Latest in: “Guidance”

  • If You’re Going to Work From Home, You Might as Well Do It Right

    Working from home has become more a staple of the modern workplace than even the graffitied ping pong table and the cold brew keg. There have been a million pieces written on what people are actually doing while they “WFH.” I won’t waste your time. I’m going to give...
  • Can Your Work Friends be Your Real Friends?

    I’ve had quite a few jobs in my day. From camp counselor, to retail sales, and now into the corporate world. Through my journey, I’ve encountered a great number of people who shared those jobs with me. I would eat lunch with some of them, slack off, get yelled...
  • Ballin’ on a Budget: Your Mid-Summer Update

    I took a summertime hiatus from updating this series because I just assumed you all were so taken aback and enamored by the RompHim that all other fashion advice I could ever give would just be obsolete. That, and I have spent 98% of my summer by pools, on...
  • Get Your Resume Into Human Hands: Beat The Applicant Tracking System.

    The Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a black hole that gobbles up 70 percent resumes submitted to companies through online applications. In the name of efficiency, companies that have 50 employees or more, pass down your painfully crafted resume to a bot. Only a handful of resumes get past...
  • The Art of Acing the Informational Interview

    If you want a job in the company of your dreams without filling out a job application, want to understand the ins and outs of realistically working there, and get first dibs on vacancies opening up in the near future—the ones that never get advertised—you need to schedule an...
  • Amazing! This 60 Year Old Facebook “Influencer” Knows Exactly How To Reach Millennials

    Finally! Somebody gets us! I have been waiting since I was 18-34 for someone outside of the “millennial” demographic to finally understand what I go through on a day to day basis and try to reach me. It can be hard because I’m so busy killing industries and risking...
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    Ask a Boss – Can I Have a Guy I’m Firing Interview His Replacement?

    A reader writes: I manage a team that supports IT for a very large corporation. On this team of 10 people, I have 2 people with skills to support a particular product, John and Jenny. I have asked John, with the stronger skills, to train the rest of the...
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    Ask a BO$$ – My Boss Says Thank You Too Much

    My new boss sends me emails that just say “thank you!” Or “thank you so much!” as replies to almost every email I send to her or that she is copied on from me. I try to appreciate the gratitude, but we are crazy busy and they just feel...
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    I Can’t Get a Job Because I was a Bully in High School

    I was a bully in high school and now I can’t get a job, help! I’ve been trying to break into a niche industry (30-40 jobs in a city with a population of 3 million) for a while now. I’m in my late 20s, and though it took me...
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