September 2012

Sunday night question queue

It’s the Sunday night question queue — seven short answers to seven short questions. Today, you’re don’t want to work under a new boss, your coworker won’t stop sneezing, you’ve been told you have a loud personality, and more. Here we go… 1. Talking about ideal work environment in an interview I had an interview yesterday […]

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dream role vs dream company

A reader writes: If I’m lucky, next week I’ll receive two job offers with pretty similar salaries. I’m extremely excited, however, I have a bit of a dilemma: Job 1: Dream company, not dream position I LOVE THIS COMPANY! I can’t stress that enough; I would be honored to be a part of their team! […]

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managers pushing us to work harder while we wait to be laid off

A reader writes: In mid-August, my company informed us that my department was to be laid-off sometime in September. It is now the end of September and we have not had any more information about the layoffs. Our bi-weekly department meetings have been cancelled and my direct managers have no information. Our senior managers have […]

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what signals are you sending job candidates?

When employers are interviewing job candidates, they think a lot about the signals candidates send them about their work ethic, responsiveness, and other elements of what they’d be like to work with. But too often, employers neglect to think about what signals they’re sending to candidates. And job candidates can pick up signals from every element […]

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fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

It’s fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Responding to a personal attack on LinkedIn I’ve been participating on a LinkedIn Poll recently, delivering my comments on a particular poll question, and much to my disappointment, someone responded to one of my comments very inappropriately. He basically […]

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interviewing with a company you’re in awe of

A reader writes: I am applying for a job for a company where I am personally a HUGE fan of everything they have ever made. I have other similar items in my collection, but this company makes the most EPIC ones of these item ever. That being said (and I know I am assuming a […]

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I don’t want to drive my coworker to work events

A reader writes: A coworker just asked me to give him rides to several offsite events that we both work on in the next month. The coworker has a car, but usually bikes to work. This person is at the same level as my boss and works closely with him. However, the coworker is not […]

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