Sat.Oct 17, 2020 - Fri.Oct 23, 2020

7 Quick Fitness Tips For The Busy Career Woman

Ms. Career Girl

The day looks something like this. Wake up, get dressed, throw some makeup on, drink 1 st of many cups of coffee, and off to work and meetings. Lunch, eaten at your desk might look like whatever is in the vending machine, and we forge on with phone calls and more meetings.

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The CDC’s Definition of 15 Minutes Just Changed

Evil HR Lady

At the beginning of the school year, one of my siblings shared the absolutely brilliant idea his children’s school had: Have the kids get up and run around the classroom every 14 minutes so that no one sat next to anyone for 15 minutes.

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7 Skills to Acquire During Quarantine That Can Boost Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’s been under some level of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions over the last several months, you’re probably starting to feel a little restless these days.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” ” – Arnold Schwarzenegger. I know people who have come from humble origins, without the prettiest of faces, supportive family relations, the best of health, or financial advantages.

2020 141

Helping Your Child Start a Business

Ms. Career Girl

When most people think about a child starting a business, the neighborhood lemonade stand often comes to mind. While there is certainly nothing wrong with that, some children may have more serious ambitions when it comes to being an entrepreneur.

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The Real Reasons You Can’t Force Your Employees to Buy Donuts

Evil HR Lady

I want to be clear that I love donuts. This post has nothing against donuts. I believe that every office that I visit should have donuts available. I think this is a good idea. However, I ran across a Reddit post about an office tradition involving $100 worth of donuts.

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Talking About Glassdoor's New Diversity Ratings with Joel Cheesman.

The HR Capitalist

In Episode 18 of BEST HIRE EVER , Kris Dunn chats with Joel Cheesman , founder of Poach and Ratedly (as well as a co-host of the aptly-named Chad and Cheese Podcast ) about the addition of Diversity Ratings on the Glassdoor platform. .

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5 Great Career Opportunities for Job Seekers in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

The economy may take some time to recover, but the second half of 2021 already looks promising for many careers. You might want to start a job hunt in January just to get a head start on everyone else. Some of the most promising career options are as follows. Careers in Real Estate.

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You Don’t Need to Chart Your Employee’s Covid Symptoms

Evil HR Lady

The VP of Administrative Services is in charge of the office Covid policy. We do have a Manager of Human Resources who is certified but for some reason is not involved in the decision making. .

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Are Ageist Microaggressions a Thing?

The HR Capitalist

2020 has been a hell of a ride. Pandemic, recession, re-invention of the workplace and an intense focus on racism. Without question, we'll make it through to 2021. Things will be better on all fronts.

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5 Unconventional Questions To Get You Unstuck In Your Career Change

Career Shifters

Sluggish, frustrated, and running the same old circles in your head? Craving a fresh perspective but don’t know where to look? Natasha shares 5 things you can ask yourself to see your shift (and the reasons you’re stuck) in a new light – so you can get moving faster into more fulfilling work

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????? 5 Things Student Job Seekers Need To Know For 2021

JobMob

Preparing for your first career job search? Here's how to adapt for a recruiting year like none before. Photo by sean Kong. This is a guest post by Rob Feinstein.

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The Real HR Show: Pushing Back on Your CEO

Evil HR Lady

In a continuation of our Just Say No October series, we’re talking about saying no to the executive team. Sometimes the most important thing an HR person does is say, “No, that’s a terrible idea. Here’s why.”

2020 140

Financial Planning

Boomers Next Step

What is a financial plan? A financial plan mainly reflects the current financial situation of a person, the person’s monetary goals, and the necessary steps to be undertaken to achieve those set goals.

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From Teaching to Own Business

Career Shifters

“After working for other people for so long, I wanted something that I could call my own.”. James Alger had a working lifestyle that many would envy. But all the perks in the world couldn't satisfy the growing urge he had to create something of his own.

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Managing Your Data in the New Normal

Water Cooler Wisdom

Amid social distancing, stringent lockdowns and a second surge of COVID-19 cases, business owners can no longer rely on splashy launch events, mom-and-pop friendliness or a dynamite location to build customer relationships. Today, every business is competing for eyeballs and purchases made on digital channels. Data-based approaches  can help you stand out more effectively.

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a tale of two companies

Ask a Manager

I want to highlight two very different approaches by employers that were described in the comments on one of last week’s letters.

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I won money on a game show, and my coworkers resent that I wasn’t laid off

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Pre-pandemic, I was on a game show. The game show itself isn’t well known, but I did win a small but not life-changing sum (think like three months salary after taxes).

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I don’t want to be friends with my coworker, attendance contest, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I don’t want to be friends with my coworker. I work in a bookshop.

2020 38

staff doesn’t say thank you, reference checker only wanted to hear about “exceptional” candidates, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Our staff doesn’t acknowledge the ways we’re trying to make them feel appreciated. I am a partner at a small (15-person) organization that has transitioned to remote work relatively easily since COVID.

2020 37

I’m too good at interviewing — and get offered jobs I can’t do

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: This question may seem like bragging but I don’t intend for it to come across that way so if it’s too annoying I apologize (I understand, believe me). I’ve been told repeatedly throughout my life that I am a very charismatic person.

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my boss never praises my work

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work as an assistant for the development team of a nonprofit. I’ve been in this role five years. My manager, Jane, who is far and away the most influential person in the organization, never praises me.

2020 34

my coworker slept with my boyfriend, feedback for an excellent employee, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker had an affair with my boyfriend. I became very close friends with a coworker. We work extremely closely, every single day, and that moved into a friendship outside of work too.

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as a manager, do I need to hide my stress from my team?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work a fairly high-stress management position. It’s the kind of job that comes with frequent six-day weeks, not a huge paycheck, a lot of customer interface, and the responsibility of a regularly shifting staff of seasonal employees.

2020 31

boss criticizes people publicly, coworker spouts conspiracy theories, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss criticizes people publicly and is often wrong. Norma, our boss, has a habit of speaking rather harshly to employees, including myself, often without fully understanding the situation.

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weekend open thread – October 17-18, 2020

Ask a Manager

The site has been down for maintenance but I’m hoping we’re good to go now. 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.

2020 31

new coworker is a rude know-it-all

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been working on a project for over a year, and over the last six months I have taken over the lead responsibilities. For the last year, our entire team of four has been women. Several weeks ago, a new coworker, “Mark,” started. Mark has experience in our field and has worked on similar projects with other companies. He keeps telling our team that he has very high expectations/standards and what we are doing is not meeting them.

2020 30

how to say “no, I won’t clean the bathroom”

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a small nonprofit organization. My manager is always looking for ways to save money. Some make sense (think shopping around for the best price on office supplies). Others, not so much. We don’t have a janitor on staff, nor do we hire a service. We used to have someone (sort of like a rotating intern position) who would clean the office and the bathroom. That person would usually do it for a few months, then get pulled into other projects instead of cleaning.

2020 30

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 pleased to be able to finally share some good news. I’ve had a really tough time during lockdown, struggling to concentrate and feeling like I’m only just keeping my head above water with home working.

2020 29

should I use a two-column resume?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am going to school for a master’s degree for a health adjacent profession (think psychologist, clinical social worker etc) and I have a question about the best way to format my resume. Most of the things on my resume take up maybe half of the space on a line.

2020 29

open thread – October 23-24, 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

starting a new job when you’re working remotely

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’ve just accepted my very first job offer and should be starting in a few weeks’ time.

2020 28

site maintenance

Ask a Manager

I’m doing some maintenance on the site and comments will be turned off for part of the day. You can read but won’t be able to leave a comment. When that changes, I’ll remove this post.) After this is done, you should see some performance improvements in the site’s functioning!

2020 28

my replacement doesn’t want me to stop helping him, candidates who don’t send thank-you’s, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My replacement doesn’t want me to stop helping him. I had a job for 10 years that was heavy with responsibility, 24/7 weekends and evenings. I kept to my responsibilities when I was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer.

2020 27

when is struggling financially worth it for your career?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Three months ago, I made the transition from my multiple low-paying jobs in the nonprofit world to a much better-paying single job in government. I love the money. I love it! I literally get overwhelmed and start grinning like an idiot when I think about how I can afford an apartment by myself and sock away money in savings (both of which are firsts for me). I do not love the job itself.

2020 27

my manager has a million questions about EVERYTHING

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Please help me identify some strategies to appropriately communicate with my new supervisor (“Jane”), who excessively questions *everything*. For context, I am a mid-level manager in the U.S. government, and she is my new supervisor who has never managed before. The excessive questioning covers almost all aspects of our work, but a good example is how we’re managing the new schedules we are developing.

2020 27

planned maintenance later today

Ask a Manager

Just a heads-up that comments will be be closed for a few hours later today, starting around 4:30 or 5 pm ET. You’ll be able to read the whole site but not leave comments. It’s possible the site itself might have a little downtime tonight as well.

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