Some advice about new job, and the contracts?

April 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Job Search

liangjizong22 asked: hello, I am a new member of the working class and will work as a teacher in English .if you were me and received the comfirmed letter as follow, what more crucial and important questions would you ask from the company? It is with great pleasure that we offer you ... Continue Reading

Why do people use “reference” and “employment history” to refer to the exact same thing?

April 20, 2009 by  
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Bassline asked: When you fill out a job application, there is usually a section where you list all the places where you have worked, and sometimes there will be a section where you list reference contact information (or sometimes they will wait until after the interview before asking for your references). ... Continue Reading

5 tips to motivate employees without spending money

April 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Workplace

There are many technical reasons that do not need to spend money, and can often work better than money. Here are some free ways you can keep your employees motivated: 1. Praise Regardless of age or younger a person, everyone responds well to praise. A simple “well done” or “good work” makes ... Continue Reading

How do you handle your promotion to management

April 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Getting Ahead

The ascent to the management is a goal that some people have when engaging the world of work. People dream of “climbing the corporate ladder” because they perceive that there are rewards and success at the top of the ladder. Indeed, there are benefits for the promotion, but there are ... Continue Reading

Could I lose my job if I refuse to work hours I do not get paid for?

April 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Layoffs & Firings

E M asked: I work for a large company in middle management, I have a contract that includes the amount of hours I work but we are continually pressured and we feel almost intimidated into working well over and above this without pay or time in lieu.Although the managers above me ... Continue Reading

Job market frustrating for college graduates

April 14, 2009 by  
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By MELISSA LEE / Lincoln Journal Star Katie McIllece’s resume should have employers lined up at her door. A 3.63 grade point average at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where McIllece will soon earn a communication studies degree with minors in business and marketing. A marketing internship at the Arbor Day Foundation that was supposed ... Continue Reading

A common raise percentage after one year of employment

April 13, 2009 by  
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It depends on a couple of things. 1) Current salary 2) How much better/worse did you do than expected 3) Business conditions Normally raises tend to run in the 3 to 5 % range, I have averaged 7% the past few years but heard that our company average was only going to be 3% this year.

What makes a person stand out from other candidates?

April 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Getting Ahead

The job interview is the chance to sell yourself, you need to show the prospective employer that you should be hired above all others this is displayed by confidence in answers, appearance, and sometimes educational background. have well prepared answers to common questions, employers want to hire motived, energetic, goal ... Continue Reading

Should you change appearance for interviews?

April 12, 2009 by  
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Tara asked: I’ve applied to 5 jobs, without success. 3 rejections, 2 no responses to my resume. The thing is my dad recommended I change my appearance. Right now I have long, straight hair. I am 5’6″, 110 pounds, and supposedly I look facially like Tia Carrere (From Wayne’s World). I ... Continue Reading

Should mothers get paid maternity leave, regardless of the occupation?

April 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Layoffs & Firings

In 1919, the International Labor Organization adopted the first Convention on Maternity Protection laying down the basic principles of protection of the right to maternity leave, the right to medical benefits and cash and right to job security and the right to breastfeeding while working hours. Since then, employment patterns ... Continue Reading