Fri.Dec 04, 2020

update: will it hurt my chances of getting hired if I can only do video interviews?

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who was worried she was less likely to get hired if she could only do video interviews ? (#2

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open thread – December 4-5, 2020

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It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. *

2020 26

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it’s your Friday good news

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It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I have spent the last 10 years working in education. Even though I have a license and my city constantly complains about a lack of teachers I couldn’t even get an interview because of a 15 year old shoplifting charge. I finally got a position in a school essentially working as a teacher but at an assistant’s salary. One of my coworkers told me about a company hiring with a reputation for hiring educators.

2020 20

updates: the social boss, knowing when to lean out, and more

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It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My boss wants to hang out socially to improve our relationship. As I’m sure many of the updates go this year, COVID-19 hit my company pretty hard. To their immense credit, they funneled resources into keeping all employees safe and on staff.

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