Sat.Aug 29, 2020 - Fri.Sep 04, 2020

Twelve of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall

Ms. Career Girl

Most will probably agree that summer 2020 has been the longest, most difficult summer ever. But now we can look forward to a new season as fall is upon us! And with a new season, comes new books! We’ve got a couple celebrity authors here – actor Lou Diamond Phillips and celebrity doctor Ian K.

2020 271

My Doctor Says I Should Work from Home. Can My Boss Say No?

Evil HR Lady

After working from home since late March due to COVID, my employer informed all employees on August 18th that we were expected to return to the office on August 24th. If we decided we needed to continue to work from home, we would do so with a 20% cut in hours as well as a 20% cut in salary.

2020 247

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“’No’ simply means begin again one level higher.” ” – Peter Diamandis. The several messages behind this quote come to mind in my work most every day.

2020 130

Job Search Strategy: The Ultimate Guide to Job Boards. This is What You Need to Know Before You Apply To A Position on A Job Board

Career Advice Guy

I’m not too fond of job boards. Yes, there is a place in any candidate’s job search, but with the growth. Read More. The post Job Search Strategy: The Ultimate Guide to Job Boards.

2020 129

Job Search During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” ” Words that no working woman wants to hear…especially just starting out in her career…and especially during a pandemic! We all know that a job search can be stressful under the best of conditions.

2020 197

Great HR Pros Learn to Ask Very Specific Questions.

The HR Capitalist

Deep thoughts for my HR friends and managers of people doing hard work in the field this week: “Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask. After all, conscious thinking is largely asking and answering questions in your own head.

2020 121

From Civil Engineering to Software Development

Career Shifters

“I realised that 'the right moment' might never arrive.”. When James Buckley started to use a new skill-set at work, he was hooked. Here's how he retrained and landed a role in an exciting new industry

2020 161

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You’re Writing? 3 Things All Writers Must Know

Ms. Career Girl

Well, actually, I’m writing… I find myself saying that a lot lately. In the past few months, writing has become an unexpected side hustle – one more thing to balance in an already busy life.

2020 166

Protecting Yourself: Safety Tips For Uber Drivers

Jobacle

Roughly 3 million people drive for ride-sharing company Uber, and make an average of $364 a month , Market Watch reports. As an independent contractor, being an Uber driver is a great way to make some extra cash.

2020 151

?? 10 Tips To Help You Decide On Changing Careers

JobMob

Considering a career change? It's a tempting way to shake up your job search, but is it the right thing to do? Photo by Photo by Martin Sanchez. This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem.

2020 52

The Real HR Show: When to Get HR Involved

Evil HR Lady

Brenda Neckvatal and I are back! We took August off because we wanted to pretend we were Europeans. Come join us as we talk about what managers need to know, and we’ve added a question segment! Listen to me and Brenda answer questions with no preparation.

2020 142

Wounded Workers 2020

David Zinger

We have been wounded at work. The coronavirus, about 1/10,000th the size of a grain of salt, altered everything. Wounds have ranged from fatality and unemployment to burnout or the loss of what we thought work was. I am seeing many articles about coming back stronger.

2020 66

Benefits of Using an LMS for Employee Onboarding

Jobacle

Employee onboarding process refers to a series of events through which new employees are introduced to inside knowledge and skills to become valuable members of an organization. But COVID19 has made this almost impossible with its social distancing requirements.

2020 151

my employee is holding me hostage over a raise

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m new to management this year, and I’ve run into a problem with a direct report. Sara” has been in her position for two years with no promotion or significant pay raise.

2020 41

CPG Executive Search

Jobacle

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) refers to items used daily by the average consumer that require routine replenishment, such as food, beverages, clothes, tobacco, makeup, household products, and so on.

2020 141

5 Careers You Can Hold With a Journalism Degree in 2020

Jobacle

Journalism’s face has changed over the past couple of decades. That is mostly because of industry changes brought about by social media’s rise. You also have to take into account how many news sources there are now.

2020 141

Healing Wounded Workers

David Zinger

There was a robust response to my post on Wounded Workers 2020. We have experienced a plethora of wounds at work related to Covid-19. Our wounds can be physical, spatial, emotional, mental, stress-related, relationships, technological, psychological, economic, etc.

2020 56

my boss says it’s “not her place” to say anything to my smelly, messy coworker

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My coworker, let’s call her Pippa, leaves a layer of dirt everywhere she goes. Her hygiene is terrible and as the person who sits closest to her, I have to bear the brunt of it.

2020 39

am I an underachiever?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am in my late 20s and have been working professionally for about four years, plus a handful of co-ops/internships during my education.

2020 39

do I respond to emails too quickly?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve always found it easy to focus, keep my work and my time organized and switch between tasks without losing track of what I’m doing.

2020 36

job applicants are hounding me, asking Black former employees for feedback, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Job applicants are hounding me on personal email and social media. I’m a recently appointed executive director who is hiring a number of people for newly created roles.

2020 35

pointing out grammatical errors in job ads, HR called me “fragile” in a public document, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should you point out grammatical errors in job ads? I’m applying for a lot of marketing jobs where “attention to detail” and “strong verbal and written communication” are musts.

2020 35

my mentor gives me terrible advice and berates me when I don’t follow it

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I just graduated from college and am now in a full-time position in my field. I was assigned a mentor, John, who I worked with while I interned at this same company last summer.

2020 35

my boss wants to be my BFF

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I started a new job around the time COVID-19 hit. To take the job, I moved about six hours away from home, so I was starting over in a new city and I didn’t know anyone other than a few friends of friends.

2020 35

my coworker is a Covid denier, we have to critique the work of other job candidates, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker is a Covid denier. I work for a large company (500,000+ employees) in an office job that can be done entirely remotely, and often has full-time remote positions.

2020 35

I need to give my employee more positive feedback

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My employee recently told me that she would like to get more positive feedback from me. I’m good at giving constructive feedback on how to improve her work, but I will admit that I don’t often remember to give positive feedback.

2020 34

birthdays with food restrictions, quitting right before your boss goes on leave, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. A birthday in an office that’s weird about food restrictions. My office has a tradition for celebrating birthdays where you bring a dessert (usually a cake) for the person whose birthday is after yours on the calendar.

2020 33

coworker wants to be called “Doctor,” paid job trials, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Coworker wants us to call her “Doctor” I have a coworker who is very weird, and she recently completed an online doctorate in business administration from a for-profit University of Phoenix sort of situation.

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’ve been working at an organization whose mission I really love for 3 years.

2020 31

my older male manager sent me a middle-of-the-night Snapchat request

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My new manager started during the pandemic. Our office is still working remote so I’ve only met him once and chatted on the phone/over email. He seems like a nice enough guy so far. However, last week I woke up to a Snapchat friend request from him (the request came in sometime between 11 pm and 7 am).

2020 31

open thread – September 4-5, 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 28

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

Ask a Manager

Remember last week’s letter about the job candidate’s husband who suspiciously photographed her interviewer ahead of their meeting ? Here’s an update from the letter-writer, along with more details about what happened. Thank you for a well-reasoned response! And thank you everyone else for your insightful input as well. I admit that I left a lot of details and nuances out of my original post. I was trying to be brief, but maybe it was too brief.

2020 28

weekend open thread – September 5-6, 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: One to Watch , by Kate Stayman-London.

2020 27

how can I get my employees to be better managers?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently moved into a role where some of my direct reports also have direct reports. In my first few weeks, I had meet and greets with every person in the department, and a recurring theme that I uncovered was that it seems like my direct reports aren’t very good managers: they don’t delegate, give unclear directions, don’t give consistent feedback, etc. This all came up in a very organic way. When I asked, “What would help you do your job better?”

2020 26

what is your company providing if you’re working from home?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I was interviewing recently via Zoom for a remote role and the woman interviewing me (who is only a few months in at this company herself) had such a nice headset that I said something like, “Wow, that’s a great headset. I need to look into getting one myself with this new normal.” She replied very casually, “Oh yeah, it’s nice, I got the company to purchase it for me for this role and it’s been a lifesaver.”

2020 25

my employee ignores instructions

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I took a promotion nearly a year ago that put me in a management position over my previous peers. One of the women who reports to me has been with the company much longer, and commonly disregards requests I make of her (and the team).

2020 23