Worklife Round-Up for Oct 8th, 2018

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This week we have articles on workplace conflict, background checks, bad breath, interviewing, resumes and selecting between job offers.


How to Write a Cover Letter in 2018

Many job seekers assume writing a cover letter is a waste of their time. I’ve been told, “nobody reads it.” That’s actually not true. Hiring managers usually open the cover letter and glance at it, BUT the moment they realize it’s a boring regurgitation of your resume, they stop reading.


Want a raise? You might need to quit your job

America may be enjoying its strongest economy in over a decade, but workers are struggling with a fundamental question: What does it take to get a decent raise? The answer might be: Leave your current job.


Job Seeker Fibs, Embellishments, Fabrications and Outright Lies – StyleDispatch conducted a survey of fashion industry recruiters and hiring managers regarding background checks and corresponding candidate fibs/embellishments/fabrications/lies. This post deals with the latter. Why is this important? The Internet has given recruiters unprecedented access to job seeker information. Checking, for example, a candidate’s salary history or education credentials can be done quickly and cheaply …


Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Transitioning To A New Job

I recently experienced the pangs of a transition myself, after accepting a new job at. My final weeks at my previous role were a flurry of activity. Before jetting off on a relaxing break to Florida, I finished up some remaining projects and set up an auto-responder to notify contacts that I’d left.


The 6 commandments of break room etiquette – WorkLife

Oh my gosh, what’s that smell? It’s not the first thought you want to have when you walk into your office break room. Reheating last night’s leftover fish and burning popcorn in the microwave are just two of the major faux pas co-workers commit in shared break spaces.


The 6 biggest cover your ass moves at work

Cover your ass moves (“CYA”) are everywhere at work. While I firmly believe there are great managers and leaders all over the world, the fact of the matter remains that most people are not actually good at anything managerial – by some estimates, 82 percent of managers end up being the wrong hire.


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