Tue.Apr 06, 2021

Faking “Fine”: Why I’ve Hidden My Mental Illness in the Workplace (For Now)

Ms. Career Girl

Most people I work with know I suffered a tear to my right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in July 2020 and had reconstruction surgery. I welcomed questions about my recovery process from curious coworkers and openly admitted when my physical condition inhibited my ability to perform certain tasks.

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4 True Workplace Horror Stories That Demonstrate Why You Need Professional HR

Evil HR Lady

Who is your head of Human Resources? in a small company, that person often has many hats, and their primary training was not in HR. I know because these people come to me asking questions that should be basic HR. No problem.

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From Consultant to Outdoor Instructor

Career Shifters

“I wanted to be able to tell my grandchildren that I'd been on an adventure.”. Tatty Pettigrew felt like she was stuck on a treadmill she couldn't get off. Then, a round-the-world race opened her eyes to different possibilities.

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3 Ways To Be Memorable During An Interview

Career Realism

When you go into a job interview, your goal is to make a good impression, right? Kind of. The goal is to make a memorable impression—you want them to automatically think of you when someone asks, “Who should we hire?" How can you make such a powerful impression?

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Proof Projects: A Powerful Tool To Build Credibility And Break Into A New Field Faster

Career Shifters

Feel naïve and foolish in front of important people in your chosen industry? Acutely aware of your lack of ‘relevant’ experience? Natasha shares a simple but effective approach to help you stand out from the crowd, feel more confident, and generate new opportunities in your career change

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HR questioned me for hours about a sex injury

Ask a Manager

This post, HR questioned me for hours about a sex injury , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: This happened a few weeks ago and I’m hoping it’s resolved, but I’m at a loss as to what I could have done differently.

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leaving right after a huge bonus, rejected because I wasn’t relaxed enough, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, leaving right after a huge bonus, rejected because I wasn’t relaxed enough, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Leaving right after my manager gives me a huge bonus from her own money.

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I’m becoming my friend’s boss — do things have to change?

Ask a Manager

This post, I’m becoming my friend’s boss — do things have to change? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My boss is leaving and I’m about to be promoted into her position, managing our team. I’m very excited about it and confident I’ll be able to do the job well, except that I’m not sure what it will mean for my friendship with one of my coworkers. Currently “Casey” and I are peers.

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