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Background Check Questions: What Employers Want to Know

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The process of trying to find a new job or career includes multiple steps. One of those steps is often having a background check completed (which is, in fact, separate from the reference check process). Many employers will run these checks on potential employees to ensure that they are the best fit for the position. The background check process relatively simple, providing useful information...

Dreading Going to Work

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Work is a significant portion of your life. In fact, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over the course of a lifetime. And if you find yourself dreading going to work and hating all of the time that you’re spending at doing your job, it can have a significant impact on your overall wellbeing.  To that end, this article is going to unpack what to do if you find yourself...

Does a Background Check Include a Drug Test?

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Getting a job offer has many different steps, often including background testing, drug testing, and reference checking (which is, in fact, different than a background check). The background check process for a job usually includes a criminal background check and verification of resume claims. And sometimes, your potential employer will also run a drug test around the same time. Drug testing helps...

In My 40s and Tired of Working

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In the United States, it’s common for people to work from their early 20s to about the time they’re 65. And once they hit 65, after over 40 years of working, folks generally consider retiring.  Now, it probably goes without saying that 40 years in the workforce is a long time. And many people burnout and get tired of work prior to that.  To that end, this article is written...

How to Quit a Job Over Text

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If you’ve decided that you’re ready to move on from your job, there are a variety of different ways that you could choose to quit. You could have an in person conversation, make a phone call, or set up a zoom meeting. You could also choose to submit a two week notice or an immediate resignation. Another option that is becoming increasingly common, for better or worse, is to quit a job...

When To Follow Up After a Reference Check?

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It’s a good sign when an employer asks to check your references, as this means you’re a serious contender for a job opening. Reference checks are one of the final steps in the process, but do not guarantee you’ll get the job, as some employers may check references for two or three candidates before deciding who to give an offer to.  In an ideal world, reference checks...

Background Check vs. Reference Check

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Once you’ve made it through the interview process, there are typically a couple of final steps that need to happen before you can officially start your new job. Two of those steps are background checks and reference checks. And while they sound similar they’re actually different and serve different purposes. To that end, this article is going to break down the differences between a...

Pre-recorded Video Interview: A Complete Guide

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When you’re looking for a job, you’re likely to run into a lot of different applications and interview types. While many employers still stick to the standard process of in-person interviews, others are using technology to help simplify the hiring process while also making it more efficient. Pre-recorded video interviews are a tool that many employers are starting to utilize. But...

Immediate Resignation: Guide & Sample Letter

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There could be a variety of reasons that you might feel like you need to submit an immediate resignation.  Maybe you had a family emergency or life event pop up that you need to tend to. Maybe you had an unexpected job opportunity come up. Or you might simply feel like you want to quit everyday, and finally have had enough. Whatever the reason, if you’re thinking about submitting an...

How to Ask About Dress Code for Work

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One of the most basic things that you can do to set yourself up for success in the work place is to make sure that you are dressed appropriately and professionally.  And that includes every step of the job search process, from the job interview to the internship to the new job.  And in order to dress appropriately, you need to understand the dress code for your place of work, including...

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