Thu.Jan 23, 2020

Entrepreneurs: Looking to Hire? Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes

Ms. Career Girl

New entrepreneurs typically take on all business roles themselves during their first year of operations, by necessity not choice, according to new research published by SCORE , mentors to America’s small businesses.

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Surprising Career Habits of Highly Successful People

The Undercover Recruiter

When observing highly successful people, it’s easy to assume they must have had a string of great luck that landed them in their good fortune. And, if it wasn’t luck, surely, they were born with super-human abilities that made their rise to greatness quick and effortless.

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What Your Job Postings Need (and what they can do without)

Evil HR Lady

The internet was buzzing about a job posting for a nanny/household manager/best friend last week because it was so over the top. It was also 1475 words. That’s longer than many Atlantic articles. Most of what you read online is less than 1000 words. In other words, this wasn’t a job posting; it was a fantasy novella about this hiring manager’s dream employee. I wish I could say that she was the only one who writes fantasy in place of actual job descriptions, but long job descriptions are common.

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GUY TO GUY HUGS AT WORK: Let's Agree To Get Our #### Together.

The HR Capitalist

My best friend Tim Sackett is an expert on workplace hugging. . Tim even incorporates hugging into his speaking appearances. When you go to watch him speak, get ready for what I like to call the “Tim Sackett package”.

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Career Realism - Untitled Article

Career Realism

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Resume Tenses for Volunteer Work

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Resume Tenses for Volunteer Work. When it comes to writing your resume, getting the grammar correct is of utmost importance. Grammar is one of the best life skills and can be a reflection of your knowledge and your professionalism.

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someone stole my work history, my coworkers are angry about an HR investigation, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. My coworker made up stories about my medical condition, HR is investigating, and my coworkers are upset. I had a mastectomy in November. I didn’t tell my coworkers that I was having this procedure done because the last thing I wanted was people drawing attention to my chest. I knew people would be curious, but I figured they’d eventually let it go.

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let’s talk about bombed interviews and other job search mortifications

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: Today I had the worst job interview of my entire life. I am a young graduate professional who had the opportunity for a job that would have put my in a great position financially and mentally. It wasn’t a dream job, because those don’t exist, but I was really excited about it. Alison. I bombed it. It was terrible.

2020 28

12 Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice

The Corporate Con/noisseur

12 Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice. We’re definitely not ones to judge here, but every now and then you may simply need to miss a day of work. Whether it’s due to an actual sickness, or you drank just a bit too much the night before.

2020 52

updates: the tenant requesting money, the bad friend employee, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. My former tenant’s “manager” is requesting money for her time spent on a lease dispute. At first I did not contact Sara’s employer as I did not want the situation to escalate, either for me or the other tenants (I secured the access to the building thanks to the advice of one of the commenters). I received another email, threatening to send bailiffs this time, and I asked my solicitor to deal with it.

2020 26

Average Office Toilet Paper Use

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Average Office Toilet Paper Use. Well then, this definitely isn’t the sexiest post we’ve ever written. However, we’ve heard refrains from our readers concerning the quality of their office toilet paper.

2020 52

what to do if your references aren’t available

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: This question mostly applies to people working at small businesses where there is one manager and a few employees. I’ve always been told references should be whoever you reported to and/or whoever can evaluate your work. How can I provide a reference to potential future employers when the boss isn’t available or isn’t appropriate?

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