Sat.Oct 31, 2020 - Fri.Nov 06, 2020

You Can Recover From Setbacks – Here’s How

Ms. Career Girl

It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie to the workforce or a seasoned pro, facing setbacks in your career can be devastating and hard to bounce back from.

2020 201

How To Overcome The Limiting Beliefs You Have About Your Career Change

Career Shifters

The beliefs you hold about what's possible for your shift can leave you in paralysis. But what if the things you tell yourself are actually just one idea, in many disguises? Natasha shares a different perspective on your limiting beliefs and how to overcome them

2020 246

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Are You Using LinkedIn Stories?

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn joined the “Stories” game recently, following the lead of Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, WhatsApp and Pinterest and is only available on mobile for now. Like other new features, this may soon roll out to all members, whether they use desktop or mobile.

2020 164

Swiss Sunday: Corona Update

Evil HR Lady

What do they say about pride? It goeth before the fall? All summer I mocked my family and friends in the USA. Look at how amazing Switzerland is! We have so few cases of Corona! We follow the rules! We know how to wash our hands. And then fall hit. And it started raining.

2020 218

How to Weather the Election and the Rest of 2020

Ms. Career Girl

Fires. Pandemics. Mass political unrest. Economic precarity. The election crisis. 2020, anyone? It seems like this year is just one wave of crisis after another, and our mental surge capacities are dwindling the longer we weather this storm.

2020 175

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Hate. Throughout history, it’s caused a lot of problems in the world. But it hasn’t solved a single one yet.” ” – Maya Angelou. Hatred. Where does it come from? So very much of hatred comes from ignorance, fear of “others,” anger over perceived bad treatment.

2020 130

5 Reasons I'm STILL Bullish On America: Election Day 2020.

The HR Capitalist

Election day is here. So many voices shouting, so let me add my thoughts to the mix with a bi-partisan thought that's not said enough these days: AMERICA: STILL THE BEST THING GOING. Let's start with my favorite songs from Hamilton, which you can find on Disney+.

2020 116

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Your Money: Why Interest Rates Matter

Ms. Career Girl

Why You Need to Understand Interest Rates. Knowing the basics about money is absolutely essential in 2020. The days of wanting a man to take care of all the financial decisions are long gone, along with wearing heels and pearl necklaces to do the dishes. Thank goodness! Women work.

2020 146

This Halloween:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“With a Child’s Eye, Delight in De Light of the Day.” ” – Al Sklover. So many pumpkins, so little time. It is a day of costumes and candy, of giving treats without demanding a clean room or homework be done in return. It is a special day for all the kids.

2020 130

Performing the Core Functions of HR Remotely

Evil HR Lady

Your Human Resources department isn’t just a team of experts in managing people—they’re experts in managing your company’s people. And if it’s operating effectively, your HR folks have tried and true tactics for keeping things running smoothly.

2020 156

From the Police to Finance

Career Shifters

“I became worn out with the inconsistent work schedule.”. Shia Cruciani needed a better work–life balance. But when the traditional job-application route didn't work out for her, she took a different approach.

2020 141

What Student Job Seekers Really Want from Recruitment Post COVID-19

Undercover Recruiter

A new report reveals how marketing and recruitment processes should be organized to ensure your business is attractive to student job seekers.

2020 69

pretending to be Canadian, and other Machiavellian triumphs at work

Ask a Manager

Last week, I asked about Machiavellian things you’ve seen or done at work. It turns out … there were a lot of stories. So many that I couldn’t fit my favorites in one post. Here’s part one, and part two is coming tomorrow. The job hunting assistance.

2020 53

How to Make Your Organization more Life-Friendly (5 Tips)

Evil HR Lady

Family-friendly workplaces are a great idea – you want a place where people feel comfortable taking an hour or two out of a day to go to a parent-teacher conference, or with a schedule that means you won’t be working until 9:00 at night. But, why on earth do we need to call this family-friendly?

2020 153

Rewarding Careers To Try In 2021

Corn on the Job

After a difficult year in 2020, many of us have stood back to look at what is truly important in our lives. Sadly, many people have lost their jobs this year and a host more people have been furloughed, causing a lot of our careers and futures to be uncertain. .

2021 52

The Real HR Show: “Why Doesn’t HR Support Employees?

Evil HR Lady

Have you heard this before? Complaints that HR doesn’t support employees? Well, it’s not that simple! The post The Real HR Show: “Why Doesn’t HR Support Employees? appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 145

Working When Election Tensions Are Still High

Evil HR Lady

My fondest dream was to wake up to a clear presidential election winner. As of 6 a.m. Eastern time on November 4, it was clear that wasn’t happening. It would take days. Days of indecision means days of mounting pressure. My Twitter and Facebook feeds are getting increasingly stressed out, with both sides convinced the other side is cheating. When a result does come out, are some people going to blow? Retailers in major cities expect election violence and have boarded up their storefronts.

2020 111

my employee doesn’t wear a bra on Zoom meetings — should I say anything?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a man who manages a team of eight. We are all remote since COVID started. It’s become noticeable in the last few months that a woman on the team, let’s call her Samantha, is not wearing a bra during zoom calls. She isn’t dressing provocatively or sexy.

2020 49

if you need a distraction tonight, here are some classic Ask a Manager letters

Ask a Manager

Looking for a distraction tonight? Here are some of my all-time favorite Ask a Manager letters, and some notorious ones too. a coworker stole my spicy food, got sick, and is blaming me (and the update ). my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”.

2020 43

let’s talk about kindness at work

Ask a Manager

We talked earlier about Machiavellian behavior. Now let’s talk about times at work when people have gone out of their way to do good or be kind. Please share stories of kindness at work in the comments. (It’s

2020 43

stories of Machiavellian triumphs, part 2

Ask a Manager

Last week, I asked about Machiavellian things you’ve seen or done at work. Here’s part two of my favorites. Part one was yesterday.). The Alaskan get-away. Years ago, I was overworked and underpaid And hardly ever got to take time off. At one point I got sent to Alaska to meet with an important stakeholder. When I was about to board the flight to Anchorage, I got an email from that person that they would not be available after all and would need to reschedule.

2020 42

how to explain to interviewers that you left a job due to burnout

Ask a Manager

On a post earlier this week, a commenter offered this excellent advice on what they said to interviewers after quitting a previous job due to burnout, and I want to highlight it here: I burned out hard from my last job, and quit after only a year.

2020 40

The Pros And Cons Of Being A Doctor

Corn on the Job

Finding the perfect career path in 2020 can be more challenging than you think, and going into a whole new field after losing a job can be more than intimidating. Today we want to talk about one of the most revered and respected career paths in the world – a doctor. . Doctors are miracle workers, they spend their days saving lives and helping people all over the world. Becoming a doctor will easily be the most challenging thing you ever do, but it will also be the most rewarding. .

2020 40

is someone impersonating my remote coworker, ex-boss snooping in emails, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is someone pretending to be my remote coworker? I am working from home (like so many of us) and relatively new in my position (less than two months).

2020 35

I think my employee is overpaid

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have an employee who is overpaid for her position. I inherited this employee from a former manager who hired her two years ago. Our business revenue has declined dramatically in the past 12 months, and I know I could hire someone to do the same job for about $20,000 less per year.

2020 32

client shows up without an appointment, despite repeated requests not to

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I run a small business that sells specialty items online on behalf of clients who either ship items to us or schedule appointments to make drop-offs at our office.

2020 31

am I going to regret not pursuing a more high-powered career?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I graduated from college about two and a half years ago, and have worked at least part time in my field for closer to five years (but have been a full time employee since graduating).

2020 31

contractor wants a raise 2 months after starting, fired for no reason, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Contractor wants a raise two months after starting. Two months ago we brought on a new editor on a 1099 contract basis. We’ll call her Arya. Overall my partner and I have been very pleased with Arya’s work.

2020 28

why can’t I get feedback about why I was rejected for a job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Do any interviewers give feedback anymore if you don’t get the job? Since being furloughed, I have been frantically applying, interviewing, and getting to second and sometimes third rounds of the hiring process, and then I get rejected.

2020 28

I’m working for a pyramid scheme, how to stop making careless mistakes, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m working for a pyramid scheme. I’m a 2020 grad in a highly competitive industry that requires “struggle jobs” even during normal times and has completely shut down due to COVID.

2020 28

is my old boss ghosting me, no one will tell me what my promotion is, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Am I being ghosted by my wonderful former boss? My amazing, flawless, inspiring manager, Sharon, left for greener pastures in July. My coworker and I cried.

2020 28

your reminder that there is much good in the world

Ask a Manager

In case you need these posts today: update: my boss wants to give me his kidney. original post here , and second update here ). update: my company wants to sponsor me for a service dog, but I’m not sure I should accept. original post here and later update here ). update: I don’t want my coworkers to know I’m living off cupcakes from the employee kitchen (original post here and first update here ). update: I manage someone who was terribly harmed by my family … what do I do? DUCKS.

2020 26

my boss mimes shooting herself, asking our boss to stop “helping” so much, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How to ask my boss not to mime shooting herself. I have a mostly great manager who has a habit that I am having a hard time with. Anytime she is frustrated or annoyed, she makes a finger gun to the head gesture, indicating in a joking way that the annoyance makes her want to shoot herself. Client being difficult, finger gun, bad traffic on the way to work, finger gun.

2020 24

how can we keep morale up during our busy holiday season when we’re all at home?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: As we’ve moved into holiday season mode (already!) my team is taking on a huge load of work that is both physically and emotionally draining. I’m looking for some ways to help keep morale up, and help us push through until our holiday break. I’m a senior team member (non-management) for a busy department of about 20 who works in billing and fulfillment for a retailer of bespoke luxury goods.

2020 24

updates: company told people to use PTO for quarantine, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. I told my job I wanted to leave, and then COVID happened (#3 at the link). I wrote in to you in April because I had let my job know that I wanted to leave before COVID hit and then, well, COVID hit and I couldn’t find another job.

2020 22

weekend open thread – November 7-8, 2020

Ask a Manager

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork , by Reeves Wiedeman. OMG, y’all. If you like real-life stories of terrible management and the downfall of hubris, you will be so fascinated by this story of what happened at WeWork.

2020 22

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. Earlier this year, the startup I worked for was acquired by another company. This was near the start of the pandemic, and while I considered myself fortunate to still be employed while so many were not, I found that the new company wasn’t a great fit due to the culture and an unexciting (to me) product, so I started looking around for other opportunities.

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