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“How Did The Interview Go”: How to Respond

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When you’re interviewing for a position with a new company, particularly in the tech world, there’s a good chance that your first point of contact will be with a recruiter. After that, you’ll likely speak with the hiring manager, members of the hiring manager’s team, and other members of the organization.  And after certain key interview in the process, the recruiter...

Job Incumbent: What It Means

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You have likely come across the term job incumbent at some point during your career. But what does the term mean? What are examples of job incumbents? And how does it differ from other career terms? This article is going to unpack the term job incumbent and answer common questions around its meaning and usage. What is a Job Incumbent? At the simplest level, the term job incumbent means the person...

I Feel Like Quitting My Job Every Day: What To Do

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Your job is an incredibly important part of your life that impacts you in many ways. And if you are not enjoying your work, it can cascade into other areas like your general mood, relationships, etc. So if you don’t like your professional situation and you find yourself thinking “I feel like quitting my job every day,” then it can be tempting to want to make a change as soon as...

Scared to Leave A Comfortable Job: What to Do

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Being in a job that you enjoy and that feels safe and comfortable is a great thing. Honestly, if you’ve found that, you should feel lucky. That said, after a while in a comfortable job, there are times when we feel the itch to go do something more. Maybe to go increase your salary, get yourself a promotion, or just get experience a new environment. Change is scary though. And it’s...

I Don’t Want to Work: What to Do

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Many of us spend our work weeks thinking about the weekend. And spend our weekends dreading Mondays. And if that’s your experience, then you have likely had the thought that you simply don’t want to work at all. In this article, I unpack possible reasons why you may feel like you don’t want to work at all and make the argument that you likely do want to work in some capacity...

My Job Is Making Me Miserable: What to Do

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The right job is so important to our quality life. In fact, the average person spends 90,000 hours, or 1/3rd of their life, at work. And with that investment of time and energy into something, it’s absolutely critical to find work that we enjoy. So, if you find yourself in a situation where your job is making you miserable, it’s a brutal feeling that cascades into other areas of your...

What Does Not Retained Mean?

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If you’ve been out applying for a different jobs, there’s a decent chance that you have come across the term “not retained” on a job application. And if you’re here reading this article, then you’re likely looking for a better understanding of what the term means. To that end, we’re going to define the term “not retained” in the context of a...

How Far is Too Far to Drive to Work?

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It seems as if nobody enjoys the commute into the office. It’s dead time in the day that you’re not able to use productively on your work, or enjoyably with your family or friends. So if you find yourself frustrated with you how long you’re spending driving to work,  or if you’re evaluating a new job offer and deciding how long you want to drive, this article is for...

How to Follow Up on a Pending Job Offer

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If you made it all the way through what you believe to be the final conversation in an interview process, you may be wondering when a job offer will be coming your way.  To help you with that, this article is going to walk you through how to follow up on a pending job offer. And it’s going to answer related questions around following up on a job offer. Let’s get started. Is It Ok...

Accepted a Job Offer But Haven’t Heard Back

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You’ve been applying for multiple jobs. You completed a rigorous interview process. And you finally got yourself a job offer. However, after you accepted the job offer, you haven’t heard back from the company.  Panic sets in and you’re not sure what to do or what it means. To that end, this article is going to discuss what it means if you accepted a job offer but...

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