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What HR Can’t Tell You

What HR Can’t Tell You

While your HR department can be a valuable resource, certain topics are off-limits. Here are a few topics HR won’t address with you, according to the Glassdoor Blog.   If You’re Underpaid It’s not very surprising that revealing whether or not you’re underpaid is often not in your HR department’s best interest. Having said that, […]

How To Be Unavailable On The Weekends

How To Be Unavailable On The Weekends

What can you do when your new boss complains about his inability to reach you over the weekend? Be direct, maintain your boundaries, and let him know your personal time is valuable.

Why Aiming too High Can Hurt Your Chances of a Raise

You wanted a raise but didn’t get it. Why not?

Interview Question; How did you handle a difficult situation?

Jobspeaker is back again with great advice on the right way to tell future employers how you handled a difficult situation. Get your pencils out, because this one requires a little planning.   When an employer asks you to describe a time “you handled a difficult situation,” they’re really looking for a time when you […]

What’s the Policy on Office Holiday Parties?

What’s the Policy on Office Holiday Parties?

Are you dreading your office holiday party and already thinking of excuses to bow out? If your boss expects you to attend or you feel pressure to make an appearance, Ask A Manager’s Alison Green suggests you suck it up and get into the Holiday spirit. She says: “…There are other companies where you’re really expected […]

Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work and What To Do Instead

Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work and What To Do Instead

New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. Why? Cause we create them as a way to keep ourselves in-line, without much thought or planning as to why or how we’ll succeed. New Year’s resolutions often take the place of our nagging inner voices, telling us we need to be better. Forbes’ Liz Ryan suggests […]

Low ball Salary Offers and Why You’re Underpaid

Low ball Salary Offers and Why You’re Underpaid

This week was all about salary: when to walk away from a low salary, why you’re being paid so little, and how to deal with a boss who limits your salary based on their own.

Just Started and Ready to Quit?

Just Started and Ready to Quit?

Did you know 31 percent of all new hires quit within the first 6 months on the job? That’s a surprisingly high number that comes down to three things: Employees not wanting to do the job they were hired for The job didn’t match the description they applied for They didn’t like their boss To […]

Interview Question – Tell Me Why You’re Leaving Your Current Job

Interview Question – Tell Me Why You’re Leaving Your Current Job

For such a commonly asked interview question, answering why you’re leaving your current role can be one of the most difficult and uncomfortable questions to address.

Stock Options, and Bad Coworkers

Stock Options, and Bad Coworkers

Every week, the Actuary.com Employment Blog brings you the top career articles with the best advice. This week, we’re looking at resources to help you write a cover letter! Your Guide to Your First Week on the Job Set yourself up for a great first week of work at your new job with advice from […]