The Five Basic Problems with Virtual Communication: Lack of Empathy
April 22,2020 at 12:25PM UTC
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I left a job 7 months ago after being there almost 9 years. The last 2 I did my best to tolerate an extremely toxic environment after a new supervisor was put in place. Verbal abuse, age discrimination, retaliation, bullying, just barely scratches the surface of the environment. It was taking a toll on my health, both mentally and physically. Long story short, I was able to settle with the company through an attorney (to avoid legal proceedings). I’m having a horrible time in interviews when they ask why I left. My explanation has been that “after a corporate restructuring, they began enabling behaviors that were not consistent with my values so I made the unfortunate decision to look for new challenges”. Im getting reactions that tell me they don’t believe me, almost incredulous looks and snarky comments from hiring managers. Obviously I’m trying not to bad mouth my previous employer but not sure how else to broach that subject — especially when they ask what I’ve been doing since then (looking for a job, LOL!?) I leave the interview feeling defeated, although my skills and resume are definitely getting me through to 2nd and 3rd interviews. Anyone gave any other suggestions or insights into this? Leaving without something else lined up was definitely not ideal, but I had to put my health first. I tried for too long to make it work over there.
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As a transgender women who has not transitioned, is a tomboy and a lesbian.
It has been so hard to keep a job longer than 6 to 8 months. Anyone have input or some perspective for me?
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What on earth is going on with job interviews these days?
Some want to do a "virtual" interview, where they send you a link to video record your responses to questions, other times you have to go back to meet in-person between 5 and 8 times to continuously meet different staff members to obtain their approval. The lack of clear (human) communication these days is outrageous.
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Questions on a potential career change
I recently graduated with my undergraduate in Healthcare Administration, and I can’t find a job to save my life. To help me boost my resume, I’ve been considering obtaining a certification from Coursera in Human Resources. Note I have no experience in HR, so I’m a little apprehensive about going that route because I don’t know if it will hurt me or help me. I’m wondering how it will be viewed. Help.
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why Are jobs reposting the same job for $20-30K BELOW what the original post was.
I am applying for jobs in associations and nonprofit organizations, and I am seeing a trend that is getting worse and worse. I see a great job for $65-85K. I apply for that job, only to get an automated email that they are going in a different direction. THEN the exact same job—title, responsibilities, and specifics are all the time—is posted at a different salary. The salary range is so significantly lower that I can’t afford that job anymore.
Instead of a manager job making $65-85K, now it is $35-50K. It is blowing my mind.
On Monday, you will apply for a $65K a year job. On Thursday, you will get the ding email. On Friday, they repost the same job for $40K.
Is this happening in every sector right now or just in the association and nonprofit sector?