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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...

How to Get Out of Retail Without a Degree

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Retail can be a challenging job. You’re dealing with people all day who can be demanding and, often times, down right nasty when they don’t get what they want. And, at a certain point, many people decide that they’ve had enough and want to pivot to another career. But, it can be challenging to know what to do next. And, specifically, hard to know how to get out of retail without...

Pending Job Offer: What Does It Mean

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If you’re in the midst of an interview process, you may hear the term “pending job offer” from a recruiter or hiring manager. And depending upon the the context and whom they’re referring to, that you could mean good or bad news for you as the applicant. To that end, this article is going to define what the term pending job offer means, and answer related questions about...

How Long After a Reference Check to Get a Job Offer?

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A reference check is frequently one of the final steps in the job interview process and can often mean that a job offer is on the way. But how long after a reference check does typically take to get a job offer? And what does it mean if you’re being ghosted by the interviewer after your reference check? This article will answer those questions and others around how long it takes after a...

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...

Fast-paced Environment: Overview & Interview Questions

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An increasingly common requirement on job descriptions is the ability to work in a “fast-paced environment.” And while the term “fast-paced environment” comes up more and more regularly, there is still some ambiguity about what it actually means and what it’s like to work in that type of environment. To that end, this article provides an overview of what it means to...

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...

10 Signs That You Have a Toxic Boss

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Studies show that the number one reason that people leave a job is because they don’t like their boss. With that being the case, having a good boss is critical to having a good experience at work. And if you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you have some concerns about your boss, and that you may not be enjoying your job as a result. To help you assess whether...

How to Put in Your Two Weeks Notice

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When leaving a job, it a common etiquette to give your employer two weeks notice that you’re resigning from your position. Doing so helps to give them time to get their affairs in order to find your replacement, and also can help you to leave on good terms. This article is going to review best practices for how to put in your two weeks notice. It will cover what a two weeks notice is, why...

5 Essential Rules to Resign Professionally

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Resigning from your job is an emotional process for all sides. It’s a big life transition for the person leaving the job and is challenging for the employer as they now need to find a quality replacement. Ultimately, when you’re resigning from your job, you want to do it professionally and leave on good terms. And it’s in your best interest to do that for a variety of reasons...

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