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Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 26

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 26

Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles. This week, we take a look at reasons why you didn’t get the job, how to manage a bad manager, and more!   4 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job—Despite Following All the Rules You still didn’t get the job even though your cover letter […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 25

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 25

  Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles. This week, we review failure, low-ball salary offers, and job-hunting while pregnant.   Corny, But So True: 3 Life Lessons Failure Teaches You There are some lessons in life that can only be learned from failure, like the value of persistence.   How To […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 24

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 24

  Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. See what’s trending this week:   Ten Good Reasons To Quit Your Job This article from Forbes’ career expert Liz Ryan reminds us that we’re never trapped in a job, regardless of how we feel. Need permission to quit your job? […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 23

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 23

Whether you’re quitting, job-hunting, or interviewing – this week’s top career articles have something in store for you! How to Turbocharge Your Productivity, According to a New York Times Reporter Who’s Literally Written Books on the Topic New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg reveals his strategy for being more productive, and how to use Disney’s […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 22

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 22

Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. See what’s trending this week: The Five Worst Reasons To Stay In A Lousy Job Don’t let these 5 reasons keep you in a job you hate! Learn why this excuses don’t actually hold up, and how you can break free. […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 21

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 21

  Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog reviews top career articles to help you soar professionally. This week, we turn our focus to termination and job-hunting.   Ask A Manager: I Was Fired For Taking Initiative (And Undermining My Manager) When does taking initiative turn into undermining your manager? This reader found out the hard way.   […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 20

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 20

  Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. This week, we take a look at job satisfaction, workplace politics, and more!   Ask A Manager: How Important Is Job Satisfaction, Really? A reader asks about the importance of liking your job.   My Boss Threatened Me With A Bad […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 19

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 19

  Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. See what’s trending this week:   Google’s April Fools’ Prank Backfires Google is famous for their annual April Fools’ Day jokes, but this year may have gone too far.   Can Leadership Skills Be Taught? Forbes Magazine’s Liz Ryan discusses […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 18

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 18

  Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. See what’s trending this week:     10 Tips for Standing Out on LinkedIn Get the most out of LinkedIn by following these simple steps.   Ask A Manager: I Was Laid Off And Now My Manager Wants My Help […]

Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

As a manager, are you obligated to be a reference to a former employee? A letter-writers asks Ask A Manager’s Allison Green about the issue, and whether a small token of gratitude is required to former managers who act as references.