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Jeff Magnuson, MBA
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1 day ago
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Bullies Are Just Cowards in Disguise

If you have a manager (or another colleague) who is bullying you repeatedly or who acts very unprofessionally to you over and over again, you HAVE to take steps to bring it to an end.

No one deserves to have this type of stress in their life. I’ve seen (and experienced) how this behavior can negatively impact people’s health.

The first thing you have to do is clearly document the behavior.

Second, practice what you are going to say to whomever is bullying or mistreating you at work in a calm but firm tone.

And third, sit down in a private 1:1 meeting, lay out the issue(s), and TELL them their mistreatment of you stops right now.

Often, this is all that will be necessary because bullies, underneath all the false bravado, are just cowards who likely know what they are doing is wrong, but just keep doing it because they feel they can get away with it with you.

This is not your fault, but you must take steps to stop it.

If that doesn’t work, you escalate accordingly. Either through HR or, if that’s not enough, an appropriate employment lawyer.

Bottom line: No one deserves to be bullied or mistreated in the workplace and the only one who can REALLY make sure it comes to an end is you.

#workplace #hr #bullying #advice #jobtips #harassment

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Michelle Bates
about 18 hours ago
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I'm 49yrs old and looking for a job.its been so many years since I have had to interview that I don't know what to say.i don't know what employers are looking for anymore.any advice?

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Nancy Palenzuela-Neely
2 days ago
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My last job, disappointment.

I've started a new job, working on site at a warehouse, Premier Produce located in Davie FL, and as a Customer service clerk. I was so happy, my training was going well, meeting new people, learning how to cope with wearing a mask, being safe and being proud of myself for going out to get a job, from my safe zone, home. Unfortunately, my new job didn't last longer then 4 weeks, I've received a phone call from HR after a my 1st couple of days, Sunday and Monday being off. Tuesday morning I received the call, informing me, that they'll no longer need my services and haven't given me no reason why, and I've pled with the HR manager to please inform me of what I've done wrong. HR had no reasons and that's the end of my New 4 weeks job. #ImSoConfused #Joblessagain #warehouseassociate #advice #jobsearch

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Elyssa Duncan
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Hi @Sharon Trevona ! Congrats on your certification :) Here are some entry level Phlebotomy jobs near you. Take a look!

Also reach out to your local Red Cross to see if they need some volunteers to help build up your resume. You may also have luck at

  • Drug treatment centers
  • Community hospitals
  • Veterans hospitals
  • Rehab facilities

Best of luck!

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Jeff Magnuson, MBA
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4 days ago
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I Don’t Even Know What I Want to Do

If this is you, understand that this is a normal and actually a healthy place to be.

Who’s to say we’re supposed to always have next steps 100% figured out?

If you’re not sure what you want to do, I’m guessing there’s a good chance that you DON’T want to do what you’re doing now or what you just left?

Great!

Instead of trying to think or guess what you can do next, utilize the information that is already out there to help you.

Sites like this one, Indeed, among others have tons of job descriptions. Simply type in some keywords that illustrate the kind of work you would like to do (i.e. Customer Service, Training, Account Management) and see what comes up.

You are simply using the job descriptions that populate to help you get a sense of what types of roles are out there.

Read them casually and when you see something within those roles that interests you, insert THOSE keywords and keep searching.

As you do this, the picture will become clearer: you will find roles that interest you and roles that do not. Both are valuable.

Finally, once you have some ideas for your next step, find folks who are already working in those roles and see if they’d be willing to talk to you so you can learn even more and get the full story.

#jobsearch #jobsearchtips #careeradvice #jobseeker

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Carrie Sawyer
3 days ago
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I was told that if u email them 2forms of identity you will get it faster, so I did that and I think 2 days later I got it.

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Shaun Swanson
6 days ago
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Looking for a job that I don't have to feel depressed, not appreciated.

I been working for Walmart for over 5 years. I have never liked what I do but they were willing to work with my business allowing me to DJ wedding receptions. But as of late they been less willing because my business has been taking off that I have worked a Saturday a month but I was willing to work Sunday. I need both jobs to pay bills but I feel dead inside with Walmart. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.

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Cynthia Okonkwo
2 days ago
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A job seeker asked, “Why do recruiters still request job seekers resumes instead of referring to their LinkedIn profile?”

Well, I have a four-part answer to this question for you.

Four Reasons: First, you should not use your LinkedIn profile as a substitute for your resume. It should also not be a mirror image of your resume. Your LinkedIn profile should contain only the high-level, differentiating characteristics of your career that help you standout in a pool of qualified candidates.

That brings us to our second point. Your resume should be more detailed than your LinkedIn profile. It should consist of a detailed chronological or functional accounting of your career progression.

Third, the recruiter will likely also compare the information contained in your LinkedIn profile with what your include in your resume. They will likely check to see if they can match the highlights in your profile with the detail in your resume.

Fourth, not everyone has an updated LinkedIn profile. Some people still rely solely on their resumes to apply for career opportunities. Also, a job seeker is usually able to quickly provide their updated resume upon request. Some may not keep their LinkedIn profile updated. Then, some people have not taken the time to, or feel comfortable with developing a LinkedIn profile

Conclusion: So, there you have it…reasons why recruiters still request job seekers’ resumes instead of reviewing their LinkedIn profile. I hope this information is helpful to you. If you like what I’ve shared, please scroll down and leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you.

Invite Also, remember to join me for my free Job Search Readiness Clinics beginning Friday, October 23 and ending Monday, October 26, from 4 pm – 5:30 pm each day. I will share with you valuable information that you can use to kick off your successful job search with a bang.

Then, as always… Career Search Success to You! Go Get Your New Job!

Go to Eventbrite.com and search for Job Search Readiness Clinic for details on how to join me this weekend.

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Terminated for a Hippa violation

I worked for a mental health agency for 16 years and was recently terminated for a Hippa Violation. In the 16 yrs that I was there I may have received 3 raises, 1 I had to pay back, in 16 yrs I was written up 1 time. So heres what happened, I read an assessment in a persons chart that had been closed for 2 yrs, I had a personal relationship with this person (I have known this person since high school so no it wasnt like I was dating someone that was a client), because of that I was terminated. Now thinking, I did have his verbal permission to be in his chart, I wasnt thinking at the time to have him sign a release. Ive applied and had a few interviews at other healthcare places and feel qualified for, but feel like Im not getting hired because of the hippa violation. How can I approach this1 bad thing in 16 years into a learning experience so that other employers will hire me? I also believe that the manager didn't like me for some reason, another person was terminated the same day, and think another was suppose to also, but they didn't get any dirt on her. Please help Im a single parent and realy need this job!

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