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Career Shifters

“It was difficult not to feel attached to the identity that I'd carried for 15 years.”. Verity knew it was time for a new challenge: something that would both stretch her and offer the flexibility she needed.

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9 Ways to Use Your Public Library on Your Job Search

Career Realism

As the Internet age continues to flourish, the public library increasingly seems to be one of the most overlooked and underutilized vehicles for job seeking. Here are nine great ways in which your public library can enhance your job search. Job search public library image from Bigstock.

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Libraries: A Job Stalker's Best Friend

Job Stalker

So although you may miss Brendan’s pithy introductions, now I can actually post my weekly entry directly… and I can even do it from the convenience of my local library. After months of work, Brendan has finally enabled me to post directly to this very blog! We’ve all read about possible impending budget cuts (and some. Read more »

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Top 5 Ways to Use Your Public Library as a Career Exploration Tool

Career Key

I use my library card a lot and enjoy Seattle Public Library's (SPL) new, Koolhaas-designed downtown Central branch pictured at left. Do you have other suggestions for using your library to explore careers?

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Did You Hear? It Seems More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs

Sklover Working Wisdom

General Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your JobAccording to Government Statistics, More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs Than Have Done so for Decades.

2018 130

Key Man / Key Woman Clause – How to Protect Your Key Business Relations

Sklover Working Wisdom

Contract Clauses How to Get Job Offers and Offer Letters Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Suggested Clauses and Provisions“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”. – Michael LeBoeuf.

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Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 2 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

General/Miscellaneous Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Job Offers Job Offers and Offer Letters Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Personal Insights“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney.

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Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

General/Miscellaneous Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Job Offers Job Offers and Offer Letters Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Personal Insights“It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”. – Roy E. Disney.

2018 130

Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 10: No Road Signs

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Disputes and Resolving Them General Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Process Insights Resolving Disputes with Present EmployersAgreements without Page Numbers, Section Headings, or Paragraph Letters are Trying to Hide Things from You.

2017 158

Being Bully-Boss’ed? – The 57 Signs. Is It Happening to You?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Hostility/Bullying in General Involuntary Resignation Monthly Newsletter Library The Bully Boss The Bully Boss and Hostility When is Involuntary Resignation appropriate “I find in most circumstances people leave bosses, not companies.”. – John Rampton. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Over the past two years, Nike has terminated five senior executives for being bully bosses – four men and one woman. One of those terminated had been identified as the probable next CEO.

2018 100

10 CV Mistakes That Put Employers Off Your Candidate

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruiting 10 Tips candidate client cv-library CVs Recruiter Social MediaIf your candidate is applying for new opportunities, you need to see off their competition and show that they are the best person for the job. This starts with their CV.

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Beware of “Likely Successor Risk”

Sklover Working Wisdom

How to Keep Job Offers Job Offers and Offer Letters Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library— Danger Ahead: Beware the Danger of “Likely Successor Risk” —. In new employment, all employees face the risk of being a “new kid on the block.”

2017 130

Job Security Secret: Don’t elevate a problem without also suggesting a well-considered solution (or two).

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other ThoughtsSecret of Job Security #4: It’s just undeniable. It makes common sense. Studies have confirmed it.

2017 130

Garden Leave. Is Negotiable

Sklover Working Wisdom

After Resigning Common Clauses and Provisions Contract Clauses Garden Leave Monthly Newsletter Library Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Resigning from Your Job“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”. – Albert Einstein.

2018 109

A Negotiating Story – “Monticello”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Locating Leverage Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation PointersThe True Story: Thomas Jefferson’s home, located outside Charlottesville, Virginia, is named “Monticello.” It includes a sprawling plantation house and outbuildings that are preserved as a museum and popular tourist attraction.

2015 164

The Ambiguities Clause. What’s That?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Common Clauses and Provisions Contract Clauses Monthly Newsletter Library Specific Terms and Provisions“Close your eyes to see clearly.”. – Ancient Zen Saying. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Something I have learned over decades of being an attorney is that the law is mostly common sense, a kind of practical wisdom, applicable to different situations, handed down from one generation to the next.

2018 100

Cancer, Job Applicants & the Law – Eight Most Common Questions Answered

Sklover Working Wisdom

Disability Disability and Pregnancy Interviews Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Monthly Newsletter Library“Whoever said winning isn’t everything. wasn’t fighting cancer.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Theresa, 48, an experienced Architectural Draftswoman, was seeking to return to the workforce after not working for four years.

2018 100

Retention Agreement Contain a Release? If So, It Just Might Be Your Severance

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Monthly Newsletter Library Retention Bonuses & Agreements Unique Situations“Don’t tell me of deception. A lie is a lie, whether to the ear or to the eye.”. – Samuel Johnson.

2017 126

Promise Received at Work? Ask These Two Critical Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

Contract Clauses Job Offers and Offer Letters Miscellaneous Newsletters and Q & A’s Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Process Insights“People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them.”. – Author Unknown.

2018 100

The Future of Work – Wherever You’re Headed, Get on Board “The Digital Express”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Monthly Newsletter Library

2016 130

Your Complaint Labeled “Baseless”? Consider an “Investigation Push Back Letter”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Disability Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Filing a Claim Miscellaneous Monthly Newsletter Library Speaking Out and Retaliation The Bully Boss The Bully Boss and Hostility“ To err is human. To blame it on someone else shows management potential.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Gary, 44, was a staff writer for an online entertainment industry blogsite. Most of his writing in recent years was about trends in subscriptions to live streaming music.

2017 122

About Our Working Beliefs

Sklover Working Wisdom

Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Monthly Newsletter Library Uncategorized No employee is entitled to a job. No employer is entitled to a slave. Employees owe a duty of loyalty to their employers. Employers owe a duty of fairness to their employees.

2013 151

Offer Letter or Company Plan – Which One Governs?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Basics Benefits, Pensions and Perq's Contract Clauses Insurance and Other Benefits Job Offers and Offer Letters Miscellaneous Compensation Monthly Newsletter Library Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Raise, Bonus, Compensation Stock, Stock Options, "Equity" Suggested Clauses and Provisions“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”. – Albert Einstein.

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Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Job Offers Job Offers and Offer Letters Miscellaneous Compensation Monthly Newsletter Library Raise, Bonus, Compensation Unique Situations“When the devil loses his job, he becomes a tax collector.”. – Greek Proverb. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : It goes without saying: just as it is wise to look before you leap, when changing jobs, so too is it wise to consider the many steps you can legally take to minimize your future tax liabilities.

2017 100

“Sorry, but you are overqualified.” – Here’s a way past that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Interviews Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Monthly Newsletter Library Resume ? “Ignoring an awkward truth does as much damage. as fabricating a comforting lie.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Phil, 58, had always worked in sales of autos, trucks and their parts. His last position was as a Regional Manager for a distributor of parts for light-duty trucks, responsible for sales to 14 dealerships in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So

Sklover Working Wisdom

Attorneys and Recruiters Choosing an Attorney Disputes and Resolving Them Monthly Newsletter Library Protecting Yourself Resolving Disputes with Former Employers Resolving Disputes with Present Employers Speaking Out and Retaliation“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence,”. one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.”. – Czeslaw Milosz. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : John Slowik, the former Chief Compliance Officer of Olympus America, Inc.,

Recommended Resources.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Benefits, Pensions and Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library Pensions and Retirement Recommended Resources Five Helpful Social Security Sites.

New Manager? – Big Risks Ahead! Eight Signs to Watch Out For

Sklover Working Wisdom

Hostility/Bullying in General Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Thoughts Performance Improvement Plans Performance Reviews The Bully Boss and Hostility“The paranoid person is never entirely mistaken.”. – Sigmund Freud. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Quite frankly, there are so many actual case histories of “New Manager Risk” that I could write an entire book on the subject.

2017 100

“Best Excuses to Attend Job Interviews” – Five Guidelines for Choosing Yours

Sklover Working Wisdom

Interviews Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Monthly Newsletter Library“Go where you are celebrated, not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Marsha, a Payroll Supervisor at a Medical Laboratory, was recruited by a larger healthcare company for a position as Director of Compensation.

2017 100

Know Who Your Employer Is? – You May Be Wrong.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Common Clauses and Provisions Contract Clauses Job Offers and Offer Letters Monthly Newsletter Library Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Specific Terms and Provisions“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little bit more open-minded.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Case History #1: Newly Established Entity: George interviewed for a position with a well-known sales and marketing agency headquartered in Italy.

2017 100

Is it RIGHT to do THAT? Ethics Clarified by Six Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

Employment Info and Insight Miscellaneous Misconduct and Bad Behavior Monthly Newsletter Library Speaking Out and Retaliation“f you don’t want anyone to know what you are doing, just don’t do it.”. – Yiddish Proverb. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Amy, a friend of many years, called my office one day, asking if she might speak with me confidentially. And she didn’t want to speak on the telephone. So we agreed to meet in a coffee shop the next day.

2016 116

The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees

Sklover Working Wisdom

About Human Resources Attorneys and Recruiters Disputes and Resolving Them Locating Leverage Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Resolving Disputes with Former Employers Using an Attorney's Help“Without accountability, we cannot expect responsibility.”. From each and every event and circumstance, we can take away important lessons to guide our future actions. Some are obvious, others not. Some are important, others not.

2017 100

Hey, It’s August. We Call This “Protect Your ‘Rolodex’ Month”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before Resigning Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiating ? Seven Ways to Ensure Your Contact Info is Never Lost. “As As a general rule, the most successful [person] in life. Is the [person] who has the best information.”. – Benjamin Disraeli. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : For over three decades, I have assisted employees in the navigation and negotiation of their issues and opportunities at work.

2016 109

FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You

Sklover Working Wisdom

FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Monthly Newsletter Library Parenting and Working“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”. – Ellen DeGeneres. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Just recently, in the course of representing a client, I carefully reviewed the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) law and its regulations.

2016 100

Growing Business Need Funding? Think “S.L.I.C.E.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Going Out on Your Own Miscellaneous Monthly Newsletter Library“In capitalism, if you don’t have the capital, you can’t get the ism.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Actually, I’ve assisted in numerous case histories on this issue. So many of my clients have, sooner or later, earlier or later in life, decided to leave the world of employment and go out on their own into one sort of business or another.

2016 109

“Injunctive Relief” Clauses in Contracts – What Do They Mean?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Disputes and Resolving Them General Monthly Newsletter Library Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Resolving Disputes with Former Employers Trade Secrets Trade Secrets and Confidentiality“Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.”. – William S. Burroughs. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Most employment contracts have a section in them, usually toward the end of the contract, labeled “Injunctive Relief,” or a phrase containing similar sounding words.

2016 100

Your Company Considering Investors? Get Ready to call the “C.O.P.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Going Out on Your Own Miscellaneous Monthly Newsletter Library“ In capitalism, those with the capital usually get the ism.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Paul and his partner, Elise, seemed to be “riding a rocket.” Their six-year-old software company had come up with a very neat solution to a common business problem, namely, real-time updating of the prices charged by a company’s critical suppliers. It almost ensured lowest prices.

2016 109

Heard a Recruiter is Shopping Your Job? Here’s Nine Suggested Steps

Sklover Working Wisdom

Disputes and Resolving Them Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiating ? “People don’t mind being used, but they don’t like being discarded.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Barbara, a Human Resources Vice President had worked for 12 years for a large Midwestern hospital, where she oversaw professional staff development. All seemed fine at work, and she was soon to take a vacation. She called us at the suggestion of a former client of ours.

2016 100

Military? – Special Civilian Job Rights are Yours

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Employee Rights Employment Info and Insight How to Get Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Discrimination“ For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Are you or a loved one a member of the U.S. Armed Forces? National Guard? Reserves? Being called up for military service or training? Considering signing up for service or training?

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before Negotiating How to Respond Monthly Newsletter Library Performance Improvement Plans Severance Packages“Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad.”. – Henry Kissinger. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : As readers of this blogsite know, it is my professional opinion that at least 90% of Performance Improvement Plans (“PIPs”), also called Performance Enhancement Plans (“PEPs”), are fraudulent at their very core. You might be thinking “Gee, isn’t the word ‘fraud’ a little harsh?

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