Could Working from Home Help your Career?

Ms. Career Girl

Will we be ‘stay-at-home Mums’ who give up a career for domestic bliss, or will we work and deal with the ‘Mummy guilt’ of sending our children to childcare? If that sounds too good to be true, then you might want to consider working from home. Work/Life Balance.

Email Examples Asking to Work from Home

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Email Examples Asking to Work from Home. Although you may not be in a full-time work from home situation, more and more companies and business are allowing their employees the option to work from home on an as needed basis.

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4 updates from letter-writers (the unfair work-from-home set-up, the IVF, and more)

Ask A Manager

Tis the season of updates from letter-writers who have had their letters answered here in the past. Is my boss’s work-from-home set-up unfair ? I can honestly vouch that there are managers here who are definitely *not* really treating their work from home days as working days (not checking email, taking calls, etc.). Avoiding work travel during IVF (#5 at the link). I named my salary and they finalized the offer.

my writing partner is a hot mess, coworker hassles me about working from home, and more

Ask A Manager

Or do I just tell her flat out that her lack of writing experience and skills are clearly the work of a ham-handed novice writer (look, I was like that too, but fifteen years and a lot of courses on writing as well as writing several manuscripts and attending workshops etc. Coworker won’t stop badgering me about working from home. I recently relocated to an area in Oklahoma where there is not an office space for me to utilize, so I am working from home.

my manager believes that working from home is a day off work

Ask A Manager

Last year, she started allowing people to work from home one day a week based on pressure from upper management because our group was not working remotely during weather-related closings. Most of us did not have the VPN required to do so and because she generally did not work from home at all. Trish’s solution was to allow everyone to work from home one day a week and she would control the schedule.

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

As the job search advances one of the top questions becomes "what salary do I ask for?" So, let's talk about salary! Salary is one of those conversations. Okay, talking about salary doesn't have to be awkward. Wait until the employer brings it up, then go from there.

working from home without a good reason, being the jilted lover of the job search, and more

Ask A Manager

I want to work from home but I don’t have a good reason. I work for a large company that publicly celebrates its benefits such as flexible hours and working at home. I’ve never worked from home and never felt like my own manager really encouraged it, but would like to start, even if just once a month. I’d like it for a better work/life balance. I’m doing work for two businesses for the price of one.

How to Handle Salary Conversations with Confidence

Tim's Strategy

In both my recruiting and my job search coaching, I’ve been hearing a lot of questions about salary negotiations lately so I’ve put together a little Q&A of common questions. First, though, let’s talk about the mindset of salary for your new job.

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How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward). Work It Daily. Let’s talk about salary. Salary is one of those conversations. Okay, talking about salary doesn’t have to be awkward. Here are some things you know before you talk about salary: 1.

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Let’s talk about s…Salary

Resume Bear

Are you prepared for the salary talk? Generally the salary conversation is saved for the tail end of the interview process. Many times employers or recruiters will ask the question “how much are you currently earning?” or will ask for a salary history.

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5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries

Career Realism

5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries. Work It Daily. Rule #1 of salary negotiation: the first offer is never the best one. Related: How To Answer Interview Questions About Salary. Here Are Some Other Mistakes Which Can Result In Low Salaries: 1.

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5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries

Career Realism

5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries. Rule #1 of salary negotiation: the first offer is never the best one. Related: How To Answer Interview Questions About Salary. Here Are Some Other Mistakes Which Can Result In Low Salaries: 1.

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5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed appeared first on Ms. The self-employed lifestyle has many benefits. It’s great being your own boss, having flexible hours, working from home, and having more tax deductions. Home Office.

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I didn’t get a job offer because the employer thought the salary was too low for me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently was turned down for a job offer even though I was the employer’s top candidate, because my current salary was out of their salary range for the position. I first had a phone interview where I disclosed my current salary and was told it was high. I made it to a second, in-person interview and was told that their only concern with me was the salary. I’m guessing they tried to up the salary, perhaps? salary

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Top 10 Things Employers Should Never Do


The working relationship between an employer and their employees is one of the most important dynamics for success in the business world. Top 10 things employers should never do. Don’t say: “I pay your salary, you will obey me”. HR Work

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“Now doing two jobs for one salary; any suggestions?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I work for a publicly owned automotive dealership. Answer: Dear Betty: I am hearing from so many people that they are in the same position you are in. I really can’t argue with anyone who says that every working person should be grateful that they have a job. From your letter, I cannot tell if you are overworked and unable to get all of your day’s work done in one day. I have been an employee, and I am an employer.

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How To Get The Most Salary And Benefits

Career Realism

As a business-of-one, your salary is just the price for your services. Because no one spends their entire career with one company anymore, you have to think of yourself as an independent business owner to get a fair salary. You don’t want to work FOR a company.

How To Prepare for Your Salary Negotiation [6 Clever Ideas]

The Undercover Recruiter

By that I mean doing some simple salary calculations so you go into an interview with a range in mind. Negotiating salary during the interview process can be very overwhelming. I once made this mistake myself, when I took a job in Denver for a really low salary.

How Employer Branding and Recruitment Fell in Love

The Undercover Recruiter

This coupled with the changing attitudes toward work of the Millenials vs. those exiting the workforce, it can leave recruiters with a difficult job to find the right fit. So do a deep dive (first) into what makes working at your company different. Reality check!

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Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes


Employers must begin following the new changes starting on December 1, 2016. The Department received over 270,000 comments in response to the NPRM from a variety of interested stakeholders. Episode 85: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes with Casey Sipe ( @CLSEMPLOYERLAW ). That’s $913 per week, more than doubling the previous minimum salary requirement. The highly compensated employees exemption changing from $100,000 to $134,004.

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my family business is a mess, I name a really low salary expectation, and more

Ask A Manager

I work for my family’s business. We went from a handful of clients in one state to around 25 clients spread across eight states. The anticipated bumps in the road from such rapid growth are more along the lines of massive potholes. The things we had in place when we were a company of 40 people no longer work for us. But from my perspective, I see an overwhelmed and understaffed administration, high employee turnover, and no attempt to fix any of it.

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Increase Your Chances of Keeping your Salary Post Layoff

Career Key

skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. The Career Keys mission is to help people make the best career, college major, and self-employed choices. The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Students Choosing a College Major: What Employers.

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Best and Worst US Cities for Finding Employment-Should We Care?

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Finding Employment-Should We Care? Louis, Detroit, and Miami top the list for worst cities for finding employment and Washington, D.C,

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interviewer called me the weakest candidate, being asked for pay stubs during salary negotiation, and more

Ask A Manager

She admitted the email was obviously not intended for me, and to wait to hear from their HR department for next steps in the interview process, that she appreciated my passion for the industry, and that I was “so thoughtful.” This position works very closely with this VP, and I am stunned at her carelessness, and inability to apology for mistakes. Reporting” her would make you look like you don’t quite get how this stuff works. It’s five answers to five questions.

Negotiate Your Job Offer: Don’t Be Like The Other 49% of Workers Who Don’t


What many job seekers forget is the art of negotiation isn’t solely based on salary. Even if you can’t get the employer to budge on your salary, most likely you can get them to provide benefits that meet your needs.

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asking a client to cover child care costs, did I over-share about my new salary, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m a part-time, work-from-home, freelance contractor for a professional organization. This is good, because I have a one-year-old at home, so I try to do most of my work during his naps, on weekends, and in the evenings after bedtime. Those are usually held on Mondays, which is fine, because my in-laws, who work Tuesday-Saturday, can come over and babysit (the logistics of a part-time working mom life consist of many moving parts :D).

my new job doesn’t give raises — ever

Ask A Manager

I am getting by on my current salary in Expensive City for now and hadn’t planned to ask for a raise for at least a year. I’m happy in my position but have no growth opportunities aside from lateral transfers, which don’t interest me because I like my work and love my team. But I already enjoy ample PTO and a generous work-from-home policy. No, it’s not the reality of employment. salary

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“Umbrella Negotiating” – Best Response to Private Equity “Hurricane Tactics”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Kalisha, 44, had worked for six years as the Financial Controller of a St. After three generations of family ownership, during which the staff grew from two to 150, the grandchildren-owners received an inquiry from a Private Equity firm about their interest in possibly purchasing the company. So long as you stay on board, work hard, help make the company a greater success, we might just make enough money to never work again.”

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“If a job offers a certain pay, can I negotiate that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If offered the job, do I still have the opportunity to negotiate salary and/or benefits? When an employer and a job applicant first get together, it is common (but not always the case) that the employer lets it be known that “The salary offered for this position is a certain number, or a certain range.” No matter what the employer says, it is possible that – if the applicant seems valuable enough – the offered compensation may prove “flexible.”

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my employer revoked everyone’s telecommuting status, my coworker copied my LinkedIn profile, and more

Ask A Manager

Can I lie about my hours to get a better salary at a new job? I have been working at the same company for 10 years, from a junior role to managerial position. I managed to negotiate working a four-day week along with no drop in holidays for the same pay (I do the same job but just more efficiently). I’ve started lying to agencies about my salary with the intention of suggesting that would be my salary if I worked full-time.

why it’s complicated for your employer to let you work from another state

Ask A Manager

My boss says that to work remotely, I’d need to become a contractor. I have been working for the same employer for 11 years with a great performance history. I recently asked if I can work remotely as I am moving out of state. We have many employees that work remotely from other states. That can be an expensive undertaking and, depending on the state, it can subject them to a whole host of different employment laws (hi, California).

employer offered me a job but said I offended half the team, my boss is overruling HR, and more

Ask A Manager

Employer offered me a job, but said I rubbed half the team the wrong way. ” I thanked her for her candor and she said, “We can work on that one.” ” I expressed concern about whether this feedback would handicap me before I’ve even started to work for them. I don’t know how this feedback benefits my work performance before I have even accepted an offer. But he gets upset whenever I put that he’s out of office working from home.

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5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the work force, the challenges of negotiating pay affect all of us. She was caught by surprise while working as a government economist, to learn a male coworker in the same position was paid over $60,000 more than she was!

2017 188

I don’t want to work in the office sick bay, letting an employer know you’ll be in their city, and more

Ask A Manager

I work in a pediatric clinic as a claim creator (plus I do the deposits of patient payments, and have other various non-patient care responsibilities). My manager said that if one of the receptionists is sick, but not enough to stay home, they can work in my office area to answer phones. If the answer is no, then say that you’ll need to work from home or from a conference room on those days. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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taking a new job while still working part-time for my old employer

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I wrote to you previously and you were kind enough to quickly and accurately answer my question about salary negotiation in the event of a merger ; I was offered a modest increase and received a smaller raise at my next performance review as well. Two things are holding me back from applying, however: First, they require an online application, which asks for my current supervisor’s name and telephone number.

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4 things to negotiate before accepting a job offer

Ms. Career Girl

We all know that amazing feeling when you get a call from a recruiter with a job offer, saying that you got that awesome job you’ve wanted so badly! The important thing to keep in mind is that salary is not the only thing you can negotiate.

2016 176

8 Jobs That Don’t Need a Resume

The Corporate Con/noisseur

As an independent agent, your salary will be tied to your own ability to find work and close deals. A bill collector is someone who pursues a payment or debt from individuals or businesses. They are typically employed under a debt or collection agency. Home Care Aid.

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5 Ways You’re Scaring The Hiring Manager At An Interview

Career Realism

Work It Daily. I often hear horrifying stories from people about the toxicity of their work places. I work with them on processing the pain and trauma of where they’ve been, and that’s valid and important work. Does that approach differ from yours?”.

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staying in touch with old coworkers, how to help a lonely boss, and more

Ask A Manager

I recently resigned from my first professional job post-university. It can also be really smart from a networking perspective.). This summer I was gone two months to work at a different summer job, but with an agreement to come back in time to prepare for the new term. She came back the same day as me, but only working half days and getting therapy. Initially, I thought I might invite her home to dinner with my partner, but is there anything else I can do?

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Looking For Job in 2017? Find Companies With These Hot Employee Perks

Ms. Career Girl

Employers have found that making workers happy can be as simple as sweetening the deal. Find jobs that offer flexible work hours, opportunities to work from home or full-time telecommuting positions. Can’t bear to leave your pooch at home while you’re at work?

2017 185

Five Of The Fastest-Growing Online Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Working from home requires discipline and requires a productive daily routine set in place. It can also provide the freedom of flexible working hours and a great lifestyle, especially if you don’t face a grueling commute to work and back every day like most of us!

2017 181

5 Statements To Demotivate Your Employees

Ms. Career Girl

Your boss says something – something crude, something thoughtless – that smashes the wind from your sails quicker than you can say ‘hypocrite’. Adding a task to an employee’s pile is fine; you’re allowed, as their boss, to assign them work.

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Ms. Career Girl

Manners are key, but don’t shy away from the important elements. Address the following topics in your job interview to get a holistic picture of your potential job and work environment. Then you can be prepared from day one. Is it an hourly wage or salaried structure?

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