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THE ROUND-UP – February 4th, 2019

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This week we have articles on the right way to complain about your boss, realizing your new job is not the right job, networking tips, gaps in employment and why HR is not your friend.


How to Effectively Complain About Your Boss

Toxic work environments are difficult, but it's made even worse by a boss or other higher-up who seems untouchable. It might seem like there's nothing you can do about it, but it's still possible to complain-you just need to know how to do it effectively and without jeopardizing your job.


When You Start A New Job And Realize It’s Not For You; 6 Things To Consider About Staying Or Leaving

Some might find themselves starting a new job, and within the first months, weeks, or even hours, quickly realize this just isn’t the job for them. If this is you, naturally, this can be a stressful time. You may find yourself wondering, “Can I leave already?”


The #1 Networking Tip That Will Change Everything – StyleDispatch

Try as you might, you just can’t avoid the need to network as you progress in your career. Certainly this skill comes more naturally to some than others. The question is…why? Personality obviously plays a part. But your mindset may be the biggest factor in getting over your apprehension.



Explaining Gaps in Employment and Frequent Job Changes

There are many occasions when there may be discontinuity in one’s chronological employment record, such as being laid off, caring for others


HR Is Not Your Friend. Here’s Why

The meteoric rise of inappropriate workplace behavior in the spotlight has created a watershed moment. That said, I hope workers, especially 20-somethings, don’t mistakenly assume complaining to HR will now always end with positive outcomes. Here’s why: There are 3 versions of the truth…



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