Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

Quitting the Blame Game: 5 Ways to Tame Your Need to Blame

Ms. Career Girl

How do you behave when something goes wrong? Do you a) pause to gauge your part in the matter, accept responsibility, and move toward a solution? Or do you b) immediately look for someone else— anyone else—to blame?

2020 188

Why Firing the “Victim” Was the Right Thing To Do

Evil HR Lady

Have you heard the phrase “open the kimono” in a business sense? Yeah, me neither. But, apparently it was a thing. It shoudn’t be thing. It’s sexist, racist, and generally gross. And a redditor used it at work and all hell broke loose.

2020 240
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The Difference Between Transcription and Captioning

Jobacle

Transcription and captioning seem to go hand in hand, so much so that many transcription services offer captioning too, but it’s important to realize that these are two very different disciplines, albeit if they do share some characteristics.

2020 138

From Corporate Life to Graphic Design

Career Shifters

“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was missing out on something important in life.”. Carli Pfurtscheller spent years building a successful corporate career. But as the hours and the demands increased, the call for change grew louder.

2020 191

6 Energizing Health Tips for Tired Professionals

Ms. Career Girl

Amid the economic crisis, a global pandemic and a historic presidential election, nearly two-thirds of Americans admit to being more tired than ever. Many people’s work and sleep schedules have shifted within the last few months, and, honestly, there’s more to worry about these days.

2020 156

Post-COVID Benefits to Expect from Your Next Employer

Professional Resume Services

The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on the workforce in more ways than one.

2020 130

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ” – Joseph Campbell. At home or at work, whether we realize it or not, each of us travels down a “path” of sorts.

2020 130

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The Real HR Show: What Happens When a Vaccine Comes Out?

Evil HR Lady

Right now, it looks like we will be getting a vaccine for Covid-19. Do you want to require your employees to get it? Brenda Neckvatal and I discuss what you should be thinking about. The post The Real HR Show: What Happens When a Vaccine Comes Out? appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 181

From Corporate to Not-For-Profit

Career Shifters

“I left work every day feeling drained and demoralised. Something had to give.”. Fed up with work he didn’t believe in, Ross Mitchell decided to hand in his notice and take a leap into the unknown.

2020 163

What Your WFH Team Really Needs: Unstructured Interaction

The Undercover Recruiter

New research suggests the problems with work from home (WFH) don’t emerge because employees are no longer co-located. Its weaknesses arise when leaders fail to create an unstructured connection.

2020 89

Finding A Job That You’re Going To Love Might Not Be Easy

Corn on the Job

Just because finding a job that you are going to love isn’t going to be easy, doesn’t mean that it won’t be worth it. At the end of the day, the best thing that you could find in a job is something that you are excited to do most days of your life.

2020 52

Social Collaboration: Benefits, Best Practices, and Tools

Evil HR Lady

With social media, you can chat with friends, share funny memes, and tweet angry things into the internet void. Social collaboration uses the same tools (and can include the same behaviors), but the goals are different; this is the business side of social media.

2020 159

Neurosurgeon Salary: Highest Paying by State

Algrim.co

A neurosurgeon is a physician who examines and diagnoses disorders or injuries to the central nervous system. This physician performs surgeries on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves that help treat these injuries, conditions, or chronic ailments.

2020 52

my coworker thinks I insulted adoptive parents, am I embarrassing my boss, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker thinks I insulted adoptive parents. I am a remote worker who recently started at a new company.

2020 43

3 Job Roles To Apply For During The Pandemic

Corn on the Job

Image Source . Looking for a new job is never easy, especially if you find yourself in this position during a global pandemic. With so many people out of work, trying to secure yourself a new role is made much harder.

2020 52

When Hiring the Perfect Candidate Isn’t an Option, Consider This Strategy

Evil HR Lady

You have three candidates, and all have serious red flags , you have to hire one, what do you do? This question came to me for a long time, friend, “John.” ” He’s struggling to fill a position and has only three qualified applicants.

2020 152

Cyber Security Salary: By State and Specialization (From $61,647 to $221,601)

Algrim.co

Cyber security refers to the type of computer systems strategies and techniques that protects computer systems, computer networks, and computer programs from unauthorized access, dagame, and attacks. A cyber attack can result in identity theft, extortion, loss of data, and infrastructure hijacking.

2020 52

new director got drunk on his first day

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been with my company five years and recently had an awkward situation. In our company we have four broad levels — VP, director, associate and trainee (there are different levels of seniority at each level).

2020 41

Generating Profits in Spite of the Pandemic

Corn on the Job

Photo Credit. 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for business. If you’re running a business of your own, it’s pretty much inevitable that the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected your business in some way or another.

2020 52

Working From Home Can Save You Money. Should Your Taxes Go Up?

Evil HR Lady

We all agree that whether we work at home or in an office, we need roads. There are many other government services that we need (although many of us will debate what those are, so we’ll stick to roads here). But, when you have your employees work from home, what happens? Well, they drive less.

2020 148

Data Analyst Salary: Senior Level and Entry-Level

Algrim.co

A data analyst is a professional who transforms and models data and information to discover useful business information and conclusions that can help support a business's decision-making.

can I refuse to meet with my boss until he sends an agenda?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a teacher in a K-12 school. Like most teachers, I entered my profession believing that it was appropriate (and even necessary) to bury the lede when asking one of my students to have a conversation—you know, the old “Fergus, could I see you after class?”

2020 41

can we tell our company we want cash instead of a holiday celebration?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: The HR department where I work has been sending out feelers, asking what people want to do this year in lieu of the usual Christmas party. Their suggestions so far include a party over Zoom (logistically difficult) and a fancy gift basket with products from local retailers.

2020 40

job search portfolios for students, unsafe holiday party, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Do job applicants need digital portfolios? I am in education (K-12 public school) and am in need of input on the workings of business and other industries.

2020 37

my job search after grad school has been soul-crushing

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a recent-ish (May) master’s grad who’s been pretty furiously job searching since I finished my degree. I’ve had a few really promising opportunities that ended up not working out, and a lot more non-responses.

2020 37

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. For a decade, I’ve worked in a field that while highly coveted, is also extremely demanding and toxic.

2020 36

my employees keep changing their schedules at the last minute

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: What is a reasonable policy for approving last-minute schedule changes or days off? I’m new to management and have a team of six. So far I’ve approved last-minute schedule changes because I understand that life happens. However, I think that I’ve been too relaxed.

2020 36

a helicopter parent, is a 50% raise possible, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. A helicopter parent is interfering with my tutoring sessions. I’m a tutor at a private center, and a while back we moved to online sessions due to covid. This is fine as I still love my job and most of my students are a joy to work with.

2020 34

boss spends the morning ranting, using “tl;dr” in work emails, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss wants to spend the morning ranting instead of working. I started a new job recently on a small team (me, my boss, and a coworker). On my first day, my boss said that they always spend the beginning of each morning talking.

2020 33

how do I change careers?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” feature — and this week we have two questions on a similar theme: changing careers.

2020 32

can you be spontaneous when you have a full-time job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Can you still have a spontaneous personal life when you work full-time? My husband and I have conflicting schedules: he works nights and weekends part-time, and I work a traditional full-time job 9-5 weekdays, so we often don’t get to do much together socially.

2020 32

send in your updates!

Ask a Manager

This is a reminder to send in your updates if you haven’t already! Every December, I publish a slew of “where are they now” updates from people whose questions I answered here in the past.

2020 32

my office asks people to work while they’re on vacation

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: What’s the best way to manage work-related requests when you have time off, especially when holding onto your job seems more critical than ever? I have worked for the same organization for several years. In the last couple of years, my boss has developed a habit of asking her direct reports to follow up on work-related tasks when they are on leave.

2020 32

my dad is giving me weird and sexist career advice

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a woman working in the predominantly male industry of commercial real estate. I have experienced some sexism at work, but nothing I can’t handle on my own. What I do have trouble handling is the sexism that comes from my parents, specifically my dad. I’ve been working in commercial real estate for the last six years, so I’m not exactly new in the field. My dad is retired now but was a medical professional, and has no knowledge about my industry.

2020 29

open thread – November 20-21, 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

weekend open thread – November 21-22, 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: Cobble Hill , by Cecily von Ziegesar.

2020 27

I lied to get a job and can’t let go of the guilt

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m currently struggling with deep guilt about my work situation. Five years ago, I falsified experience on my resume to qualify for my first professional job, a junior associate position. The job required two years of experience but I had about a year’s co-op experience. So on my resume, I falsified work experience at two companies I had never worked at, got interviewed and was offered the junior associate job which I started at right away.

2020 25