At Work / Business

New Worker Confused by Hiring Manager Demotion

Q: I was hired by the department manager, who seemed like a good guy. Several months later, he was demoted, and the job was turned into a joint position held by three people. It hardly seems fair to me. I know I am new, but I feel a sense of ...

Successful Interviews Are Not for the Naive

Q: I am a professional woman who works directly for a respected partner in a firm. This partner is obsessive about everything -- especially the results she gets when she asks others to research her questions. She doubts the results are accurate,...

American Indians Grace the Newest US Buck

There's something comforting about things being constant. Take summertime. For many, that means camp and vacations. Within those there is another constant -- American Indians.

Think about it. There isn't a place in the U.S. that wasn't once ...

Smart Way to Change Careers, Change Locations

Q: I've wanted to move out of state all my life but always found excuses to not follow through. I was too attached to my family, friends and surroundings. Now I am ready to let go and start anew, but I want to be smart about it. I have a brave ...

Knowing Oneself Allows for Wiser Career Choices

Q: Many years ago, I finished all my classes in a Ph.D. program at a top 10 university, but for some reason -- I can't recall why -- I didn't go through with writing my dissertation. It has bothered me for all these years, but I never even looked ...