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can I compare attending college to working a full-time job in my cover letter?

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This post, can I compare attending college to working a full-time job in my cover letter? , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Since it’s a holiday, here’s an older post from the archives. This was originally published in 2016. A reader writes: I have recently graduated from college. I currently have no job prospects, but I am applying to jobs on a daily basis.

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open thread – February 17-18, 2023

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This post, open thread – February 17-18, 2023 , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on any work-related questions that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to take your questions to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please do not repost it

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micromanaging goodbye emails, overhead lighting wars, and more

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This post, micromanaging goodbye emails, overhead lighting wars, and more , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My company wants to micromanage internal goodbye emails Since we’ve had new leadership come into my small nonprofit organization, one of many new policies implemented by Head Boss is a requirement that any staff leaving the company must have their “all-staff goodbye” message reviewed and approved by

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my employees tell me what they’re doing, rather than asking permission

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This post, my employees tell me what they’re doing, rather than asking permission , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a fairly new manager for a small team of creatives. I have noticed that when my team has a request, they have almost all have a habit of making it a statement rather than a question.

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should I tell my employees I might get fired, coworker is a kiss-ass, and more

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This post, should I tell my employees I might get fired, coworker is a kiss-ass, and more , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should you tell your employees you’re on an improvement plan? I’m a manager in a technical field. Recently I was placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

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I had to stay in a horrible hotel on a team-building trip

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This post, I had to stay in a horrible hotel on a team-building trip , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work for a large company and my team is spread over four offices in different cities. We do a yearly employee satisfaction survey and our scores last year were quite low. In an attempt to improve our scores, our manager and director arranged a team-building trip to their home city.

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when I offered someone a job, her dad got on the phone with questions

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This post, when I offered someone a job, her dad got on the phone with questions , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: We recently hired a new grad, Jane. As my colleague, Sally, was making the verbal offer over the phone, she asked Jane if she had any questions. Jane replied, “No, but my father does.” Then, Jane’s father took the phone and started asking Sally questions about the offer!