Archive for February, 2020

This Week in Career Advice: Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

This Week in Career Advice: Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

It’s not uncommon for interviewers to cross a line when asking questions. However, did you know some of these inappropriate questions are often illegal? Generally speaking, the following topics should never come up in a job interview: Age Marital status or family National origin Race Ethnicity Gender Sexual orientation Religion Disability So what can you […]

This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

As a manager, are you obligated to be a reference to a former employee? A letter-writers asks Ask A Manager’s Allison Green about the issue, and whether a small token of gratitude is required to former managers who act as references.

How To Describe Yourself in One Word

How To Describe Yourself in One Word

Asking job candidates to describe themselves (or more specifically, to describe themselves in one word) is a pretty common personality-based interview question without a straightforward way to answer: it depends. According to Peggy McKee at Work It Daily, the answer depends on the position’s primary function, and the necessary qualities required to get the job […]

This Week in Career Advice: How Often Should You Follow Up?

This Week in Career Advice: How Often Should You Follow Up?

When a job interviewer invites you to keep in touch, how often should you follow-up?

This Week in Career Advice: Why Aiming too High Can Hurt Your Chances of a Raise

This Week in Career Advice: Why Aiming too High Can Hurt Your Chances of a Raise

You wanted a raise but didn’t get it. Why not?

This Week in Career Advice: A Raise Without A Promotion. What Gives?

This Week in Career Advice: A Raise Without A Promotion. What Gives?

You’re offered a great promotion without a pay increase. What should you do? A Forbes reader asks Liz Ryan how to handle a promotion they recently accepted only to find out it doesn’t come with a pay increase. Are they stuck with more work for the same salary?