The tough conversation doesn’t have to be tough
Last week we discussed why your manager might be difficult to work with. This week’s topic was supposed to discuss scripts to use, but I realized I missed a step prior to the conversation.
I have an incompetent manager
Your manager sucks. We have all worked for them. Maybe someone in positional power is an ass and could benefit from feedback for improvement. You may feel your incompetent manager shouldn’t have their role. We have all thought it at one point in our career and this is OK.
Listen to Career Tracker roar. HRNasty is quiet no more
Big news on the HRNasty front. I am proud to announce that I am a co-founder of a new product/software service called Career Tracker. Career Tracker is a web application that seeks to level the playing for job seekers in several ways:
- Our professional resume builder helps you build customized resumes tailored to your career stage and even specific job postings in 15 minutes,
The most common phrase in an interview
that candidates share with their interviewer is, “I can do this job”. Believe it or not, this is a phrase you want to avoid in your interviews. This is one of the last phrases you want to share with your interviewer and we will provide a number of reasons why this is the case.
Why quitting your job should be the last resort
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an honest conversation with yourself. Below are the more common reasons and employees will turn in their two week’s notice and quit:
- Lack of management recognition of work
- Bored and unchallenged
- Didn’t receive the opportunity that was expected
- Relationship with manager/boss
- Relationship with co-workers
- Opportunity to use a skill that is considered a strength
Look in the mirror
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice,
A 9-5 work ethic and nothing more?
I would suggest that a number of company training programs are not pushing new hires fast enough. I especially believe this is the case in a few areas:
- Training recent graduates
- Manager new to management who is training new hires
- Training programs that have not been updated
Do you have new employees who leave as soon as the clock ticks 5:00 PM?