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

Ask A Manager

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

Ask A Manager

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.

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

Ask A Manager

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. Baby On Board!

2016 82

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

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. I am an employed adult looking for a job.

2015 69

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

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 43

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.

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. ” Having this resource available gives Nike employees peace of mind so they can focus on their jobs. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Working At Nike Work It Daily.

2019 83

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.

2012 141

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 190

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 151

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. We were terrified as we were just three short weeks from having our daughter and two weeks from the start of my maternity leave, but I’m thankful.

2011 130

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.

2012 158

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

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. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding.

2012 173

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 73

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

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.

2015 107

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.

2015 105

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. Once you have figured out the maternity leave options it’s important to consider childcare.

2013 112

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 98

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. Job Search career

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 54

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.

???? 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?

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

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 48

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.

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

client accidentally said rude things about my team in a voicemail, what happened to thank-you notes, and more

Ask A Manager

Part of my job is drafting/reviewing leases, permits, and other agreements with external entities and individuals. Quitting while my manager is on maternity leave. I’ve been feeling for a while that it’s time to move on from my current job. The good news is that I’m close to receiving a job offer with a company in my chosen field. The bad news is that my manager has just gone on maternity leave.

2016 46

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 recently encountered this situation during a job search. This is a normal cost of doing business for them, and it’s not reasonable to ask you to pay for a plane ticket that was purchased for you solely for the purpose of attending a job interview. And sure, canceling with one-day’s notice isn’t ideal, but I can promise you that they’d rather have you do that than waste their time with an interview when you know you won’t take the job.

2016 61

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

Ask A Manager

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. For reference, this is a job that typically takes 6-12 months of training to be self-sufficient. She was at her previous position for three years, leaving only because she relocated. That’s pretty unworkable in most jobs where she’ll be dealing with or even sitting near other people.

2018 52

why won’t anyone eat the last cookie, former employee still logging into database, and more

Ask A Manager

Diana didn’t leave on the best of terms, but it happened because she’d found a better-paying job, not because I had her removed from the building. I can’t imagine where this came from, but I can assure you that Diana resigned voluntarily when she found another job, and we certainly never had her removed from the building! During that time, a coworker with whom I’d collaborated closely left for another job. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 66

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

my boss won’t let me manage my staff, my old company plagiarized my resume, and more

Ask A Manager

After years of this, I’m starting to look for other jobs. And yes, when you leave, you should tell her that the driving force behind your departure was her tying your hands and refusing to let you deal with performance problems — or at least you should tell her that if the relationship will allow you to say it without burning the bridge and losing the reference. Either your staff member is at work enough to get the job done or he isn’t.

2015 63

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

Ask A Manager

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. A few months ago, I applied for a job and thanks to your amazing resume and cover letter advice, I got an interview.

2019 45