CategoryGeneral Career

Is Long Hair Considered Unprofessional?

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If you’re a male with long hair that is getting ready for an upcoming job interview, or if you’re joining a new professional work environment, you may be wondering “is long hair considered unprofessional?” Historically, there has been a stigma around long hair for males in the workplace. However, normal standards of professionalism are evolving at work, particularly as we...

I Suck At My Job: What To Do

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Feeling like “I suck at my job” can be a tough spot. Our work is a big part of our lives and it’s naturally an area in which we all want to excel. At the very least, if you feel like you suck at your job, it can contribute to feeling down on yourself each day. Or, if it’s really a bad situation, you may fear that you will lose your job.  To that end, this article is...

10 Signs Your Boss Wants You to Stay

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Feeling valued and supported by your boss is an important part of having a positive work experience.  However, different bosses have different personalities and different communication styles so it can sometimes be tough to read what your boss really thinks of you. To that end, this article is going to unpack the most common signs your boss wants you to stay. And if it’s helpful, you...

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...

Normal Work Day Hours: What Are They?

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Are you wondering if the expectations from your employer about your work schedule are normal? Or where the term 9-to-5 comes from? This article answers the question “what are normal work day hours” and helps to answer related questions around a typical work day schedule. What Are the Normal Work Day Hours? Normal and regular working hours for white-collar workers in the United States...

Does Volunteering Count as Work Experience?

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A common question when it comes to resumes and job applications is whether or not volunteering counts as work experience. To that end, this article is going to unpack whether or not volunteering counts as work experience based upon my experience as both an employee and a hiring manager. Additionally, it’s going to cover what volunteer work should be listed on a resume, and how to most...

Professional Experience: What It Is & Examples

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When you’re searching for and applying for jobs, you will often run into a requirement for a certain number of years of professional experience on a job posting.  You also may need to list your total number of years of professional experience, or indicate the number of years of relevant professional experience, for a particular job on an application that you’re submitting. To...

Working Knowledge: Meaning on Resume or Job Posting

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The term “working knowledge” is one that comes up commonly on resumes or job postings. Job candidates may list that they have a working knowledge of a particular technology. Or a job posting may say that a working knowledge of a particular subject matter is required. Within this article, we’ll be unpacking what the term “working knowledge” means in a professional...

Do You Have Reliable Transportation?

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A question that you may be in on a job application or in a job interview is whether or not you have reliable transportation. To that end, this article is going to unpack what it means to have reliable transportation, why it’s important, and answer other common questions around reliable transportation and jobs. What Does It Mean to Have Reliable Transportation? Reliable transportation means...

Requisition Closed: What Does It Mean

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Many companies provide some type of a portal for you to see the status of a job after submitting your application. It’s a helpful tool to know where the company is in the interview process, but it can also be confusing. One of the more confusing aspects of the job status portals is the use of HR-centric language that applicants may not be as familiar with. One of the most common examples of...

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