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did I lead my interviewer on?

A reader: I have been working for a company (Company A) for six months now, on a temporary contract. The pay is good and the hours are flexible, and as I would like to start studying part time soon this arrangement suits me. I don’t see a lot of potential for growth in this company, […]

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should I leave my good job for a better one?

A reader writes: I took a job at a company a little over a year ago after being unemployed following being a part of a large lay-off. I was so grateful for the job and ended up really loving the company and its culture. After the trauma of the lay-off, I passionately told them that […]

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how to negotiate salary … without getting your offer pulled

I hear from a lot of people who are worried that if they try to negotiate salary with a new employer, they might lose the job offer altogether. There have even been a few widely publicized stories of employers pulling offers after a candidate tried to negotiate. In reality, though, the chances of an offer being […]

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how to ask your interviewer for a flexible schedule

A reader writes: I’m in the process of looking for a new job and I’ve run into a bit of an issue. My young son is disabled and requires a lot of doctor and therapy appointments. My husband and I split this up as much as possible and always try to keep our time scheduled […]

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my new job comes with a surprise relocation pay-back clause

A reader writes: I was recently recruited for a new role at a Company A, a major corporation with offices around the country. When they first reached out to me several weeks ago, I was very upfront that while I might consider relocating to the company’s headquarters in Michigan, my strong preference would be to […]

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