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J.t. O'donnell

How to deal with a bully of a boss

Dear J.T. & Dale: It would be great if you could write about how to deal with bullying by management. Once the economy went down, the bullies came out in full force. — Nick

February 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Getting past the robo-gatekeeper

Dear J.T. & Dale: I’m a registered nurse with 20 years’ experience. I recently applied for a job as a nurse recruiter. The same day I got the email telling me I was not chosen for an interview, the organization reposted the same job. Should I reformat my résumé and try again, or give up?…

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The best workplace advice of 2013

J.T.: It’s that time again, when we pull together our best advice from the past year.

December 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Check employee reference policy to sniff out 'trash talk'

Dear J.T. & Dale: What can a former manager or employer disclose? If I were a hiring manager in the HR department, I’d want to talk to the prospective employee’s manager. I have interviewed, and after a very successful interview, the company simply stops all communication. So whatever oc…

December 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Take a walk or ride to find part-time job

Dear J.T. & Dale: I am currently a freshman in college. I had a part-time job but, due to conflicts with classes, I had to quit. My school is very small, so there are no on-campus jobs available, and the school’s career service posts only full-time openings. Any tips for finding a part-t…

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Workforce returnee may have bitten off too much

Dear J.T. & Dale: After 10 years as a stay-at-home mom, I recently returned to the workforce. I did work in my 20s that I loved, so I read everything I could about returning to a career (including J.T.’s site Careerrealism.com). I went to the interview with my first-choice company and kn…

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Ad exec needs to refine pitch for social-media jobs

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have spent the past six years as an account manager in an advertising agency. I’m no longer happy doing what I do. I am passionate about social media, and I’d like to make a transition. However, all the recruiters I’ve spoken to have told me that because I’m an accoun…

November 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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