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Straight-talking careers advice on everything from toxic colleagues to hybrid working.

Getting caught not paying attention on Zoom

“I got caught out not paying attention on a work Zoom call. What should I do?”

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  • is it unprofessional to be chatty in the office?
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    “I keep getting in trouble for being too chatty – does that make me unprofessional?”

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    “How do I handle a difficult employee without seeming like a weak first-time manager?”

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    “How do I get my boss to fix my overwhelming workload?”

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This week, the Honest Boss helps navigate the fear of great opportunities.

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“I’ve become my friend’s boss – do things have to change between us?”

She also went for the role and I don’t want to lose her friendship.

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“I’ve lost all my ambition and feel stuck in a rut – how do I get excited about work again?”

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“How do I nail a job interview when I haven’t had one in 10 years?”

Time to get back in the hot seat.

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“After two years, I still haven’t made any friends at work – how do I fix this?”

When friendship seems off the cards at work, what do you do?

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“My company wants me to return to the office full-time, but I don’t want to. Help!”

Negotiating flexible working can be tricky, here’s how.

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“My boss is a great person but a terrible manager - how do I deal with him?”

It’s the micromanaging part that’s the worst.

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“I know I’m good at my job, so why do I have zero confidence at work?”

Hello imposter syndrome, my old friend.

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“I’m being underpaid at work – how do I talk to management about it?”

How to ask for what you deserve.

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“I’m a people pleaser at work and it makes me feel overwhelmed – how can I learn to say no?”

Relatable, as ever.

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“I got really drunk at a work event in front of my new team who were sober – how do I get over it?”

Stylist’s new columnist The Honest Boss gives her straight-talking careers advice on everything from toxic colleagues to hybrid working.

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Introducing Stylist’s new careers columnist, The Honest Boss

Expect total candor.