Mon.Apr 06, 2020

Be Brave: Raising Girls That Stand Up, Speak Out, & Embrace Their Feminine Power

Ms. Career Girl

I recommend that when a girl reaches age 9 – it could be sooner or later – a parent sits down and gives them “the talk.” Not a talk about sex but a talk about power, what it is and who has it. By age 9, a girl already has nascent sexuality. She notices her impact on boys.

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Making Career Lemonade

Career Trend

Rudyard Kipling famously wrote: “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs … Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.” Most would agree, these words were written for times such as these.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Social Distancing is Misnamed. It should be named Physical Distancing.”. – Al Sklover. It is very, very important that we each remain at home, to the extent we can do so, in order to reduce and, hopefully eliminate, the virus illness affecting the world right now.

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Asking Seasonal Workers to Stay for the Long Term

Evil HR Lady

When you hire seasonal workers, they take the gig expecting it to end on a specific date — typically after the holidays or summer season. They know this job will not guarantee continued employment. For some of your seasonal workers, that’s a bonus, but many would love to receive a full-time offer.

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what’s reasonable for managers to expect of parents working from home?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: What are reasonable expectations for managers whose employees are now working from home? For myself, I can adhere to my normal schedule while homebound, but I have a great employee who, having gone above and beyond in normal times, pleads child care issues now that she is home.

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COVID-19: It's Probably Time You Doubled Down Professionally On You.

HR Capitalist

Here we are - calendar dates vary widely, but by mid week, I'll be entering week 4 of my personal decision to shelter in place. I say personal decision because like a lot of states, mine was a bit late to the whole "mandate" thing. COVID-19 sucks. I hope you're healthy.

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is it weird to vape on a Zoom call, should you go to grad school to avoid a bad job market, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it weird to vape on a Zoom call?

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More Trending

is this company’s interview process unreasonable?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have spent the past 10 years building up a small client base in my industry. I’m a terrible self promoter, so this is very small and I really need to ramp up or get a full-time job. I applied for a position pre-COVID-19 and did a phone screen.

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I’ve put a bunch of info on work and COVID-19 in one place

Ask A Manager

There’s now a “Work and COVID-19” link right at the top of the righthand sidebar, and in the top menu too. It’ll take you to a compilation of useful info you might be looking for, including info on the new unemployment law , the new paid sick leave law , where to report employers violating essential-business-only orders, and more. I’ll update it as things change.

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can you even job search right now?

Ask A Manager

Job hunting can be difficult at the best of times. It’s absolutely dismal right now. With layoffs climbing into the millions, workers are being abandoned into an economy where, in many fields, it feels impossible to find a job anytime soon. There’s never been a more depressing time to be a work advice columnist. Today at Slate I wrote about what I’m seeing in my inbox — and what people can do. You can read it here. You may also like: is this the wrong time to apply for jobs?

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