Q. I nonetheless haven’t gotten my year-end bonus that was promised. And now it’s March. I’ve been asking and I maintain getting the reply, “It’s on its way.” But nobody can provide me a particular date. Is there anybody else I ought to deal with this with?
A. I really feel your ache. Have you contacted payroll? Your boss’s boss — sure, it’s utterly acceptable to go above your boss’s head. My larger concern although is the massive image — year-end bonuses are usually paid — as you’ll have already gotten them previously — at year-end, no more than two months later.
Was there a particular cause for the delay? It could be one factor in case your boss or somebody mentioned, “Well, it looks like we won’t be able to pay it after all, but this will be accounted for during salary review for your next increase in July” — or one thing like that. But, it’s nonetheless promised to you with no deliverable. In addition to making an attempt to get extra particular solutions, I’d instantly revise your resume, begin making use of to jobs and interviewing with an organization that values you, has clear communication and is extra financially secure.
Q. I’ve an upcoming interview on Zoom. It’s the third spherical. I wore a go well with jacket to the primary two interviews and everybody was tremendous informal. This subsequent one is on Friday — now that we type of all know one another, can I simply go tremendous informal, too?
A. First, congrats on this third interview! That’s nice information. And chances are you’ll not like what I’ve to say, however no. The formal go well with jacket has been working for you the primary two rounds, I’d maintain it going. (Plus, it’s Zoom so that you received’t be carrying it so long as you’d if you happen to had been in an workplace.)
When I labored in recruiting, nobody ever commented on candidates who had been overdressed; actually, it appeared to only movement with the interview itself, however the ones that had been underdressed, nicely, they had been memorable in not one of the simplest ways.
Even although everybody there’s informal and regardless that that is the third interview and conversations really feel extra acquainted, I’d keep on with carrying one thing that appears buttoned up.
Just suppose — once you get that job supply that’s when you possibly can match proper into their tradition and gown code with informal apparel.
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