Interviews

I like to give small gifts at work — am I doing anything wrong?

A reader writes: I have a question about gift-giving at work. I agree with the idea overall that gifts should flow downward. That said, I’m the type of person that sometimes shows appreciation by giving someone something small. I suppose you could say my “love language” is gift-giving. I never feel pressured to give a …

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do my clothes and car make me look like I don’t “need” a job — and is that a problem?

A reader writes: My question relates to interview attire and accessories. I am an attorney with just under 15 years of experience. Many of those years have been spent in self employment, which I fear already impedes/impacts my job search. Recently my family relocated, within our home state, to accommodate my husband’s career as he …

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mental health days during Covid, talking about pumping in male-dominated office, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Believable excuses for mental health days during Covid This is an iteration on the ever-popular topic of what is/isn’t acceptable for “mental health days” (the colloquial usage, meaning “to prevent burn-out,” not for actual mental illness). I know from previous questions that you support the …

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7 Crucial Communication Strategies for Working Remotely 

Unfortunately, it seems as though Australia has yet to eradicate COVID19. While we expected this, we still need to continuously review and update our business operations to ensure maximum productivity. The most significant difficulty regarding working from home is the lack of face to face interaction, which can cause communication issues. Fear not, I’m here …

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coming to work with Covid symptoms, including work about a BDSM dungeon in a portfolio, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Are laws encouraging people to come to work with COVID symptoms? My sister works in a nursing home that had been COVID free for months. They got their first outbreak a few weeks ago and traced it back to a new hire, who came to …

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