Sat.Nov 21, 2020 - Fri.Nov 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Thursday: What HR Really Thinks About Their Jobs

Evil HR Lady

I love my job. Sure, I hate billing and doing the paperwork, but otherwise, there’s nothing I like more than helping people with their careers, their businesses, and their employees. It turns out I’m not alone.

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Updating Your Resume in 5 Quick Steps

Professional Resume Services

Has this happened to you? A company you’ve had your eye on for a while suddenly has an opening. You are perfect for it. Not only are you perfect for it but it’s the perfect role for you. More seniority, increase in pay, remote work options, family-oriented, and so on.

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The Money Mindset Shifts That Changed My Life

Ms. Career Girl

I grew up in the Midwest as the daughter of immigrants. We didn’t grow up with a lot of money, but we grew up with a lot of love and a lot of determination to succeed. Like many immigrant children, I learned that money was not to be wasted. Every dollar mattered.

2020 149

Differentiating Resumes for Executives + Boards of Directors

Career Trend

Executives + Boards of Director Resumes Most executives and boards of directors resumes began as an individual contributor crossing off daily to-dos while rushing forward to do more and be more. As your clout grew, you managed others’ day-to-day accountabilities.

2020 132

Easy Ways to Thank Employees in a Hard Year

Evil HR Lady

This has been a terrible year. Unfortunately, as a business, we’re just scraping by — and that’s despite the Paycheck Protection Program loan from the Small Business Administration. There’s no money for a lavish holiday party, year-end bonuses or even anything more than a $5 gift.

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For Thanksgiving Day:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“On many holidays, we celebrate our independence. On Thanksgiving, we acknowledge our dependence.”. – William Jennings Bryan. 2020 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited. The post For Thanksgiving Day: appeared first on Sklover Working Wisdom. Uncategorized Recent Post

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The Space Between Anxiety and Depression is Called Gratitude

Ms. Career Girl

This article first appeared on Ms Career Girl in 2016. In this year of 2020 that has brought us all so many challenges, anxiety and depression have been on the rise and are impacting the lives of millions around the world.

2020 144

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Adapt or Fail: Why Employers Need to Redesign their Workplace Culture

The Undercover Recruiter

The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the way people live and work — forcing British businesses to pivot to new, digital, and remote ways of working. But, while many of these continue to manage, how many will truly thrive in the months – and perhaps years – to come?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” ” – Jewish Proverb. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, at home, and everywhere else, we are each carrying a very heavy set of burdens.

2020 130

Things You Can Be Thankful For At The Thanksgiving Table

Ms. Career Girl

This article was originally published on Ms Career Girl in 2012. In this year that has been so stressful for so many of us, this is a good reminder of the things you can be thankful for, still.

2020 144

Why the Recruiting Industry May Never Be the Same

Undercover Recruiter

2020 has presented recruiters and job seekers with unimaginable circumstances and significant societal challenges, leading to the transition of key processes toward more virtual recruiting.

2020 66

The Create and Enjoy Movie

Career Tips Blog

I get to experience. I get to pick my favorites. I get to create. She gets to experience. She gets to pick her favorites. She gets to create. He gets to experience. He gets to pick his favorites. He gets to create. They get to experience. They get to pick their favorites. They get to create.

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Dispatches from Thanksgiving

Penelope Trunk

Nino, my still-an-ex husband , got out of his really-just-a-mattress-on-the-floor bed for the first time two days ago, so that he could go get a test for Covid.

2020 53

Burnout: The Empty Teapot

David Zinger

Burnout. Carol B offers her personal metaphor for burnout in Christina Maslach ‘s quintessential, and my favorite book on burnout: Burnout the Cost of Caring. “When I try to describe my experience to someone else, I use the analogy of a teapot.

2020 52

5 Tips for Handling a First Interview after Graduation

Algrim.co

Finding a job is particularly hard these days. The only more challenging case is looking for the first one. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety are inevitable parts of this process. Although it’s quite normal to feel uncomfortable about the whole situation, too much pressure can

2020 52

the Christmas tantrum, the dirty elf, and other tales of holidays at work

Ask a Manager

Over the years, readers have submitted a tremendous number of amusing stories about holidays at work. In lieu of any more posts today since it’s Thanksgiving, here are some of my favorites from the last 13 years. The duet.

2020 47

a happy ending

Ask a Manager

We’re not quite into update season yet (that starts December 1), but I thought this letter was a good way to send us off into the Thanksgiving holiday. This is from a reader who had commented on a post earlier this month about kindness at work , about her sister and nephew who both had Covid.

2020 43

being put on a performance plan right after a glowing review, photos on resumes, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. Performance plan two weeks after a glowing review. My husband was just notified he is being put on a performance plan. He agrees that a recent event he was involved in, but not in charge of, did not go well.

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how do I talk about my work when my work is depressing?

Ask a Manager

It’s the weekly “ask the readers” question (I’m bumping it up to today since tomorrow is a holiday). This one is tough. A reader writes: How do I talk to my friends and family about my work when it is depressing? I work for an international development nonprofit.

2020 38

HR won’t let me do anything about my horrible employee, coworker plays music all day, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. HR won’t let me do anything about my horrible employee. I have an hourly worker who routinely comes in 5 – 7 minutes late and leaves 5 – 7 minutes early.

2020 38

my boss keeps inviting herself to my house

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Three months after I started a new job as an executive assistant, my position was eliminated. Fortunately, the company offered me a 12-month contract in another department with a new boss, which would help me out financially while I looked for a permanent job.

2020 37

HR is giving me bad vibes, but I like the hiring manager

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I went on an interview for a job in a different industry (academia), I’ve always had a passion for education so even though I knew I would likely be taking a pay cut, I still applied and was willing to take the offer if it was a good fit.

2020 35

should I tell my boss about my coworker’s temper tantrum?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Today at work, something happened that I need some perspective on because I’m still rattled by the incident.

2020 34

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’m excited to share that after a very difficult fellowship and a very difficult fellowship, I got a job offer that I’m really excited about!

2020 34

coworker won’t stop consulting an ex-employee, my boss won’t wear a mask, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker won’t stop consulting our former boss, who doesn’t work here anymore. Due to recent restructuring from Covid, the head of our department’s position was eliminated and now I and one other regional director report directly to the CEO.

2020 32

we can only bring our spouses to the holiday party if we have kids

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve considered writing in years past about my company’s Christmas party, but I never felt like I had any agency to change things. This year the Christmas party is cancelled (obviously) so when we resume next year (hopefully) it will be a chance to re-set the rules, so to speak. Our company has about 80 employees. Christmas at our workplace is very family-oriented.

2020 31

how can I find new hires who will be comfortable with our “boys club” culture?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m looking to add a new employee to my team, most likely a recent college graduate, and I’m not quite sure how to come up with questions to ensure a good cultural fit. Our team is a bit of a “boys club” with cursing and the occasional inappropriate joke made in smaller group settings.

2020 31

job applicants’ parents keep calling me

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a camp, with loads of seasonal employees. We just opened applications for staffing opportunities for teens age 14-17 and were flooded with hundreds of applicants who want to come do our dishes, haul trash, and chop firewood. This is a wonderful thing! The problem is their parents, who regularly call for updates on their teens’ applications. We’re really too swamped with inquiries to respond to their (sometimes daily!) requests.

2020 31

open thread – November 27-28, 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 (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. *

2020 29

the people I train keep failing — am I the problem?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m fairly positive I’m the jerk in this situation and I’m worried I might be throwing another new hire under the bus. I know I need to be better at training but I’m not sure what else I can do. I was promoted from a coordinator job to a new position. Due to structural changes in the organization during that move, I was still covering my old job and was burning out quickly. Luckily after six months, management was able to hire someone to take that role.

2020 29

weekend open thread – November 28-29, 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: Saints for All Occasions , by J. Courtney Sullivan.

2020 27

Thanksgiving eve open thread

Ask a Manager

Share your holiday angst — or your holiday joy — in this special Thanksgiving eve non-work open thread. You may also like: when my office lets us out early before a holiday, why don't they tell us in advance?

2020 27

Thanksgiving free-for-all – November 26, 2020

Ask a Manager

This comment section is open for any discussion (work or non-work) you’d like to have with other readers. Happy Thanksgiving! You may also like: the swingers, the fist fight, and other stories of holiday chaos is it OK to put up a Christmas tree at work?

2020 27

bringing pet spiders to work, manager is following people to the bathroom, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee is bringing pet spiders and roaches to work. For most of the year, my organization has been running partial operations with lighter staff.

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