I’m not my boyfriend’s keeper, employee is openly job searching from work, and more

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Employee is openly job searching from her work computer. I am the team lead of a two-person admin team for a sales department. I am the supervisor of the second person, but not her manager; however, most critiques are expected to flow through me first unless there is a serious problem. The second person spends most of her time in our reception area (answering phones, greeting visitors, etc.) It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 55

Do I Stand a Good Chance of Getting a Job in This Economy?

Resume Bear

It seems like everyone’s talking about jobs and the economy these days. If you’re looking for a job, or looking to change career, all this talk of recession and struggle can make you feel like giving up before you even start! But what are job prospects really like in the U.S. And how can you use your resume to attract attention in this competitive job market? Growing numbers of jobs and falling unemployment? Job Seekers Need To Grab Attention.

How UnMarketing Can Help You Find A Job

Tim's Strategy

And because I wanted you to hear Scott directly on how he would apply his UnMarketing message to your job search. Make your job search “resume-proof&#. And you can also work to become a person of influence. Be creative when the job calls for it.

2010 106

why should employers care about my long commute?

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Obviously not ideal, but all the jobs I’m applying for are at least an hour away (I currently live with my parents in a very remote, isolated town; everything is at least an hour away). Is it normal for hiring managers to be this concerned about long commutes, or should I take this as a sign that I’m probably not likely to get a job with this company? job searching

2015 62

Are You a Tool?

The Job Quest

Linkedin Twitter Facebook rss Home About Services & Packages Contact Recommendations Resources The Job Quest Helping You Reach Your Job Search and Career Goals Are You a Tool? And once you get the job? Does your job search feel like it’s stuck in neutral?

2010 157

HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

The Job Quest

The people that I hire are chosen because I feel that they can do their particular job better than I can. I do avoid job hoppers. It’s wonderful to hear that, as a hiring manager, you focus on the quality that a person can bring to your business.

2010 229


Resume Help Blog

August 19th, 2010 | Author: ResumeHelp Normally this post is about jobs and this one is too whether the title indicates it or not. Personal income tax rates will rise. Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of this tax relief will cost jobs.

2010 130

company only approves new hires once a year, “use it or lose it” vacation policies, and more

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California prohibits “use it or lose it policies”; all vacation days must roll over and be paid out when an employee leaves, although employers can put a cap on the total amount of vacation time you can have accrued at any given time. If an employee leaves then we’re expected to fill that gap with work done by other people until the next “hiring cycle” rolls around and we can put in a request to get a req approved to replace that person.

2013 54

sharing resumes with coworkers, should I have to plan a going-away party for my cubicle mate, and more

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Is it okay to share job applicants’ resumes with my coworkers? It’s absolutely fine to share information about applicants, including their resumes, with others within your organization; in fact, it’s common practice in many companies to share them within your department, or with other departments who might have an interest in a particular candidate, or to share the resume of the new hire with your whole team before the person starts.

2014 59

boss won’t let me be friends with a client, employees leaving work early, and more

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Employees are telling me they’re leaving early, rather than asking. I have two employees who I supervise who leave work at least half an hour early almost once a week or two. Last week, one of the asked if she could leave two hours early to catch a flight on a Friday to be away for the weekend. In many jobs, it’s quite common, and one of the perks of being an exempt employee. Explaining my disagreements with my thesis advisor in a job interview.

2013 59

deli meats and working lunches, internal candidates need not apply, and more

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I have told my direct supervisor, who is very supportive, and we have a great parental leave policy. It’s pretty reasonable to ask the person in charge of ordering food to order something that you can eat. If for some reason talking to that person directly doesn’t make sense, I’d explain what’s up to your manager, since she already knows about your pregnancy, and ask her her support in broadening what’s being offered, without tying it to you. (If Well, you could job search.

2016 40

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I just moved to a new city, and an expert in my field offered to introduce me to several directors and managers via email since I’m looking for a job. I’ve been stuck doing retail and temp jobs for a few years. Or is it case where there’s nothing reasonable I could be doing (except be in a different job gaining relevant experience) so asking the question is inappropriate? While I am happy to be employed, my job is not very fulfilling.

2012 54

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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I’d be willing to do that for $x/hour if that would be helpful.&# (This may lead to a consulting arrangement, but more likely it’ll lead to them leaving you alone.) I mentored my replacement, and I feel like I have a personal and professional investment in her success.

2011 77

a bomb scare made me late to an interview, agenda for meeting with a new boss, and more

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I had an interview on Wednesday for a job that is very promising for me. I don’t want these people to think that I’m a chronically late person and I’ve been out of work for a while. Long story short, they were trying to back-date my last day of employment to retroactively cancel my insurance (I was out on FMLA and then not able to return to work because I moved for my husband’s job). Should I just leave well enough alone?

2013 56