Q. Can we please settle this debate? I’ve a two-page resume. My mates say I completely should not exceed one web page. What do you say?
A. Let’s finish this debate as soon as and for all: Two pages is ok. Done!
Seriously — past the primary few years of your profession, you’re going to have many extra experiences to listing. Granted, you don’t wish to have a five-page resume as you’ll must crop it to solely spotlight probably the most prevalent and essential duties, expertise, experiences and accolades, however two pages is totally comprehensible and anticipated. When I labored in recruiting, I as soon as noticed a resume that was seven pages — seven! That was extreme, however two is totally tremendous.
And on-line within the applicant monitoring methods, recruiters and hiring managers will likely be scrolling down anyway, so apart from a web page break, they received’t be scrolling indefinitely.
Q. My mother-in-law is on her final breath. Sadly, I’m awaiting the decision that she could have handed. We received’t know when that will likely be, however I’ll must journey cross-country to the funeral with my husband. I already talked to my boss as a heads up for the day off — and he stated I shouldn’t have used PTO through the holidays (I used 4 days) and that I can’t go. She’s an expensive member of the family. Can I nonetheless go?
A. My condolences prematurely, although there’s a grieving course of together with her declining well being as properly. Do what it’s good to do — even when this implies not taking paid day off and easily taking day off to indicate your respects and help your husband and his household. Five years from now, in case you’re not with this employer, will you look again and remorse not going solely due to what your boss stated?
The second problem, much less pressing however no much less essential, is one thing to ponder additional. They’re saying you shouldn’t have used private time through the holidays, but we are able to’t predict when a relative will die. They’re not mutually unique. You needs to be entitled to each.
This appears like a poisonous office purple flag, however what’s additionally disconcerting is the shortage of a bereavement coverage. It appears like your organization doesn’t have one, however examine with HR; if firms have one, they usually provide just a few days or they bake it into the sick go away coverage. The customary coverage for U.S. employers is three paid days (sure, you learn that proper — three days!) for speedy members of the family, so discover out if there’s a coverage and if the mother-in-law is taken into account speedy household.
Bereavement go away just isn’t coated by U.S. federal regulation; it comes all the way down to states and employers setting insurance policies. And it’s not one and performed; after the funeral and day off from work together with touring, it’s possible you’ll wish to faucet into psychological well being sources and professionals, particularly in case your employer gives a hotline with obtainable therapists, for help.
Vicki Salemi is a profession knowledgeable, former company recruiter, creator, advisor, speaker, and profession coach. Send your inquiries to [email protected]. Visit www.vickisalemi.com and comply with her on Twitter and Instagram @vickisalemi./Tribune News Service