Last August, I left a marketing job I really loved and was very passionate about because I felt like I wasn't learning anymore, I wasn't being challenged, and my boss at the time provided for a very toxic work environment. I wound up accepting a position at a digital marketing agency that was willing to teach me SEO (something I had no experience or skills in), which seemed like an awesome opportunity at the time. Fast forward through 5 months of training (and 1 month before the pandemic hit) and I wound up being let go from the new company. At the end of the day, it was obvious (to them and to me) that something wasn't clicking for me. I left that situation feeling completely defeated and at the same time very relieved. I felt that the experience hadn't been a complete loss because at least it revealed a skill that I wasn't necessarily strong in (which I had to learn to be ok with) and an area of marketing that I honestly didn't really enjoy. Now 3 months into my search, I have yet to find a new job...
I had someone from a Fortune 500 company reach out to me on LinkedIn this week asking me if I was interested in doing contract work for this company and in "trying something different." The information provided was very vague and she didn't supply a job description at first, but after scoping out her profile I quickly noticed her role is predominantly SEO (the skill I had trouble with at the agency). I hesitantly responded, letting her know I'd like to hear more about the opportunity, so she forwarded my resume on to another person on the team and that person reached out this evening with a position description that was made up of predominantly SEO-related responsibilities... If I'm interested, she wants to talk tomorrow afternoon.
I'm torn-- should I suck it up, hear about the position first-hand, and be open to giving SEO another shot (knowing I didn't enjoy it the first time), just for the awesome chance to work at a Fortune 500 company? Or, should I be honest with them about my (not-so-great) previous experience with SEO, cut my losses and move on about my job search?
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I'm a VP at a company and I contracted COVID last week and my company won't pay for my sick time.
While I'm not sure of the legalities, HR stance is that employees are not allowed to be in the office if you've been exposed.
While I make decent wage, I live alone and rely on each paycheck to pay rent in an expensive metropolis. I'm not sure what to do and when I offered to work from home, they won't send my laptop. Should I go around them and have courier pick it up or I feel I'm at a loss. I'd appreciate the community's advice. This isn't a vacation, I'm really sick and I'm starting to question if I want to give my notice if they aren't going to pay me.
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I am really struggling with getting an interview in this job market.
Feeling very defeated. I joined a company in May, then in July they had a big layoff and my role was impacted. They are kindly keeping me on until December, but I had no idea the job market would be this tough. I have applied for hundreds of jobs at this point and so far received 2 interviews. It is really weighing on me, and I am feeling overwhelmed as the clock is ticking down to my last day at this job.
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Excellent Article on How Companies Might Encourage Imposterization
From MIT’s Sloan Review — create a free account to read:
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Sharepoint - for those that use Sharepoint to collaborate with your team...do you find it useful to use the feature to select a "color" for your folders?
Is there a benefit? Please share examples of how you used this feature. Thank you !!!..
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I recently asked my director if I could partake in my company’s health and wellness program.
Our policy states that all employees are encouraged to use it. It allows employees to spend upto 3 hours a week on exercise during work hours. The policy is lenient so nothing more is restricted except that we can’t extend our exercise over 1 hour per exercise event during the work week, and we must send an email to our director explaining our interest to partake.
My director encouraged me to participate in the program. I then asked my project manager who has the same director. He told me that since I already participate in a alternative work schedule (off one day every two weeks, I work 40 hrs/wk), and I work from home 95% of the time, he doesn’t want me to participate. He said that the policy was written pre-covid when employees had to go in to the office. I told him that I don’t plan to take advantage of the policy every week, or even use the max 3 hours every week. He still didn’t like it.
I was recently given an individual award for my work and I take very little vacation time. I am not a slacker. He is a project manager that feels that all my time is his time. I sit so much at work that my back hurts. I need to move around.
My project manager has changed the narrative of the policy to fit his personal feelings on the matter. It’s a good cop/bad cop situation between my director and my manager. Managers sometimes do not stand behind policy when it doesn’t benefit them. What is the best way to handle this?
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Should they be asking for my birthdate and year?
Received an error email from Onramp.io which sparked my memory that I do have a profile on the website. Reviewed profile and found that they had my birthdate and year in the profile which I probably filled out and I have not heard from them regarding job opportunities or training for over 2 years.