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why do hiring managers ghost me after promising they won’t?

This post, why do hiring managers ghost me after promising they won’t? , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve had a few terrific interviews that I thought went really well. The hiring manager and I have had great discussions, insightful questions were asked on both sides, and it seems like the role is...

Ask a Manager in the media

This post, Ask a Manager in the media , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Here’s some coverage of Ask a Manager in the media recently: I talked to Money about whether you should use Chat GPT to write your cover letter. I talked to Vox about what to do before, during, and after a layoff. Quartz covered the AAM letter...

I’m unprofessional and not detail-oriented — but I still need to earn a living

This post, I’m unprofessional and not detail-oriented — but I still need to earn a living , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. I am not a detail-oriented person. I’ve had jobs where I was responsible for things like making sure that a packet of materials was the correct color...

I feel stuck working for my father, boss disclosed my pregnancy, and more

This post, I feel stuck working for my father, boss disclosed my pregnancy, and more , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I feel stuck working for my father I’m in my second or third career now, if I ever had one. My father is the president of a small company and has...

a higher-up is pushing an unwanted volunteer on us

This post, a higher-up is pushing an unwanted volunteer on us , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: This descriptor is helpful and accurate, so I’m going to borrow it: “I work in a cultural/academic/nonprofit institution, and am part of a professional community small enough that I don’t wish to identify it,...

how can I get my employees to be more comfortable figuring things out on their own?

This post, how can I get my employees to be more comfortable figuring things out on their own? , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve been a manager for a few years, and I’ve been working hard to build my bench. I keep running into an issue where I assign an employee a new task with as much lead time...

my company won’t promote people who work from home

This post, my company won’t promote people who work from home , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Before the pandemic, my company did not have the option to work remotely. When the pandemic hit, they were legally required to close our office because we are not essential workers. We were fully remote for...

my mentor has a shady side business, drinks that look like beer but aren’t, and more

This post, my mentor has a shady side business, drinks that look like beer but aren’t, and more , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I just found out my mentor does an MLM on the side I was assigned a teammate (Eric) as my mentor about a month after I started my job....

should I stop using my office’s flex hours since my coworkers have earlier schedules?

This post, should I stop using my office’s flex hours since my coworkers have earlier schedules? , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My organization has a very generous flexible time policy. Our office’s “core hours” are 10 am – 3 pm, and all employees must be working during this time. We’re told to arrange...

ask your behind-the-scenes questions about Ask a Manager

This post, ask your behind-the-scenes questions about Ask a Manager , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Last month I answered a question about the behind-the-scenes running of Ask a Manager, and readers said they’d be interested in an opportunity to ask more of those questions. So now is your chance! If you’d like to ask...

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