Q: My career in sales has spanned over the same major industry, and I've changed jobs each time to make more money. I am not attached to working in this particular industry, but I'm now considering changing fields because my job requires a lot of physical labor. I have to check product in our warehouses and sometimes bring it to customers when...Read more
Q: I just graduated with my bachelor's degree in advertising from a university in Chicago. I would like to return to New York City. Both my parents passed at the end of high school, so I was suddenly on my own. I moved in with a friend who is a year older than I am, and she and her family were very kind. During that time, her father got her a ...Read more
Q: Everyone's always saying to be positive, so I am whenever I'm asked how I like my job. I make $70,000 plus a year, which is more than any of my friends, and I get to travel to interesting cities with fabulous restaurants. What people don't think about is how tiring it is to travel all week, every week. I make the phone calls and ...Read more
Q: I came to the U.S. at 45 years old, married for 30 years, and with two children. My English wasn't so good, so I got a job as a caregiver at a nursing home. I came from a large family where we took care of each other, so I loved my job because it reminded me of being with family. The seniors were always happy to help me with my English, and...Read more
Q: My friend got her bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work. She then got a degree as a counselor/social worker. People can get degrees in almost anything if they are intelligent enough to understand the material they study and pass the required tests. A degree is not a good judge of how a person will be in a career...Read more
Q: What is a "reasonable accommodation"? I am an office worker and recently developed a disorder that caused an extreme pain and weakness in one arm. I could not be offered adequate pain relief and certain activities made the pain and weakness worse. I took an FMLA leave to have time off for medical appointments, and the doctor was very clear ...Read more
Q: The worst people to work with are those who refuse to learn. I just had a coworker waste 30 minutes of my time because she didn't like me texting her to get an answer on information I needed. Instead of her getting me the information, she walked into my office to ask if I had face-to-face communications problems because I always text her. I ...Read more
Q: I work for the smallest department ever -- we have a boss and two of us co-workers, a man and I'm a woman. The boss is a 40ish-year-old woman; we are late 20s. Our boss doesn't wear revealing or tight clothing, but she comes across as a very sexual person. She favors my male co-worker like I've never seen. Around me, she's normal and ...Read more
Q: I had to do an internship in my last quarter to graduate with a bachelor's degree in advertising. The internship paid nothing, but I got credit as if it were a class. Our administrator seemed nice enough, but she should not have approved the organization. They were supposed to teach me real life experience in advertising.
It was a total ...Read more
Q: My brother-in-law, 54, was laid off (downsized) from his high paying tech job 18 months ago. He has looked rigorously for a new job, but to no avail. Since he's been unemployed, his hair has turned completely white and he has grown a full beard, which is also pure white. I wonder if this is not a drawback in his job hunt. He seems to think ...Read more
Q: I don't think companies want resumes that sell the person. They want to know what the person can specifically do to accomplish their goals. Even if it's only 10 percent of all they can do, that's what the candidate should be presenting to the interviewer. The rest is useless noise.
The entire concept of a resume forces the hiring manager ...Read more
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Q: I am pursuing a new job. Out of the blue, a headhunter called and had a job he thought would fit me, and one I would like. I've had five interviews with the company, once with one person and twice with my potential boss and her boss. The company now wants me to interview four more times, once with the CFO and CEO, and with two people I've ...Read more
Q: I just got the worst review in my career. I know I could improve a little, but my boss included comments that make me sound like I don't know anything.
It couldn't have come at a worse time: My wife has taken a good job in a city two hours away, and fours hours a day of traveling is too much. Since her job is a great opportunity, I was gong ...Read more