# 232 Changemakers with Andrew Macaskill – Squiggly Careers

09/11/2021 # 232 Changemaker with Andrew Macaskill season 2 Helen speaks to Andrew Macaskill on this particular episode of the Squiggly Careers x Changemakers podcast. Andrew specializes in assisting job seekers and describes himself as “on a mission to end the misery of finding work”. Together, Helen and Andrew share the challenges of creating change, …

a sloppy letter indicates a lack of attention to detail, quit when I stop going to the office, and more – ask a manager

There are five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Does sloppy writing indicate a lack of attention to detail? I am currently in recruiting and am getting a lot of applicants for jobs like welder, electrician, etc. These resumes tend to have more errors (think grammar and spelling mistakes). I have a hard …

the intern who put up a cot and other stories about internships gone wrong – ask a manager

After the summer internships are over, here are 10 of the most fascinating internship stories readers have shared in the past. But first of all, to make it clear: most interns are great! But when something goes wrong, they tend to go really wrong. Read this with nostalgia for what it’s like to be new …

should I explain that on my second day I quit because my colleague was overwhelmingly difficult? – Ask a manager

One reader writes: I quit my job three months ago and keep meeting the board members who hired me. I lied about why I quit because it was such a crazy reason I didn’t know what to do. My friend says I should have been honest but I don’t know where to start. I was …

My boss asked us to share deeply painful experiences, smelly candles and more – ask a manager

There are five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My boss asked us to share deeply painful experiences I work as a teacher at a non-profit charter school that is heavily geared towards a mission of racial justice and racial empowerment. Today our new headmaster opened a mindfulness training session with an activity …

I accidentally threw condoms on my interviewer’s desk – ask a manager

Do you remember the letter writer who accidentally threw condoms on his interviewer’s desk? He had mentioned in the comments that he had been contacted for a second interview, and here is the update. I am very happy to already give you an update on the infamous condom throwing incident. First things first: I HAVE …

I’m upset that my friend wants to work for the company that fired me – ask a manager

One reader writes: I have a certain ethical dilemma and want to help me get some perspective on how best to deal with this type of situation. Last winter, I was suddenly fired from my dream job. And when I suddenly say I mean that I was given assignments for an hour and in the …