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Is there a way to search for maternity leave policies on this website by company size (# of employees)? I work for a small startup and would like to gather data and make comparisons with other companies of approximately the same size. Thanks!
HI, the Fairygodboss team here. Currently there is no way to search for policies by company size (# of employees). Startups who have used our database to help them benchmark their policies tend to do so by searching by company name and/or the industry designations we have. If you have any other specific questions or need further assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try our best to help you further.
Good afternoon all,
I currently work at a university in Florida as a Fiscal Assistant but I am saving money and applying to jobs in NYC where I wish to relocate. As my degree is in International Business, my biggest concern is that my job experience wouldn't be strong enough as prior jobs have been temporary.
My present job has been my longest (approximately 2.5 years) and in that time I've completed several certifications in fiscal management, HR/payroll, and supervisory roles in management. I've participated in networking lunches on campus, and reached out to employees on LinkedIn in companies that I could see myself working in.
Despite all that, I still don't feel it's enough because all the jobs I apply to never respond. I'm beginning to wonder whether location is a problem. Does my living out of state give me a disadvantage despite offering to fly up there for interviews in my cover letter? Would living in the area bring more results? I would prefer getting an offer before taking the chance due to the higher cost of living, but I'm feeling discouraged by the lack of responses.
Thank you for reading.
Thank you on for the words of encouragement. I was contacted for a phone interview by an employer and crossing fingers I get passed on to the next stage.
I wouldn't yet conclude that location is a problem, but if you're really worried about it, you could always remove the address from your resume and just put your email address and phone number -- I don't think that would be a big deal and you don't have to address the issue of where you live in your cover letter. I would just focus on tailoring the cover letter and resume to the jobs you're applying for. Good luck!
Ladies work or volunteer at, BlackgirlsCode. I have been volunteering since 2013. They have different chapter's and I have worked with the, New York and Atlanta chapters. I wished the pictures taken of me were shared? I spoke to the founder and there's nothing she can do? They don't pay your travel or hotel expenses either?
I agree, just organize a better event. And start taking golf lessons so you can hold your own if needed
I've had 4 female bosses over my career and each one has been awful. These experiences came at the start of my career and have scarred me for life. To reply to the comment below, there's nothing you can do. When a senior female has you in her sights, the only thing you can do is leave. It's nearly impossible to fight back or win, so best to just cut your losses. I know this isn't what I would want to hear either, but in my experience, it's a no-win situation.
I've worked for wonderful women and catty women. Unfortunately with the catty ones, I found that my only option was to leave because she was trying to tank my advancement opportunities and reputation. She didn't have kids (couldn't) and I was out performing her as a new mom so I think that bugged her. On the flip side, my current boss has a family and is wonderfully supportive. It depends on the ego/personality!
Hi, I've worked in Fortune 500 companies in marketing communications leadership roles and have been a consultant since the Recession, after being laid off in the sale of my previous company. I'm also a journalist and have a media profile, especially in energy, sustainability and diversity-related management issues. I am now interested in rejoining a company (or college/university or appropriate non-profit) in a related role. I'm a great networker, but haven't closed on anything yet and been rejected a few times too many. I'd be a great Corp Comms head, especially in an org with a strong "thought leadership" angle. I could also be a head of a Corp Responsibility program for a national or global company (one that has impact). Or, I'm open to other ideas. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Thank you for your note. Yes on all counts. I currently have a "'job" it's just a different structure than one in a traditional company or organization. When I've gone for lower level jobs, those told me I'm too overqualified and need a senior role. They understand that I'm flexible. Thanks very much!
I don't know how long it's been btw your last job and how long your search has been going on but I think maybe aiming for the top job always makes the job search difficult (or at least longer than normal) unless you're sure you are qualified and have reasonable comp/benefits expectations. Have you considered a growing startup that might need help?
Is it possible to change a review I've left here?
Has anyone else seen Marissa Mayer's comments about how the media coverage of her and her time/leadership at Yahoo is sexist? Does anyone else agree with it or do you think that her denial that her gender matters at all is more the issue?
Does anyone recommend the best way to find a recruiter to help with job search? Or does anyone recommend a specific recruiter - would love to find one that specializes in finding employers that are cutting edge with equal pay, work/life balance, remote work, etc.?
We're in a salary freeze, meaning that our yearly raises have been put on hold (for the 2nd year in a row). Is anyone else in this situation, and do you know if that usually means you can't get market adjustments or raises outside of the normal yearly process? I took a promotion at the beginning of this year with much more responsibility and did not receive a salary increase for that. I've been very loyal to this company through the oil & gas downturn, but it's getting more difficult to stay motivated when I don't feel like they are valuing that loyalty.
This is a tough one. Unfortunately you missed an opportunity to negotiate when you took the promotion. However if you have overdelivered against targets you may have a chance. I managed large teams in a company that was forever having salary and headcount freezes; I soon learned that money and space was always available when a strong, fact-based argument was made. I suspect it's the same where you are. An 'off-cycle' raise, or at least a one-time payment, should be possible.
You will need to give your manager more reasons than loyalty. What has your loyalty produced for the business? Increased sales? Profit? Lower costs? Present your position with numbers and hard facts. If they turn you down, don't take it personally, and don't make a big fuss. Just quietly and professionally look elsewhere. When you negotiate the package for your next role, take the same strategy -fact based rationale showing what you have delivered in the past. Good luck!
Have you polished your resume and shopped around for other positions in different companies? You can sometimes take an offer letter to management and say look, if you'll match this, I'll stay, but if you can't, no hard feelings, but I'm going to go with this better offer.
Sorry to hear that, but in my experience a salary freeze is a salary freeze full stop - you may want to still voice your desire for a raise because when they lift that ban, you want to be top of mind for a raise (especially since you got a promotion). Did you agree to the promotion without a raise in pay or even in title? YOu should at least get a title bump/credit