A legal assistant wrote to Greg Giangrande, columnist and HR executive in the media industry, about a crush on one of her firm’s partners going through a divorce.
His take on it? Get a new job and flirt outside the office. He points out on one hand, mutually consenting adults working together have the right to “do whatever they want in private.”
That said, there are consequences to actions to prepare for. He suggests to stop flirting and focus on work.
He adds, “If he gets divorced, and you want to start a relationship, find another job — and date like normal people with normal dating complications.”
We’ve heard this question time and time again from job seekers. How long should I wait before following up after an interview? How can I be persistent without being a stalker?
Ah, the dance begins.
First of all, during the interview you should ask when to follow up. Sometimes the recruiter and/or hiring manager will provide additional information like, “We’re completing a round of internal and external interviews but our boss is on a business trip so the earliest you’ll hear from us is three weeks.”
Or they may suggest you follow up within a week. Whatever the answer is, the point is you should ask to find out timing. Read more
A headline on Business Insider caught our attention today: “If you’re not getting rejected, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.”
It’s time to dream bigger. Seriously.
Chris Dixon, entrepreneur and partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, actually values rejection. Instead of viewing it as a failure, he flips it upside down. Dixon merely views rejection as a way to emphasize his lofty goals. Read more
Ugh. According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 58 percent of workers over 60 years-old are saying they’re delaying retirement.
As for the good news? This is down from 61 percent in 2013 and 66 percent in 2010.
A sample of 433 full-time workers over the age of 60 and 2,201 hiring manager and human resources professionals were surveyed. Ten percent of the group revealed they’ll never be able to retire. Half of them indicated they will be able to retire in four years. This is up three percentage points compared to last year’s survey. Read more
Have you ever wanted to reveal everything (and we do mean everything) on a job interview?
For instance, when the interviewer asks why you’re looking for a new job you really want to proclaim, “My boss is a complete jerk!”
Alas, if only you could.
This piece on AOL Jobs inspired us to think about what truly needs to be left unsaid during an interview. Yes, it’s common knowledge job seekers are looking for a new opportunity to a variety of reasons including a bad boss. Like an unspoken truth, you don’t need to acknowledge it. Read more
If you’re a freelancer, raise your hand!
If you’re hesitant to negotiate, don’t be shy. By sheer definition of being a freelancer, we’re always hustling. And always negotiating. Seriously. Sometimes we don’t even realize we do it and yet, we’re still doing it.
According to a post on Freelancers Union, there are a few tips to keep in mind when negotiating. For starters, never say “um” and don’t let nerves take hold of your emotions. Stay calm, cool and collected and better yet, keep these six questions in mind. Read more
Ever have one of those days where you simply needed a little boost and plunked loose change into a vending machine for a sugary treat?
If you’re Robert McKevitt of Spirit Lake, Iowa, you’ve certainly had one of those days. And then some.
The 27 year-old got fired for trying to retrieve a candy bar from a vending machine. Check that — we need to add one minor detail. An 8,000-foot forklift was involved! Read more
CareerBliss has released their list of the top 20 happiest occupations based on analyzing hundreds of jobs. We noticed a range on the list from contractor to finance manager but alas, media occupations are absent.
In fact, BusinessInsider worked with CareerBliss on this endeavor. The career site looked at 57,000 employee evaluations spanning more than 450 different job titles. The indicator of ultimate job satisfaction relied on eight facets: work-life balance, relationship with colleagues, environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture and daily tasks.
CareerBliss discovered the top three factors determining happiness encompass the people you work with, organizational culture and work freedom.