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Over 40? 7 Ways To Beat Age Discrimination In Your Job Search

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Too often, these individuals find themselves looking for months, and even then, they wind up taking a job that is part-time or for less pay. They don’t want to let too much time lapse between jobs, either because they know that gaps in employment sometimes poses its own set of problems.

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Today, I spoke to the person would be my direct manager.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

how to stand out at a job fair

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter).

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. Over 50% of the time.

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. My time’s limited!

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there. You will be able to review their resume, interview them, and see if there is a fit before any fee is charged.

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. Reply Ask a Manager January 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm I so agree!

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my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) If it isn’t, then is what he does in his private life really his manager’s concern? Get an Ask a Manager mug.

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my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. It’s STORY TIME!

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. My couch, most of the time.) I see this advice all the time — “Can’t get a job?

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job? January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. It’s incredibly rude and inconsiderate, but it does happen all the time.

things that aren't good ideas #78

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm Yes!

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 10 mistakes you’re making on your resume March 28, 2011 Over at U.S. Reply Ask a Manager March 29, 2011 at 10:49 am Yep, you can go straight into work experience or education, or you can start with a “summary&# section at the top instead, where you highlight key qualifications (which seems to be the new thing). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

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at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? I say presumptuous because the interviewer sort of assumed that you would have the cash on hand to pay for coffee (or whatever). Get an Ask a Manager mug.

good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager good management: finding out what’s NOT getting done March 28, 2011 Someone told me recently that I was his only manager who ever asked him to specifically report on what he wasn’t getting done. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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Lay out a time line for accomplishing these goals over the course of a year. You already have a time line all laid out, so it’ll be easy to drop in the numbers. Small adjustments in timing or resources can make a big difference! Same for phone, utilities, etc.

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now? March 15, 2011 A reader writes: When you are managing others, how do you know when you are expecting too much or setting expectations too high? Get an Ask a Manager mug.

manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts March 3, 2011 A reader writes: I own a small business and one of my managers is Facebook friends with me and all her staff members. See if she wants time off.

book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager book review, other people’s families, and mango sticky rice April 5, 2011 There’s a very nice review of my e-book over at YouShouldOnlyKnow , a blog I have long adored, run by Erica Manney. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? Which means that they’re wasting the time of the employees they send, and they’re wasting the time of job fair attendees like you. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 1,000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence) February 3, 2011 This is my 1,000th blog post! “You make me want to be a better [manager].&# Reply Ask a Manager February 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm I still miss your old blog!

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? And my entire team of about 30 works those hours so it’s not poor time management on my part. off-topic Reply Ask a Manager February 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm Good.

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support?

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams March 30, 2011 A reader writes: Can you give some general advice to us desperate job-seekers when answering ads on sites like Craigslist? Reply Ask a Manager March 31, 2011 at 11:53 am Wow.

should you include a short-term job on your resume?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should you include a short-term job on your resume? If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 10:00 am I’m pretty sure (but not positive) that it depends on the wording of the form. Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm I’m going to disagree! Get an Ask a Manager mug. is that interview question legal?

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manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager manager who’s bad at numbers is panicking over budget process March 31, 2011 A reader writes: I am a new manager in a rather large department and am working on my budget for 2011/12. Same for phone, utilities, etc.

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned.

something cool and free for you

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager something cool and free for you February 15, 2011 I’m really impatient. Reply Ask a Manager February 16, 2011 at 9:21 am No, it’s 100% free. Reply Ask a Manager February 16, 2011 at 11:02 am Okay, got you some information.

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions April 2, 2011 It’s once again time for short answer Saturday — six short answers to six short questions. Can my manager ask if I’m looking for a new job?

apparently (many) outplacement firms suck — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager apparently (many) outplacement firms suck February 1, 2011 Check out this Wall St. Reply Ask a Manager February 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm Right, you don’t want someone who sucked at hiring. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

when's the right time to ask for a raise?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager when’s the right time to ask for a raise? April 4, 2011 When’s the last time you asked for a raise? News & World Report this week is about the right times and wrong times to ask for a raise. Posted in salary When’s the last time you asked for a raise? Part of being a senior manager is thinking about the good of the company rather than myself. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions February 6, 2011 It’s short answer Sunday (barely; I’m 90 minutes away from midnight, but hey, I got it done). Get an Ask a Manager mug. is that interview question legal?

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 5, 2011 Well, the title is misleading, because not all of these questions are short. A new manager got appointed to be my boss just over a year ago.

Valentine's Day round-up

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Valentine’s Day round-up February 14, 2011 In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here’s a round-up of some past posts that involved romantic relationships — some good, some bad, and some really weird. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

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should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Part of what I’ve done is to collect around 20 interview questions and write down my answers. Really really weird and not a good use of my time.

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager do I have to be perfect to get a job? February 24, 2011 A reader writes: I have not worked full time in over a year and a half and have been unemployed for two months, when my seasonal job came to an end. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me. area nonprofit manager?