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.

I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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I know my coworker secretly plans to quit after her maternity leave. We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. I think taking months of maternity leave pay and benefits, knowing you are going to quit shortly thereafter (within 2 months), is robbery and a truly bad thing to do. That said, even if you told HR, they can’t deny her the ability to use her leave, so her plan will go forward anyway.

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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.

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. Fortunately, we’ve got some great tips that will make your job search a little easier: Related: 5 Tips For Job Searching While Pregnant. Parental Leave Policies. Baby On Board!

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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. Before you start your job search, you need to consider what obligations you will have for your new baby, job search, and potential new job. Job Search Strategy

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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. But, despite these laws, many excellent job seekers sometimes still get passed over based on personal information the hiring managers should never have known in the first place. How To Inadvertently Sabotage Your Job Search How can employers use personal information to make hiring decisions?

2013 63

Secret strategies for your executive job search…with Simon Gray [PODCAST – EP19]

Mildred Talabi

My guest on Episode 19 of The Science of Successful Job Hunting is a highly experienced executive recruiter, the founder and director of Career Codex , and the author of two popular books on job search strategies. Simon Gray specialises in empowering executive jobseekers to think differently and move successfully in the job market. Listen to Episode 19 below (39m06s) or click here to download… WIN A COPY OF SUPER SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE JOB SEARCH!

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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. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding. It’s no different when you go on a job interview. jobs by.

2015 245

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. What does this have to do with you as you are hunting for a new job? You are being hired to do a job, not talk about people.

Starting to Work? You Need to Know Your Rights

Career Alley

If you have a child under the age of five, whether biological or adopted, then you are entitled to parental leave. This is not the same as maternity or paternity leave, but it is an entitlement that employees enjoy which allows them to take unpaid time off in order to care for their child. As a mother-to-be you are entitled to statutory maternity leave of one year. Good luck in your search.

2012 207

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. 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. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding. Good luck in your search.

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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?

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. He expressed his frustration with the application and job search process especially online assessments.

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

Tips on how to get back into the Job Market


Perhaps you have been on maternity leave and now ready to jump back into the job force. Whatever the reason, it is never too late to get back into the job market successfully, and we have a few suggestions for helping you to do so. Learn new skills: It is never too late to learn something new that might assist you in a job position, so you might want to consider taking some classes that are relevant to the industry you’re looking to get into.

2012 109

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. Whether it was a layoff, taking time off to go back to school or for maternity leave, a sickness, it can be relatively easy to explain the time off. photo credit: muffytyrone.

2011 138

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Working At Nike

Career Realism

Not everyone has the luxury of leaving the office early to enjoy some fun in the sun during the summer months. Rawa AlHoty, Talent Acquisition Manager at Nike, shared that the best part of returning from maternity leave, after giving birth to her first child, was knowing her son would be well taken care of at the Childcare Development Center on Nike campus. ” Having this resource available gives Nike employees peace of mind so they can focus on their jobs.

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Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Job


But you may want to think twice before you fill those stockings to the brim because, come January, a job you may have no more. I find it appalling and insulting that leaders wait until after the holidays to give their employees the scoop, “ Your job is being eliminated ,” “ You’re fired ,” or “Your performance isn’t up to snuff.” I’m honored to write for Fortune Magazine as a contributor for their management section.

2011 100

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). Any woman looking for work, or looking to change jobs should consider the following: 1. You may be able to figure out the real agenda and who is responsible, but it won’t change the bottom line: This job is not a good fit for you and your family.

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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. Most employers that offer paid leave distinguish between maternity leave and paternity leave, although a small number offer “gender-neutral” parental leave. Balancing work and family starts with finding the right job.

2013 87

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. Suggest working part time, covering maternity leave or even volunteer interning. Use This Marketing Strategy to AIDA Your Job Hunt. Job Search action attention CV desire interest interview Resum

2013 67

5 Reasons Having A Baby Won’t Ruin Your Career

Career Realism

Maternity Leave Options. One of the most important parts of maintaining a career at the same time as having a baby is knowing your company’s maternity leave policies. If you have been with a company for a while then you not only may have time off built up, but you will have access to maternity leave and pay while you are out delivering and spending time with your baby. Job Search Help For The 50+ Stay-At-Home Mom.

2013 86

Top 4 Tech Companies People Will Kill To Work For

Career Realism

Other perks are seriously impressive and beneficial, such as five months of maternity leave and salary benefits to your spouse/partner for life if you die. Five months of maternity leave at full pay. This telecommunications company is based in San Diego, and routinely earns high marks for job satisfaction, flexibility and meaningfulness. workers consistently report a high rate of relaxation, flexibility and satisfaction in their jobs. Job Search career

How to get a good job after 50 [PODCAST – EP5]

Mildred Talabi

Welcome to Episode 5 of the newly relaunched The Science of Successful Job Hunting podcast! My guest on today’s show is Rupert French, an Australian-based careers guru and the author of the job hunting manual for older workers, How to Get a Good Job After 50. WIN A COPY OF HOW TO GET A GOOD JOB AFTER 50! We’re giving away TWO copies of Rupert French’s excellent job hunting manual for older workers. I am an employed adult looking for a job.

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Winning through redundancy…with Steve Preston [PODCAST – EP15]

Mildred Talabi

In episode 15 of The Science of Successful Job Hunting, Steve and I discuss redundancy and what you can do to bounce back after it – or rather, how you can “win” through it! I am an employed adult looking for a job. I am an unemployed adult looking for a job. I am on maternity leave returning to work shortly. I am a student or recent graduate looking for a job. I am a careers advisor interested in job search resources.

2015 82

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. s_panara) Sandra is the founder of HireQ, focused on matching great jobs with great candidates.

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? While some decisions you make in the job hunting process are rather obvious, some can go unnoticed or forgotten, leaving you out of the loop when it comes to getting another job interview, putting you one step closer to potentially locking up suitable employment once again.

2011 84

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.

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?

2010 68

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.

short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Negotiating maternity leave and salary at the same time. 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. I have had three professional jobs and have only negotiated salary.

2013 57

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. It’s five answers to five questions.

2014 60

coworker is obsessed with my video set-up, how important are cover letters in IT, and more

Ask a Manager

Because we’re relocating, my husband is searching for a new position in the IT field (front end user assistance and server management). I have issues with wanting to micromanage things, so I’ve been trying to be as hands-off (but supportive) as possible during his job search, though sometimes we get into small disagreements about his process. And he could explain that we’re relocating, clarifying why he’s searching in the first place.).

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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

???? 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. Recently, the hidden job market definition has expanded to also include jobs that are poorly advertised in places where they’re not likely to be seen. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? Share this: a very hidden job.

updates: the boss’s baby, the stress exaggerator, and more


I was genuinely really confused, freaked out and I was worried about my job. Starting a few days after I sent my first letter, I privately asked Jane and Fergus to leave me out of the situation. At this point, I was job searching because I felt like I just needed to get out of there. I went and reported it to HR to get job security and because I only saw this escalating further. I don’t have a new job yet, but for the time being, I’m financially secure.

2017 83

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

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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 26

Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

Here are but a few examples: (a) not mentioning that you were given a special assignment that took up half of your time; (b) not mentioning that all other producers had four assistants, while you were assigned only one; (c) not mentioning that you were on maternity leave for four months of the 12-month measurement period. Here is an example: you did not train your staff well when, in fact, training your staff is not part of your job description.

2016 100

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. But my gut is telling me, they’ll be like the people who’ve already turned their backs on me and brush me off as someone incapable of the job at hand.

2013 56

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 leave out the frustration bit and just focus on my other weakness during those questions? Legally they shouldn’t do it — under the Americans with Disabilities Act, any inquiry about an employee’s heath or medical condition must be “job-related and consistent with business necessity.”

2020 27

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

Ask A Manager

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. At my existing job, I make a lower base salary, but they add 10% of my base to my retirement account monthly without any contribution on my part.).

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 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). How to follow up with a contact now that I’m job-searching. I’ll be finishing a master’s in August and have started job hunting now.

2013 55

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

Ask a Manager

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

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