At Work / Business

Beat the HR Screening By Going Direct to Manager

Q: I got a full-time job at 60 because I looked up the vice president's name and emailed my resume directly to him. I saw a job advertised that was below my skill and experience level, but I wanted to get into the company. I was tired of working...

Preparing to Find Work Over 50

Q: I am over 50, but people I work with think I look like I'm in my 40s. I have more energy naturally than anyone I know. I am educated and think it's required in this day to keep up on technology. The one thing I do have that's of the old ...

Complaint About Boss Boomerangs

Q: Frustrated with my new boss who has been with the company for just one month, I filed a formal complaint with our human resources department regarding her lack of communication and her unequal division of work among the employees in our ...

Preparing Oneself in a Corporate Merger

Q: For more than five years, I've managed a technology department at an international company. The company is merging with another major company and we are being restructured. Two major locations in two states are affected. Some employees have ...

To Work or Not To Work: Insurance Will Decide

Q: I have been a tax and accounting professional for the past 10 years. My mentor left the company, along with some others with whom I worked very well. I was asked to advance to a higher position under a man with clear personality problems, so ...