnant, asking job candidates if they’ve ever disparaged an employer, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss says no one is allowed to get pregnant. I work in a very tight-knit office of about 15 people, and most of us are women in our 20’s and 30’s. We all work hard and have duties split up fairly, though none of us has time to take on any extra tasks or clients.

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how much detail do you have to give when you call in sick?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My friends and I (all 25ish, fairly new to the working world) are divided on how to call in sick. Mainly, how much detail are you supposed to go into about what is wrong with you? (“I’m not feeling well”? “I have a cold”? “I was up all night with terrible diarrhea”?) Also, is it legal for your boss to make you give them a ton of detail about what’s wrong with you or request a doctor’s note?

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update: do I need to work with the woman my father had an affair with?

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 office was c onsidering hiring the woman her father had recently cheated on her mom with (while the woman was the letter-writer’s roommate, no less)? Here’s the update. Your advice, and the advice of your commentators, were spot-on! I spoke to my boss a few hours after the thread went up.

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