describe your work ethic - how to answer

Describe Your Work Ethic – Interview Answers

When an interviewer asks you to describe your work ethic, they’re looking for a couple of specific things. …And giving the wrong answer to this question could cast doubts on whether you’re the person they want to hire. So in this article, we’ll look at how to answer this question in a job interview… with […]

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What Makes a Resume Good? 9 Signs to Know

In this article, I’m going to explain how to know if your resume is good or not in 9 steps. After working for years as a recruiter, I’ve studied what makes a good resume and how to know if your resume is good enough to get you hired, so that’s what this article will reveal. […]

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Good High Income Skills to Learn

7 Good High Income Skills to Learn in 2020

The best way to propel your career (and income) forward is to learn a high income skill and find employers/clients to pay you for it. You can even pivot this into launching a business in the future. It all starts with choosing the right skill, though. So in this article, we’ll cover: 7 examples of […]

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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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lucrative profitable and easy side hustle ideas

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

What is an IT Job? (Full Guide with Salaries)

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

Are Resume Writing Services Worth It? Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer

The opinions and assessments shared on Career Sidekick are our own. We may earn commissions from purchases made after visiting links on our site. A lot of job seekers ask me, “Should I pay someone to write my resume?” or “Should I use a resume writing service?” You want to know the pros and cons […]

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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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