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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

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

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 before you invest your hard-earned money, and I don’t blame you! So in this article, I’ll explain: When it’s smart to hire a resume […]

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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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Common Nursing Interview Questions and Answers

22 Common Nursing Interview Questions and Answers

If you’re going on a nursing job interview, there are some frequently asked questions that you need to be ready for. Employers ask these questions often and early, and the wrong answers can cost you the job. So we’ll go through the most common nursing interview questions you can expect to hear, how to give […]

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how to make money after being laid off

How to Make Money After Being Laid Off: 11 Ideas

If you were laid off, your first thought might have been, “How am I going to make money?” or “How will I pay my bills?” And while finding a new job is ideal, this can take a few months, and you may need other sources of income in the short-term. To help with this, we […]

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how long does it take to find a job after being laid off

How Long Does It Take to Find a Job? (After Layoffs and More)

One of the toughest parts of job searching is not knowing how long it will take.  This is especially difficult to cope with after being laid off, or when looking for your first job as a recent college graduate. So after years of working as a recruiter, I’m going to share the average job search […]

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Common feelings after being laid off - depression and more

Common Feelings After Being Laid Off

Being laid off is tough, especially if you weren’t expecting it. You may experience depression after a layoff, as well as feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, and more. It’s natural to have these feelings, but they can also prevent you from being productive and finding a new jo. So in this article, we’re going to look […]

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