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 What to do if you’re forced to toe the company line on a sexual harassment case?

Thanks to Moneyish/Dow Jones for including me in one of their latest articles.  Managers should at least be aware of how a “voluntary” request might be perceived, even if there are truly no bad intentions. May 2, 108   What to do if you’re forced to toe the company line on a sexual harassment case by Meera Jagannathan @meerajag   for Moneyish/Dow Jones  (Full article can be found at https://moneyish.com/ish/what-to-do-if-youre-forced-to-toe-the-company-line-on-a-sexual-harassment-case/) Female NBC News staffers felt “forced” to sign a letter in support of embattled newsman Tom Brokaw, according to a report Sexual Harassment Workplace Peacock Network women are reportedly under pressure. Female NBC News staffers felt “forced” to sign a letter in support of embattled newsman Tom Brokaw, according to a Page Six report. The letter, which last week drew dozens of signatures and support from big-name colleagues like Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Maddow, Maria Shriver and Mika Brzezinski, came after two … Continue reading

Gray layoff: How to bounce back

Thanks to Eileen Ambrose and the Chicago Times for including me in article about strategies older candidates can use to get back in the game after a layoff. You can (and will) bounce back! Gray layoff: How to bounce back By Eileen Ambrose Kiplinger’s Personal Finance / Chicago Times February 27, 2018 Few events can derail retirement plans faster than losing a job. That’s particularly true for older workers who might be laid off in their peak earning years, when they had been counting on catching up on retirement savings. Older workers have one of the lowest unemployment rates of any sector of the workforce: 3.3 percent or less, as of the end of last year. But once they lose a job, it takes them longer than younger job seekers to find a new one. On average, 25- to 44-year-olds land a new job in just over five months, but … Continue reading

Should you should stay or should you go? Free Article (..for a limited time)

Are you struggling with deciding whether you should remain in your current job or whether you should make a change? If your current employer does not value what you bring to the table, perhaps it is time to find another table. On the other hand, depending on your circumstances, it may be in your best interest to remain in your current job and bloom where you are planted. I have a lot to say about this common dilemma, and for the next two days you can download my article about this very topic for FREE on Amazon. You can access the article here: http://amzn.to/2CAGn8U And, if after you are done reading this article, you are interested in learning some new strategies you can use to navigate today’s workplace, be sure to also check out the limited time offer I am running on my new book, The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 (more) … Continue reading

Retirement Derailers

Thanks to Kiplinger’s for including me in such a great article about retirement derailers. If you lose your job and feel like your age may be preventing you from finding a new one,  as I explain in my book, Over the Hill But Not the Cliff,  there are a number of strategies you can use to push past ageism and get that coveted offer. 3 Scenarios That Could Derail Your Retirement By Eileen Ambrose, Senior Editor and Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor | February 1, 2018 From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Even the best-laid plans for retirement can suddenly go awry if a major life event strikes. For example, a sudden job loss, a marital break-up or becoming a caregiver for an ailing parent or spouse can wreak havoc on finances – potentially for years. But even if you’re hit with one of these life events, you can get your retirement back … Continue reading

How are your sandwiches?

There is a classic Peanuts comic strip that shows Charlie Brown opening his lunch on a few consecutive days and dreading what he finds. Finally, Lucy asks Charlie Brown who makes his sandwiches. He says that he does! Many of us continue to go to work day after day, fully aware that we can do better but not doing whatever it takes to change our destinies. How are your sandwiches? If you have read this far, the answer is probably not so great. Isn’t it time to make a new one? I speak and write extensively about the modern workplace, and I have and continue to represent both employers and employees. And, when I provide guidance it is not about picking sides, or convincing you that employers are bad and employees are good. Instead, it is about providing you with a guide to the modern workplace—the loyalty-free workplace—so that you can … Continue reading

159,544 likes and 11,575 comments? Seriously?

Last week Oleg Vishnepolsky, the Global CTO at DailyMail Online & Metro.Co.Uk, posted a LinkedIn comment saying that he once hired (gasp!) a person over 50 years of age. Oleg went on to write about the resistance he had to overcome when making this decision, being on the receiving ends of comments such as 1) the candidate will never work hard enough; 2) the candidate will not fit in our culture; 3) the candidate is overqualified etc.  Turns out, Oleg writes, the candidate ended up being one of the best hires he ever made. The content of this post did not surprise me but what did was that, within just a short period of time, 159,544 people liked the post and 11,575 people took the time to post a comment. There were some comments that recognized the skills of 50+ workers—perhaps these individuals do not have any hiring authority. However, there were … Continue reading

Love Your Life, Do Your Job

Over the past few months I have spoken to a number of recent graduates about their future career plans and many of them tell me they cannot wait to forge ahead, discover their passions and follow their dreams. This is an admirable goal, for sure, but unfortunately, what I have found is that following that advice can be a hindrance to your ability to find a job in the loyalty-free workplace. Now before you start to tell me I am wrong, let me make an important
 distinction: A job is an incredibly
powerful tool that can help us realize our dreams. Our jobs allow us to 
make money, which we can use to 
follow our passions, pursue our dreams, and celebrate the things we love. In other words, our jobs and our dreams are not one and the same—and yet, far too often, we ignore this reality and try to combine … Continue reading

Free Guide to the FMLA

I wrote a short guide to highlight the rights of both employers and employees under the FMLA and, for a limited time, I am making it availability for free.   So if you are handling an FMLA matter or just want a quick reminder of what it provides, click here to access it through Amazon. http://amzn.to/2eL4BUs … Continue reading

Yes, Cover Letters Are Truly Necessary!

Are Cover Letters Necessary? 5 Reasons Career Experts Think They’re Vital Brooke Cagle/Unsplash SHARE ByKRISTINE FELLIZAR 18 hours ago For the third year in a row, Bustle’s Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for career tips, insights, and inspiration to help get you there. I can’t be the only one who feels like cover letters are the worst. Resumes are no big deal. You can pretty much keep the format, change a few keywords to fit the specific position you’re applying for, and you’re good to go. Cover letters, on the other hand, take a little more time, energy, and effort to put together the perfect words that will make the right impression to all the right people. But are cover … Continue reading

Peek-A- Boo: Time to Abandon the Traditional Job Boards and Tackle the Hidden Job Market

Looking for a new approach to your job search? It might be time to tackle the hidden job market, which is a wealth of opportunities that are not yet advertised, as well as jobs that applicants proactively create where none currently exist. This source of opportunities has the potential to virtually eliminate some of the obstacles you might ordinarily face and have to expend precious resources to overcome. In the hidden market, there are no gatekeepers to bypass because you will have eliminated the gates. The way you break down these barriers to entry is by placing your resume directly into the hands of the decision makers that you have determined will be most likely to make you a job offer. One significant benefit of the hidden job market is that not only will applicants get to the hiring manager well in advance of the competition, in many situations there … Continue reading