Mon.May 20, 2019

From Teacher to Entrepreneur

Career Shifters

“I was never going to be happy working for someone else.”. Fed up of bureaucracy and an ever-increasing mountain of paperwork, Richard Swan decided set out on his own.

Don’t Let Fear Limit Your Career Potential

Career Alley

Fear: it can be your biggest barrier to success. Fear can keep you in your comfort zone, stop you from going after your heart's desire, and place limits on your life. Discover Career Opportunities career potential

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Hate ‘Selling Yourself’? 7 Ways To Get Noticed In A New Field, Without Feeling Inauthentic

Career Shifters

Whatever your next career is, making a shift means building your reputation in a new area. But pitching yourself to potential employers or clients when you're only just getting started can leave you feeling like a fake. So how do you do it gracefully?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” ” – Stevie Wonder. First of all, Stevie Wonder is, for me, one of the true Wonders of the World. There is something nearly beyond human in his music and lyrics. Last week I listened to a podcast about music. Someone mentioned that Stevie Wonder had agreed to appear at a charitable event for a small charity, and to do one song. The charity was more than thrilled.

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Steak ‘N Shake Makes a $7.7 Million Error. (You’re Probably Making the Same Error.)

Evil HR Lady

Managers are always salary exempt and are not eligible for overtime pay. This is a common belief but it simply isn’t true. In fact, your job title has nothing to do with how you have to be paid–it’s all about your job responsibilities. Steak ‘N Shake found out the hard way that they had misclassified 286 store managers in the St. Louis area and owed them back overtime pay. Oh, and attorney fees and costs. Grand total? million dollars. Steak ‘N Shake’s error.

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Supercharge Your Recruiting Machine

The Undercover Recruiter

If you don’t use referrals, you’re missing out on a killer opportunity to pour some rocket fuel on your recruitment process. Yes, inbound and outbound channels yield amazing hires. But referral hires: Have the highest applicant-to-hire conversion rate (40%).

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Jobs That Suit Those Seeking Progression!

Corn on the Job

Seeking out progression within your career is just so important in our eyes. Progression means that you’re not always going to be the one at the bottom of what you do, getting put with all the jobs that you don’t really want to do.

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coworker whispers a daily affirmation to me, do I have to tell people I met with about my strep throat, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker whispers a daily affirmation to me. I work in a fairly open plan corporate setting. A new colleague joined another team about a month ago, and passes my station daily on his way to see his boss. Every single morning he briefly stops, wait for me to make eye contact, whispers “You’re amazing” to me, and heads on his way. It’s flattering but odd, and can take me out of my headspace.

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What is a good Excel book for corporate financial analysts?

Imarticus Learning

Excel is considered to be the tool of opportunity, and it is often the go-to software for most finance professionals. In “Excel Modeling in Corporate Finance” by Craig W. Holden, the author presents numerous typical issues from options valuations to DCF calculations. .

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how can I get coworkers to leave me alone about a humiliating TV experience?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Recently, I was on one of those courtroom shows. I regret it intensely. When I was contacted by the producer about a case I’d filed against someone else, he was incredibly friendly, said that I had a great case, etc., and made it seem to me that they were entirely on my side.

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update your summer work wardrobe without blowing your bank account  

Ask A Manager

And now a word from a sponsor… . If you want to refresh your work wardrobe for summer without blowing your bank account, thredUP is a great place to do it. thredUP is the largest online consignment and thrift store where you can shop high-quality items at up to 90% off estimated retail.

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is there a best time of day to fire someone?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I know you’ve talked a lot about the kindest ways to fire someone. I was wondering what your opinion is on the time of day it’s done. Recently one of my coworkers was let go. At the end of the workday, another manager ushered everyone else who was around (we’re a small office) into a fake meeting so that the employee would be able to pack up his desk in peace. This is how I have seen several other firings happen, and I thought that it seemed fair.

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my recruiter is so overbearing and obnoxious that I’m thinking of withdrawing my application

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’ve started my job search. I was contacted by a recruiter about a position. I heard her out and she wanted to move me forward — great! But she’s been absolutely excessive to the point I almost don’t want to continue through the process. Some examples: – We had a phone interview, and she said she wanted to pass me along and then sent me the job description.

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