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This Week in Career Advice: Overcome Shyness and Lead

This Week in Career Advice: Overcome Shyness and Lead

Being shy in a management position can be difficult. Those who suffer from shyness tend to be uncomfortable in large groups of people and tend to avoid conflict – two scenarios difficult to avoid with a team of individuals answering to you.

This Week in Career Advice: How Often Should You Follow Up?

This Week in Career Advice: How Often Should You Follow Up?

When a job interviewer invites you to keep in touch, how often should you follow-up?

This Week in Career Advice: Workplace Wedding Etiquette

This Week in Career Advice: Workplace Wedding Etiquette

It’s wedding season and Ask A Manager’s Alison Green has all (and we mean all) of your workplace wedding-related questions answered! Over at The Cut, Alison answers the wedding questions she gets every year, including whether you‘re obligated to attend your coworker’s wedding, whether you’re expected to invite coworkers to your wedding, and how much […]

This Week in Career Advice: Getting Fired During Your Vacation

Can you get fire while you’re away on vacation? A reader named Nelson asks Forbes’ Liz Ryan:

This Week in Career Advice: Tell Me About Yourself (Video)

When a future employer asks you to tell them about yourself, what are they really expecting to hear? 

This Week in Career Advice: Is It Your Time to Move on to Another Job?

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 22% of people expect to leave their jobs in 2017.

This Week in Career Advice: What To Do When You Have Romantic Feelings for Your Boss

While most people are guilty of having small work crushes, having romantic feelings for your boss is a different story. 

This Week in Career Advice: Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

This Week in Career Advice: Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

It’s not uncommon for interviewers to cross a line when asking questions. However, did you know some of these inappropriate questions are often illegal? Generally speaking, the following topics should never come up in a job interview: Age Marital status or family National origin Race Ethnicity Gender Sexual orientation Religion Disability So what can you […]

This Week in Career Advice: How did you handle a difficult situation? (Video)

Jobspeaker is back again with great advice on the right way to tell future employers how you handled a difficult situation. Get your pencils out, because this one requires a little planning.   When an employer asks you to describe a time “you handled a difficult situation,” they’re really looking for a time when you […]

This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

As a manager, are you obligated to be a reference to a former employee? A letter-writers asks Ask A Manager’s Allison Green about the issue, and whether a small token of gratitude is required to former managers who act as references.