Wed.Oct 28, 2020

What To Do When a Person of Influence Asks You For Extra Work.

The HR Capitalist

Every couple of years, this question makes the rounds - "What would you tell the 25 year old version of yourself?" I've noticed that going around recently, so here I am. Of course, there are 1,000's of things you could respond with. But assume we're talking about the world of work for a second.

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How Do I Get a Manager to Be a Better Leader?

Evil HR Lady

We just promoted a fabulous team leader to assistant manager. As a team leader, he was collaborative, full of new ideas and everyone loved him. But now, it’s like he’s had a personality change. He’s nitpicky, only gives negative feedback and has become super demanding.

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5 Things You Should Do While Looking For A Job

Career Realism

Anyone who's ever been unemployed (or looked for a job while employed) knows how stressful and exhausting the job search process can be. So, during your job search, should you feel guilty for taking some time for yourself? The short answer: No. Of course not.

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I lied on my resume — now what?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently applied for a prestigious company looking to fill a role that’s rarely open — and I lied on my resume. Specifically, I lied about where I went to school.

2020 37

my frustrated employee is unlikely to advance

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a direct report, Jill, who has been on my team for a few years now. When I started out as manager for the team, we had an initial one-on-one partially to get a sense of where she saw her career going. (We We had worked in the same department before, but different working groups.) She expressed that she was frustrated with her lack of upward mobility and felt like she was one of the best workers on the team but was not given any “good” projects or moving up.

2020 28

my coworker yells and is disruptive — and we’re afraid to confront her

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a very small office with an open floor plan. Most of us are friendly enough and get along well, with the exception of Jane. Jane is one of the unhappiest, most negative people I have ever met. She complains almost constantly about anything and everything — and the complaining itself is very loud, often to the point of yelling. She gets extremely worked up over things that most people would feel are a minor annoyance.

2020 26

taking work calls on my honeymoon, traveling after graduating, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Do I really need to take calls from work on my honeymoon? I’m getting married this weekend! I’m taking two weeks off for the honeymoon. The original plan was to go to Hawaii, but due to the times, we are staying put. I thought about cancelling or shortening the time off, but I decided that I had few enough opportunities to celebrate so I needed to take advantage of the one thing this year that is an absolute good in my life.

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