update: I don’t think I want to come back from maternity leave

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Remember the letter-writer who wasn’t sure if she wanted to come back from maternity leave (#3 at the link; first update here )? At the last job I held before I left the workforce, I was managing a team of teapot builders. I am especially grateful for all of AAM’s advice for applying and interviewing for jobs. A few commenters seemed disappointed in my decision to leave the workforce to care for a child.

my boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave, watching what I say around a coworker with financial worries, and more

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My boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave. I started my job at a small nonprofit about seven months ago. When I was brought on, I knew that my new manager would be leaving for maternity leave about four months in to my new position. But I figured when she got back from leave we would pick up where we left off. Her maternity leave has been over for almost three weeks now and she still isn’t back to work full-time.

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Ace Your Next Job Interview

Career Alley

When it comes to feeling nervous during a one-on-one conversation, interviewing for a new job ranks up there with going out on a first date. Part of the reason you might feel nervous during job interviews is the fact that you generally don’t know what to expect during the interviews.

2015 324

Baby On Board! How To Job Search While Pregnant

Career Realism

How To Job Search While Pregnant. Job searching for two? As a pregnant job seeker, you’re likely experiencing a myriad of emotions – excitement, happiness, fear, and stress. Taking on a job search while pregnant can be a challenge. Baby On Board!

2016 82

Interview Traps to Identify and Avoid

Career Alley

Ace Your Next Job Interview. When it comes to feeling nervous during a one-on-one conversation, interviewing for a new job ranks up there with going out on a first date. It’s no different when you go on a job interview. But interviewers don’t always do this.

2012 295

5 Tips For Job Searching While You’re Pregnant

Career Realism

Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful thing, but some fear that it will hold them back in their job search. Before you start looking for a new job, check out these quick tips for job searching while you’re pregnant: 1. Job Search Strategy

2013 114

How To Inadvertently Sabotage Your Job Search

Career Realism

Could you be sabotaging your job search ? to ensure employers would make hiring decisions based only upon information directly related to the requirements of the job. We should probably find someone who we know for sure can fully commit to the job without distractions.”

2013 83

Can You Get Around a Firing When Interviewing for Work?

Cube Rules

In the event you find yourself in this position now as you search for a new job, there are some important factors to keep in mind when called in for a job interview. Among them are: Accept reality – Getting fired from a job is one of the toughest things you can go through.

2011 179

Workplace Gossip is a Career Killer

Professional Resume Services

Some people never really leave high school. It’s one thing to spend a few minutes chatting about the latest ball scores or last night’s, “Castle” episode, or to discuss the co-worker who has just returned from maternity leave, in a positive manner.

current employee is job-searching, negotiating with an old boss, and more

Ask A Manager

I received the resume of a current employee who appears to be job-searching. I received an email update from Indeed today announcing an updated resume from a potential candidate for a job we have posted. Your other option is to skip that conversation and just think about why she might be job-searching. Does her job still challenge her? Can I negotiate with my old boss who might be offering me a job at a new company?

2016 42

5 Quick Questions to Review Your Job Interview Progress


Make sure you’re getting the most out of your job interviews. With that being the case, what can you as a job seeker do to better enhance your chances of getting that coveted job interview? First and foremost, take the time to review the job interviewing process by going over these items: 1) Am I looking for jobs in the right places? You would be surprised how many job applicants cannot answer such a simple question.

2011 84

Dear Job Seeker, I’ve Been There


As the host of the Job Search Secrets show and a career blogger, I regularly dish out job search advice often times out of the goodness of my heart. John has been out of work over a year and hasn’t had a lot of luck getting interviews.

2011 149

Job Hoppers: Advice Before & After You Hop

Careers Done Write

One that remains true is, “Better to have a job to get a job.” ” Candidates who are employed fair much better when job-searching. 39% surveyed named job-hopping, 31% stated being unemployed for more than one year, and 28% said that gaps in the employment history were the biggest obstacle. If you are thinking of quitting before you have a new job, consider that decision very carefully.

2012 152

Use This Marketing Strategy to AIDA Your Job Hunt

The Undercover Recruiter

It might be the intriguing layout of your CV , or the paragraph on your year in industry or the fact that you took the initiative to be active in your job search, but by any means professionally possible you need to create an interest in getting to know more about you.

2013 88

my coworker gets angry when we chew, peer interviews, and more

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You might also point out that “no one eats around the person” isn’t one of the accommodations that the Misophonia Institute or the Job Accommodation Network suggest workplaces use.). Recently, a few of my colleagues resigned, and she gave all of them unsolicited advice and opinion on their decisions to leave. After each of them had left, Bianca started asking everyone why so-and-so would even consider leaving when the benefits are so good. (To

2019 51

6 Tips For Working Women With Families

Career Realism

Having been on the hiring end of business, I have often considered potential for pregnancy (and maternity leave), sick children (time off from work and productivity), work interruptions (spouses, schools, sick children). How To Balance Grad School And Work A Full-Time Job.

Women 74

7 Things Dads Should Ask About Before Taking The Job

Career Realism

So you’re looking for a job, any job. If you want to avoid at least some of the stress of combining work and family obligations, set up a time with the human resources office before taking the job. Paid Paternity Leave. Job Search career homepage ticker

2013 114

asking junior staff to speak for their generation, doing well in panel interviews, and more

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The company I work for would benefit from providing flyers to the organizer of the race because we’re having a similar fundraiser this fall (when I will be out on maternity leave). Can I talk with my husband’s boss about how his job is affecting his health? He called me today almost crying from work because he is so stressed out at his job. How can I do well in panel interviews? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 44

employee goes into emotional spirals, interviewers who ask if you’re applying to other companies, and more

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I could tell she was sensitive during the interview, which was fine, but didn’t find out until she started working that she has awful, awful anxiety. I want her to do well and don’t want to let her go, but I need to find a way to do it in a way that doesn’t leave me this emotionally exhausted. I just returned from maternity leave, and he has made a few comments related to breastfeeding that make me uncomfortable. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 59

my manager wants me to marry a stranger, exit interviews in toxic workplaces, and more

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If you haven’t had any attendance or reliability issues, then I’d say something like, “Have I done something to make you doubt I’d be anything other than honest with you and responsible with my job?” Exit interviews in a toxic workplace. The good news is that I’m going to be giving notice at the beginning of next month, leaving a toxic, paranoia-inducing corporate culture. Job searching when I might need 4-6 weeks off to donate an organ.

2014 61

letting a former thief make amends, the ego blow of not being interviewed, and more

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My husband and I both manage small teams at our respective jobs, both at cultural heritage institutions. In theory, they could require you to disclose more as a condition of remaining in your job … and while that sounds awfully punitive, I can imagine a situation where they required that because they were wondering if you were somehow involved in the initial disappearance of the items. I recently returned to the office from maternity leave and am pumping several times a day.

2018 47

parents who call in sick for their kids, interviewers who ask questions already answered on your resume, and more

Ask A Manager

Similar to the advice I gave recently about being contacted by parents job-searching on their kids’ behalf , you should refuse to engage. Why do interviewers ask me about jobs that are already described in detail on my resume? For prescreening calls and at interviews, whoever I’m talking to always mentions they’ve read my resume and they then ask me to briefly tell them about what I did at the jobs listed on my resume.

2014 59

bizarre recruiter calls, how to get informational interviews, and more

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What was up with the bizarre call from a recruiter for a job I’m not a fit for? A recruiter contacted me after having (supposedly) viewed my resume on careerbuilder.com and wanted to set up an interview. Third point aside, I managed to question what it was about my resume that made the recruiter think I might be a fit for the job. At that point, I declined to interview, stating that I’d prefer to stay in my field, and we hung up.

2013 60

a coworker threw away my shoes, I no-showed for an interview and now want a second chance, and more

Ask A Manager

I didn’t get the job, but my interviewer keeps endorsing me on LinkedIn. Last fall I interviewed for an amazing job for a large, reputable company. My interviewer, “Stanley,” is well known in this industry and although I don’t know him personally, a few of my colleagues know him well and his daughter was actually a client of the agency I worked at a few years ago. The interview went well and Stanley said he would follow up with an answer either way.

2015 60

my boss is showing off his new $900,000 house, my weakness is my temper, and more

Ask A Manager

This is understandably salt in the wound, but I’d focus more on whether you’re happy in the location you live in and happy with your job despite the changes in management. Should I tell interviewers my weakness is my temper? Interviewers are likely to consider it prohibitive.

2020 70

19 Female Founders & CEOs Working in HR Technology #HRTech


This post is sponsored by SHRM’s HR Jobs , a job board dedicated to helping recruiters hire the best human resource professionals. Men are the majority job holders in technology and founders in the startup world. Here are 19 women sitting at the helm of companies in HR tech moving forward to transform HR, recruiting and job search industries. dweinblatt) Danielle is the CEO of Take the Interview.

employee can’t afford our team lunches, a frequently pregnant senior leadership team, and more

Ask A Manager

And while it’s easy to think that at his salary level, he should see it as a cost of having a job similar to having to buy, say, a business suit, ultimately you just can’t know what someone else’s financial situation is. The co-founders are now in their early 30’s, and for the past three years, one or the other (or both) has been pretty much constantly pregnant / on maternity leave / just back from maternity leave and with an infant at home.

2018 52

When should I leave education off my resume? | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Radio Interview with Teena Rose How do I handle lack of education in my resume? » When should I leave education off my resume? You need an eye-catching, interview-producing cover letter.

2010 68

???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media


What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Quick poll: what is the hidden job market? So many jobs are never advertised anywhere, completely unpublished. Those are the hidden jobs. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs?

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleges that MGIC required women on paid maternity leave to return to work before the company would insure their mortgages. Prepare for Your Job Interview Questions With a NEW Free iPhone o.

short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Negotiating maternity leave and salary at the same time. I am excited about a recent interview. However, if it results in a job offer, I am worried about asking for too much in negotiations. I am 7 months pregnant and will need to negotiate a maternity leave. I understand taking leave shortly after starting is not ideal and I hope to negotiate a short leave 3-4 weeks, then reduced hours for an additional 2-3 weeks.

2013 57

55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media


What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Hidden jobs defined. Many jobs are never advertised anywhere. Those are the hidden jobs. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? 55 tips to find hidden and unpublicized jobs.

intern laughs inappropriately, risqué bookmarks on my computer, and more

Ask A Manager

I noticed it during her interview, but I chalked it up to nerves and hoped it would subside as she became more comfortable. Should I ask future job interviewers what their response was to coronavirus? A meme has been circulating on social media where a potential employee asks their interviewer what their response was to COVID-19 and what steps they took to provide for the health and safety of their employees. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 60

my new coworker is my childhood bully, getting people stop with replying-all, and more

Ask A Manager

I recently started a new job. I cancelled an interview and was asked to reimburse the cost of a plane ticket. I recently encountered this situation during a job search. I had been scheduled to fly in on a Friday for an interview with Company A. However, the day before the interview, I accepted a position with Company B. I immediately contacted the (external) recruiter for Company A to apologize and cancel the interview.

2016 61

returning to an old company where I was a jerk, coworker wants to take over my job, and more

Ask A Manager

After a bit of a job search, I have just accepted a role to return to a company I last worked at a few years ago. While my job performance there was undeniable, I was also undeniably kind of a jerk to some of my former colleagues. A coworker wants to take over my job (and may have thrown away my mug). She told us that she was the creative person at her last job. Do I have to tell my friend about a job she is more qualified for than I am?

2018 47

company is sending emails about diet and exercise, I accidentally sent a private email to my employee, and more

Ask A Manager

I am currently on maternity leave and will return to work in a couple of months. I work a job that is pretty much a back office type job. During my employment at this temporary position (June – November), I applied for multiple jobs at locations throughout the U.S., While clearing them out, I found two voicemails from the hiring manager for a very prestigious job in a great location asking me to interview. It’s five answers to five questions.

2019 47

Branding & the Story of Blogging4Jobs


Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Business Branding & the Story of Blogging4Jobs Posted on 11 March 2010.

2010 78

job candidate talked non-stop, expecting an employee to pick up lunch for others, and more

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Our strongest job candidate talked non-stop. In six months, I’m going on maternity leave, and then am transitioning to a completely different part-time position. My manager has asked me to sit in with her on interviews with candidates for my replacement. For reference, this is a job that typically takes 6-12 months of training to be self-sufficient. But … she was so talkative in the interview it was staggering.

2018 50

manager ordered me to get along with a coworker, handling work when a family member is on trial, and more

Ask A Manager

He put me on something else for the rest of the day, but as I was leaving informed me i could “deal with it or quit.” The way you describe the conflict, it sounds two-sided — in which case it’s not unreasonable for your boss to tell you to find a way to get along if you want to stay in your job. My friends have given me the advice to either briefly hint at it in my résumé or wait to mention in an interview. Paid holidays when on maternity leave.

2013 56

update: should I care about my employer when figuring out when to have a baby?

Ask A Manager

In hindsight, my question really came down to two issues: first, being transparent about my plans for leaving in the midst of some staffing changes/professional development plans and second, being concerned about my reputation if the timing ended up working out so that I had a baby during our busy season and/or at the end of my time there (and was out of the office on FMLA right before quitting).

2016 40

my boss won?t let me give my staff feedback in case it hurts their feelings, and more

Ask A Manager

But any time I give my team constructive criticism in front of the CEO, she undermines me and tells the employee, “No, no, no, that’s fine, you’re doing a great job.” You’ve been told that you’re responsible for doing a job, but you’re not allowed to actually do that job. Asking for a higher salary after learning more about the job. On the same day that I accepted my current job, I found out I was pregnant.

2018 47

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I have a former boss who recruited me for a job from my profile on LinkedIn. (I He reached out to many of my contacts for interviews with no intention of hiring them. He even offered friends of mine opportunities to report to me on my team — without asking me — many of who would not be qualified for the job. I stayed with his company for 6 months before leaving (for a great new role). And why is he interviewing people he has no intention of hiring?

2013 55

when a sick employee is spotted around town, how long should salary negotiation take, and more

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Given that knowledge, would you like to continue with the interview process?” ” Otherwise, you risk the candidate thinking that she can negotiate for more at the end of the interview process. (Of Proposing going part-time after maternity leave. I will be returning from maternity leave next month, at which time I would prefer to work part-time (25 hours a week instead of 40). I received a job offer for a software developer position.