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If You Get Fired, Can You Still Get Your Job Back? - Posted December 22, 2014
A similar headline in today's New York Post caught our attention. At first glance we're thinking wait a second, if you're fired why would you ever want to work for that same employer again? Dignity, people! ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Can You Tactfully Turn Down a Cheesy Company Gift & Ask For Cash Instead? - Posted December 8, 2014
Let's put it this way: No. As per a piece in today's New York Post, a reader celebrates his or her 10th anniversary at work with a plaque and catalogue to select a token gift worth $200. The reader asks, "Would it be unc... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle an Unethical Boss With Bogus Expenses - Posted December 1, 2014
With the spirit of last week's post about horrible bosses pegged to the sequel, let's continue the conversation, okay? According to a piece in today's ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Effectively Turn Down an Internal Offer to Relocate - Posted November 24, 2014
Picture it. You're working really hard and expecting a promotion. Congratulations, it's now on its way! The only catch? It's another city. As in another state. As in you need to relocate. According to a piece in today's New Yor... [MediaJobsDaily]

Should You Work Late Even When You Don't Get Paid Overtime? - Posted November 10, 2014
Ah, the corporate conundrum. We totally get it. You aren't eligible for overtime pay but your job has a workload that represents more than a standard 9 to 5 gig. A reader wrote into The New York Post today with the same dil... [MediaJobsDaily]

Should You Pursue a Job For Love or Money? - Posted November 3, 2014
Ah, it's the million-dollar question. Should you pursue a job for love or for the money? Here's the thing: we don't have the answer to that question since it's all relative and it's definitely all personal. It's up to you to come up with the conclusion for yourself. According to a piece on... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Scoop Behind Reference Checks & Employee Rights - Posted September 15, 2014
If you're interviewing and curious about what your current employer can dish to your future employer during a reference check, listen up. Overall, your only right as an employee is for an employer to not make slanderous statements. If you're currently negotiating a settlement with your current employer, then... [MediaJobsDaily]

Should You Pursue J-School if Your Career is Stalling? - Posted August 4, 2014
A piece in today's New York Post got us thinking. That is, a reader asked for advice by mentioning he or she has been passed over a few times for a promotion and "yet no one at work complains about my work performance." ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Remember a Colleague's Name - Posted March 24, 2014
Have you ever gotten a case of the I-just-met-you-and-I-have-no-idea-what-your-name-is blues? No worries there, it's impacted us, too. You've just been introduced to someone and less than three minutes later, his or her name escapes you. Well, according to today's ... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Scoop on Protecting Your Own Data On Your Company's Phone - Posted February 10, 2014
Back in the day, if you left your job you really only had to be concerned about your online files and some occasional hard copy ones. Well, corporate devices complicate things because they're technically owned by your employer. And yet when you leave, regardless of where the data resides, the device needs... [MediaJobsDaily]

Taxi Cab Wisdom: Networking Anywhere & Everywhere (Back Seats Included) - Posted November 4, 2013
A piece in today's New York Post got us thinking. A taxi cab driver wrote into the career advice column saying he wants to get an office job. It reminded us of old school networking basics. Striking up a conve... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Tactfully Ditch Your Current Mentor & Ask For a New One - Posted October 21, 2013
Picture it. You're assigned a shiny, new mentor. They're older, wiser and look at that! An executive as well. The only issue? He or she is into gossip, seems political and simply doesn't share the same point of view that you do. What should you do? According to ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle an Impractical Boss - Posted October 14, 2013
Do you have a boss who's a bit out of touch with reality? If so, listen up. A piece in today's New York Post will be right up your alley. The good news is having an unrealistic boss can force you outside your comfort zone. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Is it Age Discrimination if You're Asked to 'Think Younger?' - Posted October 7, 2013
Age discrimination. Ugh. That is, two very ugly words. We read this piece in the New York Post and simply cringed. After all, a reader wrote in to inquire if it was age discrimination when his or her boss asked ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Should You Hire a Career Coach? - Posted September 30, 2013
We know the feeling all too well. You're in a job just itching to get out, you're putting feelers out all over the place to network and you're getting a little anxious. We get it. According to a piece in The New York Post, on... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle Working for Family-Owned Employers - Posted September 3, 2013
Ah, the family business. If you're not a family member but you're employed by small business owners who are related and often squabble, proceed with caution. As per a piece in today's New York Post... [MediaJobsDaily]

Monday Management Tip For New Bosses: How to Get Your Team On Board - Posted August 5, 2013
Happy Monday one and all! If you're a new boss to a group, listen up. A few of your employees may not be on board and thanks to some tips in today's New York Post, there are a few strategies to consider. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle a Bully Boss - Posted July 29, 2013
If you've ever been bullied by a boss, you know the dreaded pit in the stomach feeling. After all, they're an authority figure and it may not seem so easy to stand your ground. You should feel empowered though knowing you don't have to put up with it! According to a piece... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Scoop on Sick Days: Privacy Rights & What You Need to Know - Posted June 3, 2013
It's not atypical to call out sick. After all, we're all under the weather from time to time. The question though is what happens when your employer asks for medical certification during this time to document it. Well, today's ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Three Ways to Climb the Corporate Ladder (& Move Up After Being in the Same Role for Years) - Posted May 28, 2013
Some people leverage a role as a receptionist, administrative assistant, intern, mailroom clerk -- you name it -- to get their foot in the door, make connections and work impeccably to climb the corporate ladder. Well, not every position is a launching pad. What happens if you're an administrative assis... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Scoop on the General Release & Agreement - Posted May 6, 2013
In case you haven't heard of the General Release and Agreement, we're here to give you some insight. Here's the deal: Let's say you get laid off and an employer gives you documentation for your signature in exchange for severance. Essentially, the document indicates you'll waive your rights to sue the company... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle a Big Promotion With a Tiny Raise - Posted April 15, 2013
Congratulations! You worked hard, got recognized and landed that coveted promotion! What happens when the dust settles and you realize your salary hasn't been properly increased to reflect the new job responsibilities? ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle Giving Four Weeks Notice & Then Leaving After Two - Posted April 8, 2013
When we read this piece in today's New York Post, we couldn't nod our heads more in agreement. Not that we agree with the scenario but that we've seen it happen time and time again. Loyal employee decides to give ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Deal With a New Boss & Your Reliable Work From Home Arrangement - Posted March 25, 2013
Here's the situation: Let's just say you were hired under the condition that you were going to be able to work from home. A lot. Each and every day. Whatever the conditions, they were specifically outlined in your offer letter. You've proven yourself, you've remain connected with the home office and you've... [MediaJobsDaily]

Avoiding Job Hopper Status: How Many Months Should You Stick Out a New Job Before Moving On? - Posted March 18, 2013
Picture this: You're three months into a new job and it's not quite what you expected. You want to jump ship but you're concerned about looking like a job hopper on your resume. Should you stick it out at least nine more months so you're there at least a year? ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Lessons in Raising Your Game - Posted March 12, 2013
When we read this piece in The New York Post, we realized it could possibly apply to a lot of people. A reader wrote to the mailbox and asked if you ever thought you were a fraud at work and felt paranoid t... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Ask For a Raise - Posted March 4, 2013
Let's face it. When you work hard, as in really hard to exceed expectations and always meet deadlines, a great work environment is helpful but so is getting paid what you're worth. If you want to ask for an increase in base compensation, be tactful. First, write down tangible reasons why you... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle an Awkward Situation: Seeing Two Colleagues in Compromising Position - Posted February 11, 2013
Here's a conundrum for you: You're strolling your office and open a vacant office innocently searching for office supplies but alas, you find two workers in a very compromising position. What to do? According to Gregory ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle a Loud Colleague - Posted January 7, 2013
Let's face it, at one time or another you probably had a very loud next door neighbor in a cubicle who only knows how to speak with one volume level. Well, it's one thing to tolerate on a short bus ride or cafe, it's quite another when you're trying to concentrate at... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Tactfully Handle Expensive Gifts From Vendors - Posted December 10, 2012
Just as your office may become overflowing with cards and edible treats from colleagues and vendors this holiday season, what happens when an expensive gift arrives at your door? Many companies have policies against accepting such gifts and even if yours doesn't have a policy, it would be prudent to return... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Explain a Two Year Gap on a Resume - Posted December 3, 2012
As the year winds down and we find ourselves heading into 2013 before we know it, there may be some holes in that valuable resume. As in out of work from 2011 to 2012 and now, well... In fact, this was addressed in today's ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle a Technologically Challenged Boss - Posted November 26, 2012
Ever have a boss who's a little slow on the technology uptake? Maybe he or she can't exactly draft an email without taking half an hour or perhaps he or she's always the slowest to learn the new voicemail system that's being implemented. Well, you're not alone if this has happened to you... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Get Back to Business After Natural Disasters - Posted November 5, 2012
As priorities are instantly put into place amidst a natural disaster such as the case here in the northeast, the checklist is simple: Family. Check. Roof over our heads. Check. Heat, hot water, electricity, food. Check, check, check. And yes, check. Well, as time marches on and situations resume to somewhat normal rou... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle Yourself During a Workplace Investigation - Posted October 22, 2012
Here's an interesting situation: An office investigation! Insert ominous music here. Seriously. Investigations are no laughing matter especially when it relates to a colleague. For instance, last week's ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle an Overly Affectionate Colleague - Posted September 24, 2012
Sometimes you have colleagues who are cold as ice and other times? Not so much. For instance, in today's New York Post, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Three Tips to Providing References - Posted September 10, 2012
Looking for a job? You're not alone. So, as you pound the pavement and network your way into a new gig, there's one thing that may go overlooked in the process. And that's the reference. For starters, if your resume is already filling up two pages and you need to trim it... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle a Boss Who E-mails 24/7 - Posted August 13, 2012
Ah, we know this all too well. A boss sending e-mails at all hours of the morning, noon, and oh yes -- night. How can you demonstrate you're a responsive employee while also creating boundaries so you don't succomb to responding post-midnight? According to ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Managerial Advice to Keep Staff Off E-mails During Meetings: Just Don't Do It - Posted August 6, 2012
Sure, you may have been known to peek at your mobile device during a meeting but guess what? It could really get on your manager's nerves. So, what if you're that manager trying to run an efficient meeting, only to look around the conference table and see the tops of everyone's heads... [MediaJobsDaily]

Think Bosses Don't Notice Tardiness? Think Again - Posted July 30, 2012
A piece in today's New York Post reminded us the importance of arriving to work on time. That is, a woman who is a new hire for three months has been noticeably late at least once a week. Pointing out excuses ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Continue With Flexible Work Arrangements After Your Boss Leaves - Posted June 25, 2012
By good we mean respectful, appreciative, and also flexible when it comes to your work arrangements. We've seen it time and time again: You've worked out a fantastic schedule. It's flexible, the hours and commute are amenable to both you and your employer and most of all, you get your work done. And... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Explain the Gap on Your Resume - Posted June 21, 2012
Mind the gap. Literally. If you've been downsized or jumped from project to project with some noticeable gaps in the timeline of your resume, you're not alone. There are several ways to address this during an interview and as long as you don't portray yourself as an unambitious coach potato, you're good to... [MediaJobsDaily]

How to Handle an Internal Job Move That Goes Sour - Posted May 8, 2012
Here's an interesting predicament for you. An internal job posting looks enticing so you throw your hat into the ring and go for it! But alas, you don't end up getting it. Now your boss treats you differently, knows you're looking to leave and with review time coming up (not to... [MediaJobsDaily]