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How to Introduce Yourself Professionally (with Samples)

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Introducing yourself in any context can be nerve ranking. And that’s especially true when you’re introducing yourself professionally. You want to make a good first impression and begin to build good personal and professional relationships. But you’re nervous as a professional introduction feels like a big deal. So you freeze. You avoid introducing yourself. Or you play it safe...

7 Signs You Didn’t Get the Job

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Waiting to hear back from a company that you interviewed with as to whether or not you got the job is a painstaking process. You find yourself constantly checking your email or looking at your phone to see if you got any communication regarding the position. And when you reach a certain point, you just want to know one way or another. If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely that you’re at...

Should I Quit My Job With Nothing Else Lined Up?

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Being in a job that you don’t like is awful. Your work consumes more of your time than just about any other activity. So when you’re in a situation that you don’t like, it’s hard for it not to just steal the joy of your day to do day life.  And when you’re stuck in a job that you hate, it can be tempting to want to leave as quickly as possible. However, quitting...

Should I Take a Lower Paying Job to Be Happier?

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A very common question from job seekers on forums like Reddit and Quora is centered around how they should prioritize stress versus money. Folks will often ask if they should leave a job that they enjoy for more money or if they should leave a job they hate for less money. This post is focused on the latter case, and is written to help people decide if they should take a lower paying job to be...

Scared to Quit My Job: What to Do

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A way in which I try to help people that are trying to discover their best fit work is by answering career questions on Reddit. And one of the most common questions that I see across career-related subreddits (r/jobs, r/findapath, and r/careerguidance) is people feeling scared to quit their jobs and asking what they should do. To help address that question, I’ve provided a list of the most...

How to Ask Someone To Keep You In Mind for a Job

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In our increasingly connecting world, we’re more likely than ever to hear about existing or forthcoming job opportunities. And some of those job opportunities may be exactly what you’re looking for.  But when you come across one of those interesting opportunities, it can feel awkward to ask someone to keep you in mind for that job. To that end, this article is going to provide...

How Long Should You Wait After An Interview to Follow Up

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After completing a final round interview, you enter into the painful waiting stage. The stage where you’re anxiously anticipating word from the company about whether or not you got the job. And it’s natural to want to know immediately whether or not you will receive a job offer. However, you want to be respectful of a company’s hiring process and give them the opportunity to...

“Why Do You Want to Leave Your Job?” How to Answer

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One of the most common interview questions that I’ve received throughout my career is “why do you want to leave your current job?” And even though it’s a common question, it can be a tricky one to answer. The true reason that many people look to are looking to quit their job is frustration with their current employer. But expressing that frustration is something that...

What to Say When Offered a Job Over the Phone

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It is common to receive an initial job offer over the phone. Many times, the hiring manager will want to verbally tell you about the offer so that they can express their excitement about the potential of you joining the team, gauge your excitement, and answer any immediate questions. Receiving a job offer over the phone is exciting, but can be a bit challenging to navigate because you have to...

How to Ask for More Time to Consider a Job Offer

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Deciding on a job offer is a big decision. Your job consumes a huge amount of your time and impacts your quality of life in significant ways. So, when you receive a job offer after a completing a long interview process, you want to make sure that you’re feeling confident about whether or not it’s the right fit. Now, ideally, you’re proactively managing the response timeline on...

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