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To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

This sidebar, however, comes with a very real caveat, which is to say that employers have found out the benefits of forcing their workers to accept freelance contracts, which takes away serious financial and human service obligations associated with hiring employees. Job Search Work

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. I had one recently that had told me one former employer would not say great things.

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Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

In the post, titled “ Why Job Hoppers Make the Best Employees ,&# Penelope argues the following five points to be true: Job hoppers have more intellectually rewarding careers. Job hoppers have more stable careers. Job hoppers are higher performers.

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my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. The employer has the right to appeal.

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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But, I just put up a new job posting last night, and I underlined twice that I wouldn’t consider any resume without a cover letter. I’m just surprised they saw the job on a web site in the first place. It’s amazing how much bad advice is out there for job seekers.

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the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. Posted in interviewing The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? job searching?

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams March 30, 2011 A reader writes: Can you give some general advice to us desperate job-seekers when answering ads on sites like Craigslist? is my employer plotting against me?

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

And for employees who stress out because one person (or group) is getting more “privilege&# than others… you have two choices – ignore it and do the job you are paid to do – or find a better job. I wish all employers could/would do that.

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coworker has appointed herself the food police

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Too many years of minimum wage customer service jobs (and a stint in the Navy) has made me rather blunt about people going all summer’s eve like that. She needs to focus on her job and not on the eating habits of those she works with. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. Reply Brian January 6, 2011 at 12:44 am During my recent search I found the first or second question I was asked during initial contact was usually about salary. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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