Since most of you are now back at work after being away from the holidays, here’s what you missed while you were gone:
1. I posted what might be one of the most useful things I’ve posted for job-searchers in a long time, and for some reason I had the terrible timing of posting it during one of the lowest-blog-traffic weeks of the year, so you should read it now if you missed it then:
2. We had a slew of updates from readers who had their questions answered here last year, including updates about the employee who wouldn’t stop hugging people, the farting coworker, the coworker demanding rides to work events, and more. You can read all the updates here.
3. I got engaged. To be married. Yay!
4. We determined that sales jobs, contrary to popular myth, are not an exception to the “don’t call to follow up on your job application” rule, and they shall henceforth no longer be mentioned as one by me.