Dear Matt: A recent poll shows that over half would step in if a friend was under-performing at work and they could help. However, almost one in three would report their friend to the boss if their performance was detrimental to the team or if it helped them to get ahead. That being said, how can I trust my so-called work friends and people I have personal and professional relationships with in the workplace?
Updated: October 03, 2011, - 09:43 AM
Dear Matt: I'm tired of the corporate cubicle and the commuting. I'm looking at working from home, but aren't all those job offers just scams?
Updated: September 26, 2011, - 09:41 AM
Dear Matt: I've applied for a number of jobs recently and just accepted one that wasn't my first choice, but it was my only offer. After accepting it, I received a phone call to interview for a job I really wanted. The problem is, the interview is scheduled for the same day I am supposed to start my new job. What do I do? And if I do the interview and am offered this job with the second company, how do I handle this?
Updated: September 19, 2011, - 08:22 AM
Dear Matt: I've worked in various sales positions for over a decade and have been successful. However I am about to face a possible downsizing since my current company just lost a huge contract representing close to 90 percent of our current business. I signed a non-compete and confidentiality agreement when I was hired and am now worried about my rights and my future. Do I have any rights if I'm let go in a downsizing? What should I do?
Updated: September 12, 2011, - 12:59 PM
Dear Matt: What tips do you have for freelancers like me who are looking for full-time work? What should I say about my salary history? And is it true that companies may not want to hire freelancers because they think we are too independent to work as part of a team?
Updated: September 07, 2011, - 09:13 AM
Dear Matt: I've been reading about the importance of tailoring a résumé to a job description. What does that mean? How can I possibly change each résumé? Who has the time -- and why do I need to do this?
Updated: August 29, 2011, - 02:48 PM
Dear Matt: I was promoted to a manager role -- but I really dislike managing people. In my company I can only move up if I'm a manager. I just want to do the work, but can't pass up the large salary increase that comes with being a manager. Any advice on how to stay happy, be a good manager and still be productive?
Updated: August 22, 2011, - 09:23 AM
Dear Matt: I read that job seekers shouldn't worry about the title or the position of a job, but instead should look to work for companies they believe in and would like to work for. I tend to disagree -- I look for jobs in my career path and of interest to me first, company second. What is the best approach?
Updated: August 15, 2011, - 11:13 AM
Dear Matt: A company invited me for a second interview on a Wednesday. On Tuesday I e-mailed the recruiter to...
Updated: August 08, 2011, - 09:08 AM