October 2014

should I let a company pay to use my resume in a job bid?

A reader writes: I am an IT professional with 10 years of experience across consulting, public service, finance, and software. Typically I contract into companies for periods ranging from 3 months to 18 months to work on projects and then move on again. Recently I have realized that I am my brand – in other […]

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how to convince your boss to give you more responsibility

If you’d like to take on more responsibility – a new project, more senior-level work, or perhaps a leadership role – how can you convince your boss to give you a shot? At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about the four key steps to persuading your boss to let you take on […]

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my boss thinks I made a mistake — but I didn’t

A reader writes: I’ve been at my current job as an editor for two years now and so far I have had a very nice experience. I report to a manager who reports to the director. The director assigns me work often. She doesn’t really work with any of the other editors directly so I […]

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update: when a married client brings his mistress to dinner

Remember the letter-writer whose married client brought his mistress to a business dinner? Here’s an update. I wish I had a happier ending to this story, but for right now, I don’t. After our work event that involved the client who brought his mistress, I took a lot of the feedback from your readers into […]

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5 rules for celebrating Halloween at work

Halloween can be scary at work, and not just because of the sugar-induced behavioral changes in colleagues who overdo it on the candy. It’s the one day of the year when the normal rules about what to wear to work don’t apply, and all too often, people end up inadvertently crossing lines that offend, embarrass […]

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Sunday free-for-all – October 26, 2014

It’s the weekend free-for-all. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly non-work only; if you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related open thread on Fridays.) Have at it.

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