Biron Clark, Author at Career Sidekick

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power words for resume - key words and verbs to use

80+ Power Words for a Resume: Verbs and Keywords to Use

The most powerful words you can put on your resume are verbs. While other job seekers are saying, “Responsible for…” you want to be saying, “Led,” “Managed,” “Grew,” etc. In this article, we’ll look at over 80 of these power words to use in a resume or CV. You’ll also discover how to find skill-related […]

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25 Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas for 2020

If you’re looking for side hustle ideas, or wondering, “How do I make an extra $1000+ a month?” (or far more), then you’re in the right place. We’re going to look at the most lucrative side hustle ideas you can start right now. Our list also includes many easy side hustles that require very little […]

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why are you the best candidate for this position - answer examples

Answers to “Why Are You the Best Candidate for This Position?”

When the interviewer asks, “Why are you the best candidate for this position?” they’re looking for a couple of things: They want a direct, confident answer. And they want to see evidence that you understand their job and have relevant skills that will help you succeed in the role.  In this article, I’m going to […]

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What is an IT job - guide

IT Job Guide: Best IT Jobs, Typical Salary and More

You’ve probably heard that IT jobs offer high pay and fast career growth, and it’s true in most cases.  But what are the best IT jobs? And how do you get these positions? In this article, we’ll look at: What is an IT job? What are the typical salaries for these jobs? What type of […]

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how would your coworkers describe you - answers

Best Answers to “How Would Your Coworkers Describe You?”

You’re likely to hear any or all of these questions in a job interview, and they can decide whether you get the job: How would your coworkers describe you? How would your friends describe you? What would your boss say about you? And there are some specific types of responses that the hiring manager or […]

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Should you hire a resume writer - when and why it makes sense

Should You Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

A lot of job seekers ask me, “Do resume writers really help? And should I hire a professional resume writer?” So in this article, we’re going to look at: When it makes sense to hire a resume writing service (and when you might not need it) What a professional resume writer really does, and how […]

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what to look for in a resume writer - tips for choosing

What to Look For in a Resume Writer: 10 Tips for Choosing

I’ve had a lot of job seekers ask me, “How do I find a good resume writer?” It’s a great question, because some writers are fantastic… while others aren’t worth the money. So I’m going to share 10 key things to look for before hiring a professional resume writer, and 7 questions you should ALWAYS […]

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fired vs. laid off vs. terminated - differences and what to say

Difference Between Laid Off, Fired, and Terminated (And What To Say)

There are some key differences between being fired, terminated, and laid off, and it’s important to know the definitions before deciding what to say to employers. Why this matters: There are some risks that come with saying you were laid off when you were actually fired for performance or policy violations. And if you were […]

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How long does it take to hear back after applying for a job

How Long to Hear Back After Applying for a Job?

Submitting a job application feels good, but hearing back from the employer feels even better! Unfortunately, each day that passes without a response adds a bit of anxiety, and you start to wonder if you’ll ever hear back. In this article, you’ll learn how long it takes to hear back after submitting a resume, and […]

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chronological resume format - definition and how to write it

Chronological Resume: The Best Format? (And How to Write It)

If you’re wondering whether you should use a chronological resume format (also referred to as reverse-chronological resume format) or trying to get help with how to write it, then this article is for you. And if you’ve been told to use a functional resume because you’re changing careers or have a work gap, then this […]

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pros and cons of telecommuting

Pros and Cons of Telecommuting (Is It Right For You?)

Telecommuting is becoming more popular, and there are a couple of big advantages and reasons why. However, there are also some cons or disadvantages to telecommuting. So in this article, we’ll look at: The definition of telecommuting jobs (also called teleworking or remote work jobs) The advantages and disadvantages of telecommuting (including the top 3 […]

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how many interviews for one job

How Many Interviews For One Job? (Stats From a Recruiter)

If you’re wondering how many candidates a company interviews for a job, or how many interviews it takes to get a job, then this article is for you. I’m going to share the averages I’ve seen as a recruiter for: How many candidates are usually shortlisted for interview How many candidates advance to an onsite […]

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