Q&A Sessions

Once per month, Eat Your Career founder, Chrissy Scivicque, answers career and workplace-related questions submitted by library members in a live video Q&A session. (Sessions prior to March 2017 were audio only and available for download here.)

Register for the next Q&A session here. 

Submit a question for the next session here. 

July 2021

Topics covered include..

  • Tips for providing feedback
  • The do’s and don’ts when interacting with clients and associates on behalf of your boss
  • How to be a leader when others have more experience and have been at the company longer
  • How to handle gaps in employment on your resume
  • What to do when your boss changes your process and it has a detrimental impact
  • And much, much more!
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    June 2021

    Topics covered include..

  • How to start a relationship with a new manager on the right foot
  • What to do if you’re getting a lot of job interviews, but not getting any offers
  • Should you wait for the pandemic to “end” before you start a job search?
  • When managing someone else’s inbox, how do you get over the concern that there are “messages you shouldn’t see”?
  • And much, much more!
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    May 2021

    Topics covered include..

  • How to improve accuracy and attention to detail
  • How to manage the calendar with both in-person and virtual meetings
  • How to successfully transition into a new job
  • How to address gaps in employment in your resume
  • How to signal to your network on LinkedIn that you’re job searching
  • How to build a strong relationship with a new leader
  • And much, much more!
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    March 2021

    Topics covered include..

  • How to get a job as an EA when you’ve never held the title before but you’ve done the work
  • Options for part-time remote work as an administrative professional
  • How do you know which careers are in-demand during the pandemic?
  • How to deal with a boss who respects you, but treats everyone else poorly
  • How to advocate for a raise, even during a downturn
  • How to deal with imposter syndrome when recently promoted
  • And much, much more!
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    February 2021

    Topics covered include..

  • How to handle a meeting manager that constantly derails the meeting
  • How to separate what you control vs. what you influence as an assistant
  • How to adapt if your manager/leader has a different work style than you (and is a micromanager!)
  • How to deal when someone is lying about you to your boss
  • How to deal when your boss is nit-picking your work
  • And much, much more!
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    January 2021

    Topics covered include..

  • Training options for administrative professionals
  • How to get started as a virtual assistant
  • How to manage multiple projects at once
  • How to handle a manager who deflects trouble and has his own agenda
  • How to cope with job search burnout
  • How older candidates can be competitive in a job search
  • And much, much more!
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    December 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to build better communication systems while working from home
  • The most critical skills administrative professionals will need in 2021 and beyond
  • How to get control when your new job is lacking communication
  • How to be competitive when you’re overqualified for a job
  • Certification options for administrative professionals and project management
  • And much, much more!
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    November 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to help a team member be more confident and take on more leadership
  • How to deal with short stints on a resume and not look like a job hopper
  • What to do if you’re ready to take a job you’re passionate about, but worried that the pay isn’t enough
  • How to change careers when you’re not far from retirement
  • What skills will be most crucial for admins post-COVID
  • And much, much more!
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    October 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • When/how to ask for a raise given the current climate
  • How to stay visible when working remotely
  • How to work with a micromanager
  • How to remember important info in job interviews
  • What is the value of CAP or PACE certification for the organization?
  • And so much more!
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    September 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to stay “in the loop” while on maternity leave
  • How to inquire about job security during an interview
  • How to address privacy concerns with LinkedIn
  • How/when to discuss your work-from-home preference during a job search
  • And so much more!
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    August 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to cite a partially-completed degree on your resume
  • How to talk about emotionally charged topics in a job interview
  • Should I tell my employer about my job hunt?
  • Should I advocate to keep tasks that a new EA is trying to take?
  • My job might be eliminated in 6 months…when should I start job searching?
  • Book recommendations for expanding strategic/creative thinking and managing organizational restructure
  • And so much more!
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    July 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to transition from being an assistant to a manager
  • How to identify key accomplishments
  • How to address pay scale changes that aren’t aligned with the market
  • How to handle working with a colleague who oversteps and has irritating personality quirks
  • How to build a strategic partnership with an executive who doesn’t “follow through”
  • How to stay relevant in the new working world
  • And so much more!
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    June 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to get ahead when a manager is “sabotaging” your growth
  • How to deal a new co-worker who is overstepping
  • How to evaluate whether a situation is ethical or not
  • Is it possible to change jobs during the pandemic?
  • How to shift perceptions of administrative staff
  • How will AI impact the admin field?
  • And so much more!
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    May 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to work for a difficult boss
  • How to explain your past relationship with a “bad” boss (in interviews and with your new boss)
  • Ideas for fun virtual employee gatherings
  • How to encourage your executive to release control of work to you
  • How to manage a leader who contradicts himself (and cover your own behind!)
  • How to distribute workload amongst a team
  • And so much more!
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    April 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to focus with an “open door” policy
  • Should you correct your boss’s grammar? If so, how?
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic might impact work in the future and how to adapt to stay marketable
  • Tips for a successful video job interview
  • And so much more!
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