Ask the Grindstone: Job Reference Etiquette

Hi! I have a question for your Grindstone series: The etiquette with references.

Is Less Than a Year Too Soon to Switch Jobs?

We received the following questions below from Rosemary (not her real name), 29, who is working as a librarian in a medical context, but wants to make the switch to an academic library. She asked a question that many people worry about: Is it too soon to switch jobs?

Ask The Grindstone: How Do I Manage People Who Aren’t Turning in Good Work?

I’d love some advice about giving feedback on bad work. I’ve recently been promoted over some people who are older than me and some people who are my friends. Both are types of people that are hard to criticize!

How Did You Get That Awesome Job?

It always seems like a fluke when you hear how someone else got her job, so we polled a few folks to hear some stories.