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When you’re applying and interviewing for a new job, everyone’s on their best behavior. You’re (professionally) dressed to kill and making eye contact like a boss while you talk about your many qualifications. The hiring manager is basically an ambassador, working on selling the organization to you. And even though you might have a sense […]

The post Managing a demanding manager: a workplace survival guide appeared first on TheJobNetwork.

As an HR professional, you’re undoubtedly aware of the importance of maintaining a talent-rich pipeline of active and passive candidates for open and future positions at your company, and to keeping your organization’s departments stocked with employees best suited to support and advance its mission and goals. After all, your key performance metrics are likely […]

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Oftentimes, when we think of age discrimination, we assume it happens to workers who are near retirement age or already senior citizens. Or maybe we picture employees who were fired or demoted for being too slow, or “low energy.” But the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was designed to protect workers ages 40 and […]

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When it comes to our professional lives, most of us have a clear hierarchy of needs, including a viable salary, acceptable benefits, and responsibilities that align well with our abilities. After all, we spend so much of our lives at work (nearly 90,000 hours over our lifetimes, according to a recent Business Insider article) that […]

The post How to recognize an unhealthy work environment appeared first on TheJobNetwork.

So, you’re about to hand in your resignation letter to your (soon-to-be-ex) boss. You’ve done all the thinking you need to do about your exit, right? Not exactly. When you give notice, one of two things will likely happen: your boss will accept your resignation and wish you well; or your boss will take your […]

The post Should you accept a counteroffer or leave your job? appeared first on TheJobNetwork.

Members of different age groups have their own rules. They speak their own languages, have their own cultural references, and have their own attitude quirks particular to their maturity. This can present a real challenge for the manager or human resources professional who must deal with a diverse staff of 20-somethings to 60-somethings. While a […]