Do you have any advice for working with a boss I do not like? I really like the organization and my coworkers, but me and my boss just don't get along. What can I do to make it more bearable without leaving?
That is always a tough situation, but you have several ways of dealing with it. First off, my standard advice if you like the organization you need to look for the positive. If you plan…
Hi, how do I find my passion?
Hi, That is a difficult thing for many people so do not feel alone. If you were independently wealthy and did not need to work, what would you do? That is what you love and have a passion…View all answers »
Hi! I've heard people say that it can be useful to find a mentor in my first job or internship, but how do I go about doing that? Also, will that really benefit me or is it a waste of time?
Hi, Connecting with a mentor is not an automatic as it definetly takes both parties to be effective. Start off with who do you have a great respect for. It should not be your direct supervisor. …View all answers »
I'm interviewing for another role within the same company. What would be an appropriate example to the question regarding workplace ethical dilemmas? I don't want to speak badly of colleagues and company- but can't think of a workplace related answer! Any thoughts?
Great question! You might try answering the question with more of a broad response rather than pinpointing a particular person or situation. Let them know your thoughts on handling an ethical or unethical situation.…View all answers »
If I am applying for a job that is located in a different state, am I less likely to get the interview? And if so, will I have to pay for the travel expenses?
In this case, I would write a cover letter and let them know that you are interested in relocation. Having a cover letter that highlights your flexibility to relocate might help land an interview provided…View all answers »
What time is too late to email an boss? I usually send emails between 6am-5pm but have found myself emailing sometimes between 5:30-6pm. I know never to send emails over the weekend but I was just wondering what time is too late to send emails?
This is a case by case basis. It depends upon the type of relationship that you and your boss have. Personally for me, my boss and I will send emails back and forth at any time (not 3am or anything like that),…View all answers »
My manager tells me during my monthly meetings that my emails numbers are the best out of the team and that I have been doing a great job taking on new responsibilities. Many say that raises are only about 3%. I want to ask for more than 15% at my annual review. Would I look too much like an amateur asking more than the average raise? Of course I will list all the roles I took on and my reasons
Hi and Congratulations on your review!
There are a lot of factors that go into wage increases. Some companies do have a range in which they typically operate within, so while 3% is the norm,…
I just accepted an internship but realized I have a scheduled trip the first week of work. Is is ok to ask for time off since it was previously planned?
Normally, this is ok if you had a trip or engagement that was planned prior to you accepting the position. However, you will want to make sure that you discuss this with your boss as soon as possible…View all answers »
I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.
The best approach to base the answer to this question on your relationship with your supervisor. If you have a solid line of communication and feel comfortable enough sharing your personal business…View all answers »
I am a teacher in Oklahoma that is looking for new career. I have a masters degree in Leadership and 11 years experience in sales and marketing. What is your advice for a new career direction? How should i begin my career search?
Great question! Recruiters see this alot in candidates, first thing is to make sure your resume highlights your skills and experiences. Also try using tools like LinkedIn, and different job boards online to…View all answers »
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