Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Women CAN Excel in Traditionally Male-Dominated Roles

Ms. Career Girl

College is getting astronomically expensive and, after graduation, millennials are struggling under a mountain of school debt averaging $37,000 per person. In many cases, this puts college out of reach for some students. Experts are suggesting an alternative: trades.

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5 More Career Opportunities for Those Who Love Babies

Career Alley

This is the second article in our “Working with Babies” series (not to be confused with bringing your babies to work!) which is one of […]. Discover Career Opportunities Job Opportunities Working with Babies

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3 Steps to Help You Find The Perfect Candidate

The Undercover Recruiter

Hiring the perfect candidate is a tricky process, one that takes a lot of patience and understanding. Skilled candidates seem to be an increasingly rare find, in fact, according to the Gartner CIO Agenda Report: “66 percent of CIOs believe there is a talent crisis in the world”.

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all of my 2018 book recommendations

Ask A Manager

All year long, I’ve made a weekly book recommendation when kicking off the weekend open thread. These aren’t work-related books; they’re just books I love and think everyone else should read. Sometimes they’re books that I’m in the middle of reading, and other times they’re just long-standing favorites. Here’s the complete list of what I’ve recommended this year (maybe in time for holiday gift-shopping!). I’ve bolded my favorites of the favorites. This Is How It Always Is , by Laurie Frankel.

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update: how can I brace myself for my toxic new job?

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 this fall asking about how to brace herself for a new job that she’d been warned would be very toxic ? Here’s the update. I’ve only been here for two months, so there’s not much to report but here’s what has happened so far. The atmosphere is just as toxic and dysfunctional as I was warned.

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update: my boss talks about her kids non-stop

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 boss talked about her kids non-stop and sometimes made judgmental comments about their colleagues’ parenting? Here’s the update. I took seriously your advice (and the commenters’) to stop the undermining comments and jokes about Lizzie’s child-focused chatter.

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open thread – December 14-15, 2018

Ask A Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue. You may also like: office insists we refer to higher-ups as Mr. or Ms.

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