Sat.Sep 26, 2020 - Fri.Oct 02, 2020

Steps to a Successful Long-Term Remote Work Routine

Ms. Career Girl

When you imagined working from home, you likely thought of the many perks that come with it. You wouldn’t have to commute anymore, risk catching the seasonal office flu or spend your time packing lunches at night.

2020 173

I’m about to Get Fired. How Do I Prepare?

Evil HR Lady

Currently, I am working as a full-time engineer, and my boss is giving me a hard time. The problem is that my boss may fire me soon like in 2 or 3 weeks, so I want to get prepared for this early sudden termination.

2020 232

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5 Strategies to Finding the Right Job in a Down Economy


Finding a job when the economy is down is not easy. Finding one in a recession brought on by a global pandemic might seem to be impossible.

2020 231

From Large Corporate to Start-up

Career Shifters

“I kept thinking, ‘I can do better than this.’”. Redundancy presented Ajit Matthew with a golden opportunity to focus on his ideal career. But after 15 years at the same company, he was lacking in courage and confidence.

2020 193

Battling Career Fear: How to Conquer Despair, Doubt, and Defeat

Ms. Career Girl

Let’s just go ahead and say it: there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to strike fear in the hearts of even the most secure female career professional.

2020 166

Today is the Best Day to Ask for a Raise

Evil HR Lady

October 1 might seem like a silly time to ask for more money. Lots of company’s do year end performance appraisals and year end raises, so it seems a bit early. It’s not. Here’s why. Budgets are made in advance.

2020 221

In Blessed Memory: “Notorious RBG”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Last week we lost a “Giant,” less than five feet tall, and less than 100 pounds, yet a monument to humanity, a really smart, tough “cookie,” a powerful mind and an even more wonderful heart. we all knew she was “there,” fighting for every person, and we all were moved to tears when she passed.

2020 130

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Four Tips for Negotiating a Flexible Work Schedule

Ms. Career Girl

The U.S. is potentially on the verge of a mental health crisis with nearly half of Americans reporting the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health.

2020 164

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Childcare Arrangements Are Not Relevant to Her Skills

Evil HR Lady

By Rachel Malehorn – Direct link,, CC BY 3.0 , WARNING: This post has nothing to do with politics. Any comments about the political side and whether Judge Barrett is qualified or unqualified to be a Supreme Court Justice will be deleted.

2020 221

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“We’ve got to find common ground before we can find higher ground.” ” – Elijah Cummings. Elijah Cummings was a very wise man, who accomplished a great deal by working with others.

2020 130

How to Become a KYC Analyst 


If you are looking for an exciting career that involves analytical work, then a KYC Analyst is a great option, but what is a KYC analyst, and how do you enter this career? . What is a KYC Analyst?

2020 160

Career Woman? Here’s How You Can Support Your Busy Life

Ms. Career Girl

Trying to keep all of the demands on you as a career woman can be quite a challenge. While eating right, getting exercise, and other common self-care habits are essential, are you overlooking some powerful elements that support you across the full spectrum of daily life?

2020 146

How Can I Support Employees Dealing with Remote Learning?

Evil HR Lady

I have employees in three different school districts, and each district has different rules for attendance. Because of COVID-19, some of my employees have kids doing 100% remote learning, some are doing hybrid learning and the last school district lets employees choose.

2020 183

What I'm Working On - VP of HR Search (Hit me with Referrals, Friends!)

The HR Capitalist

To all my HR Capitalist friends --. . I just onboarded a search for a VP of HR role at Kinetix and wanted to reach out to network and see who you might know that would have an interest in this role. . The specs of the position illustrate a lot of opportunity.

2020 111

Here’s How to Solve the Productivity Puzzle

The Undercover Recruiter

All of us are born with a desire to contribute; we are hard-wired to be useful to each other and to society as a whole. If you think about it, there are few things more satisfying than a job well done.

2020 74

New Side Hustles in 2020 Have New Challenges

Ms. Career Girl

There can be many obstacles to starting a successful small business, but 2020 has completely changed the things to look out for.

2020 139

The Real HR Show: Covid 19 Claims Update

Evil HR Lady

Learn what’s going on in the world of Covid based lawsuits. And plus, a couple of questions about resignations and job interviews. Remember to like and follow The Real HR Show! The post The Real HR Show: Covid 19 Claims Update appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 149

VIDEO: Future Jobs in HR and Recruiting (and how HR Pros can get ready!)

The HR Capitalist

In this video , FOT leaders Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk about future jobs in the world of HR, recruiting and talent (from HBR), then discuss how HR Generalists should get ready for the trends by up-skilling through continuing education and development.

2020 111

4 Tips for Keeping Your Spirits up While Jobhunting

Corn on the Job

Pixabay CC0 License. There are plenty of upsides to making a change in your career, to stepping away from a company that you feel doesn’t represent your interests or that isn’t in line with your passions or values, and to re-entering the job market.

2020 63

office won’t call me “lord,” everyone has ideas but won’t do the work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Everyone has ideas, but no one wants to do the work. I belong to an all-volunteer organization that does a lot of good in our community. However, most of the work is done by a small core group of volunteers.

2020 56

Career Realism - Untitled Article

Career Realism

2020 44

The All-Too Human Condition of Hating a Candidate Due to the Referral Source.

The HR Capitalist

Referrals - We love them in the talent world. Ideally, referrals are made by employees/team members who understand the culture we've created at our company, and only refer the best in their network to us.

2020 106

I don’t want to bring my “whole self” to work

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am so excited about employers’ new-found willingness to assess and improve the degree to which they promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace these past few months, and have been collaborating with the HR department to do so in my own workplace (I am not in HR).

2020 51

I saw a coworker’s husband naked on Zoom – should I say anything?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: So … the other day we had a full day Zoom meeting/training (~12 people from our company, including the boss and the trainer from outside the company). During the lunch break, the Zoom was still going on, but we were encouraged to go eat, stretch, etc.

2020 43

update: our library staff have all been reassigned to do childcare for county workers

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter from the library worker whose county was forcibly assigning library workers to provide childcare for county employees? Here’s the update.

2020 42

my cost-of-living raise doesn’t cover my increased costs of living, my office has a mold problem, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My cost-of-living raise doesn’t cover my increased costs of living. I work at a very small education nonprofit with some of the typical issues therein: overworked, and underpaid, mostly.

2020 40

am I being too self-deprecating at my new job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Over the summer, I landed a new job during the pandemic, thanks to your guidance on your website and your book.

2020 38

I miss my toxic old job, living with a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I miss my toxic old job. I just left a very toxic work environment to the point where nine of thirteen people on the team quit last year (possibly more, these are just the ones I’m aware of).

2020 38

should I re-hire a bully, a “baking fund” jar, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I hire a bully back? I’m a hotel manager and I’ve been in my current role for roughly a year and a half. When COVID-19 hit, I was forced to lay off my entire team. I was truly heartbroken to see about 80% of my team go.

2020 38

employee gets hangry when she doesn’t eat, my boss and sister-in-law are problems, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee doesn’t eat and gets hangry. I own a hair salon and recently I’ve had an issue with one of the stylists. She will go all day without eating and then get very moody with everyone.

2020 36

how to fire a difficult, long-time employee

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a small office in a declining industry. Our salespeople have seen reduced commissions because they are based on sales, and the owners have taken pay cuts to avoid layoffs and cutting employee’s salaries.

2020 36

should I warn job candidates about how bad my company is?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m currently wrapping up a job of many years. While my major reason for leaving was wanting to change professions, I’ve been looking for the past year due to job dissatisfaction and problems with senior management.

2020 35

let’s talk about public service fellowships (AmeriCorps, etc.)

Ask a Manager

On last month’s post about the value of public service fellowships (AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, Peace Corps, etc.), there was a lot of interest in having service corps alums share their experiences, for anyone considering the programs themselves.

2020 34

update: job candidate’s suspicious husband photographed me before her interview

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter about the job candidate’s husband who suspiciously photographed her interviewer ahead of their meeting ? The first update was here , and here’s the latest: This is not an update I had wanted to write, but I hope that by doing so, it might help others who observe or experience this. Jane is no longer being considered for the position.

2020 32

I can’t seem to stop being late to meetings

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: With COVID still in full force and us working from home for months now, I’ve had a recurring issue with me constantly being late to meetings. At the beginning of this year and again in June, I told my manager I was burnt out due to constantly being overlooked at work, not having coworkers on my team willing to guide me and advocate for me, dealing with toxic coworkers, and also being non-binary and in the closet, which in turn has forced me to have my guard up 24/7.

2020 31

my employee has been sulking since her job changed

Ask a Manager

A reader asks: I’m managing an employee, Lucy, who was recently moved to a different position on our team. Her old position was eliminated because it had evolved to require skills she didn’t have, and so she moved to this job. Initially, Lucy said she was a “team player” and ready to do whatever may be asked of her. Overall, the quality of her work has been OK.

2020 29

my boss is impossible to reach when I need responses

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a small organization that’s heavily regulated (financial services). I manage the marketing projects for the organization and report directly to the CEO. He is a smart and kind man, but he is impossible to get in touch with. He never replies to my emails about large-scale projects and events, publications, email campaigns — pretty much everything. Our internal policies require that all materials must be approved by him, so I can’t really push projects forward.

2020 27