Sat.Aug 15, 2020 - Fri.Aug 21, 2020

Join Our “Young” Team? Hello, Age Discrimination

Evil HR Lady

Maybe it’s because I’m old ( legally in the United States, as I’m over 40 ), but “young” doesn’t seem like a good word to use to describe your team. And yet, a Resume writing company uses it. Thanks to a reader for taking a screenshot and sending this to me.).

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6 Credit Score Tips To Help During the Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

A good credit score is necessary for qualifying for low- interest rates on loans and earning credit card rewards. More importantly, it can also help you buy a car, house, or even when applying for jobs. Thus, it is only wise to keep your credit score as healthy as possible.

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10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

Professional Resume Services

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had all the interview questions your potential employer was going to ask you in your next job interview? Well prepared and confident, you could then give the recruiter an element of surprise, wowing them with your wit, experience, and charm. The truth is, we already know what they are. Read more » The post 10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Any major dude will surely tell you, my friend, any amount the world falls apart will surely fall together again. When the demon is outside your door, in the morning he won’t be there no more. Any major dude will tell you.” ” – Steely Dan, “Any Major Dude”.

2020 130

HR Leaders: How the Quality of Your Direct Reports on Your Team?

The HR Capitalist

Ah yes. The leader is only as good as their team. It's true everywhere, so why wouldn't it be true in the world of HR? So HR Leaders, the question is this - how good is your team of HR direct reports? Do you have a world class team or did you settle?

2020 117

From IT to Dog Behaviour

Career Shifters

“The constant stress was making me ill.”. Tony Richens-Smith was fed up with company politics and jumping from one stressful job to another. Then, a result from a random web search started him on a new path.

2020 139

Protected: Time For Us To Retire Retirement

Boomers Next Step

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Time For Us To Retire Retirement appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Designing Your Retirement

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The Best Study I've Seen on How Work is Changing in a COVID World.

The HR Capitalist

There's been a lot of guessing related to how the world of work is changing in a COVID world, especially for white collar professional jobs who have the ability to work remotely in the lockdown. Hot takes include the following: --Remote work is here to stay, pack up the office.

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what should our employer share with us when a coworker tests positive for COVID-19?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have learned from reading here that HIPAA does not generally apply to employers, it applies to health care providers and some other agencies.

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Organise your job search: 6 tips for 2020

Boomers Next Step

Organise your job search to improve your chances of success. The job search is never easy, but you can make it easier on yourself by going about things in a smart and organised fashion.

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Dear DNC: I’d vote for a tent pole before I’d vote for Joe Biden

Penelope Trunk

The Democratic Party’s strategy is Trump is so bad that the DNC can win with anyone. That’s why the DNC didn’t care when Hilary didn’t bother campaigning in Michigan or Wisconsin. That’s why the DNC doesn’t care that younger democrats hate Biden.

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Meetings In-Person vs. Video: See You On the Zoom Thing, Suckers.

The HR Capitalist

So, I did it. We had a client who asked to do a face-to-face meeting in early August, socially distanced and with masks on in a conference room. I was expected to handle about 40% talk time/time of possession across 90 minutes. Here's what I learned. It freaking sucked.

2020 113

company said they’d base my job offer on my current salary

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: After a lot of hard work and preparation, the company I have been interviewing with called me today to let me know they wanted to make an offer!

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Protected: Self-employment Opportunities Found Through Networking and Listening Well – Video

Boomers Next Step

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Self-employment Opportunities Found Through Networking and Listening Well – Video appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Learn About Online Business Silver Sages Sharing Stories

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Protected: How to Recognise Self-employment Opportunities Through Strategic Networking and Listening Well

Boomers Next Step

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: How to Recognise Self-employment Opportunities Through Strategic Networking and Listening Well appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Learn About Online Business Silver Sages Sharing Stories

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should I tell a candidate she was rejected for plagiarizing her recruitment test?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work for a translation agency where I am also in charge of recruitment and selection for my team. After the initial phone screening, I send out a test to candidates and evaluate their language and translation skills.

2020 43

do I have to share my extra shifts, playing a video of my boss while I work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Do I have to share my extra shifts with coworkers who want some? One department at my job is currently understaffed. In order to help, we have been offered overtime shifts that are premium over usual overtime.

2020 43

should I use vacation time when my internet goes down?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My office is working fully remotely for the foreseeable future. Before this set-up, I had a very basic internet package that worked for me. I used this connection for months while working from home and even though it was spotty, it worked just fine for the most part.

2020 41

sending an anonymous note to my wife’s employer, internships and equity, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I send an anonymous note to my wife’s job about her awful manager? My wife’s boss has moved on to a new role, and instead of the boss being replaced, everyone on my wife’s level now reports to the manager who her boss reported to.

2020 41

is my girly office holding me back, my manager refuses to mute, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is my girly office holding me back? I’ve been in my first management role for about a year. Recently, another employee retired, and an office came available in a more desirable location of our building than where I previously sat.

2020 40

should my unpaid internship have been paid, offering to give up a bonus, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should my unpaid internship have been paid? This summer, I was looking for a remote internship because all of the in person summer internship programs I applied to were cancelled due to Covid.

2020 39

am I really supposed to bug my coworkers to get my projects handled?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been “working from home” from my parents’ house recently due to landlord issues. It has brought up a debate between my mother and me, and I was curious to hear your thoughts.

2020 37

my boss forced me to do a video call — with eye contact — while I was driving

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: The other day I survived a car trip while doing one of those things we know we’re not supposed to do while driving: holding my phone in my hand while giving lots of eye contact with the camera. Since I do not typically use my phone while I drive, I did not even have any sort of dashboard system to hold my phone. The back story is that I had to travel during the workday. Life happened, and I was not able to get back in time for a meeting.

2020 33

how can I make a good impression in phone interviews?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m currently in the middle of a frustrating and fruitless job search after having lost my job when my company shut down its local office.

2020 33

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. I’ve been searching for a job since last October and got to several second-round interviews but was never selected… and then COVID hit and my large state university set a hiring freeze.

2020 32

companies that ban beards, hot flashes in interviews, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Interviewer told me they don’t allow facial hair on men. I just had a second phone interview yesterday for a part-time adjunct position.

2020 32

weekend open thread – August 22-23, 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: Before the Fall , by Noah Hawley.

2020 29

our new boss doesn’t know how awful her second-in-command is

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am an upper level manager in a mid-sized company with about 200 employees. This past year, the head of our company, Jim, who was problematic but visionary, decided to retire after decades in leadership. I used to report to Jim, but in the changeover it was decided that I would report to the second-in-command, Sally, who had desperately wanted the top job but was not advanced in the interview process.

2020 28

how to manage an overly chatty employee

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: A new employee started in my department just over two months ago (I’ll call her Sarah). Sarah has been struggling to adjust to the work in ways we didn’t foresee from the interview — she seemed very qualified for the position, but is having trouble retaining information and prioritizing work. I’m working with her on those issues, but I’m not sure how to address another, less pressing issue: she’s very chatty.

2020 25

I’m getting laid off and it’s threatening my sense of identity

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: So a few days ago I found out that my last day at my company (of over a decade) will be in two months. Due to the pandemic, there’s a re-org and downsizing and I, along with many others, are being let go. I’m not angry at all and received a generous severance. I’m mostly sad because I love my company and my job.

2020 25

my employee is alienating all her coworkers

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been receiving complaints from some of my employees about another employee, let’s call her Leah. Leah is a very good employee. She meets her goals every day and is always happy to lend a hand. She’s eager to learn other parts of the job so she can help out. According to others in her department, though, the reason she’s so eager to help is she wants to prove she can do the job all by herself and we can get rid of the other employees.

2020 24

open thread – August 21-22, 2020

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 do not repost it here, as it may be in my queue to answer. You may also like: how can I deal with a hostile, unreasonable boss until I can leave?

2020 21

the workplace behavior on “Selling Sunset” … is a problem

Ask a Manager

Have you watched “Selling Sunset” on Netflix? It’s a reality show about high-end real estate agents in LA with no professional boundaries whatsoever and lots of really appalling behavior. Vice asked me to talk about some of the most jaw-dropping moments on the show, and it both raised my blood pressure and was awfully fun. You can read it here. Note: some NSFW language/references.).

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