new job

Will she agree to be my mentor?

November 6th, 2009

Question: I’m leaving my current organisation to take up a new job, and before I go I want to ask a director I’ve always admired if she will mentor me. I’m hesitant to do so, because I know she’s really busy, although we get on very well. How can I present this as an attractive idea rather than a burden?

Should I claim benefits?

October 20th, 2009

Question: I’ve just been made redundant and received quite a decent settlement, which means I don’t need to work again straight away. Should I sign on?

Asked to do someone else’s job

October 13th, 2009

Question: I was recently hired as a junior designer. A member of staff who did a lot of admin has just left, and now my employer has said that they won’t replace this person, they want us (myself and another designer) to take on that person’s tasks. What can I do?

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