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8 Signs Your Boss Is In Trouble and May Get Fired

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Whether you have a toxic boss or a great boss that genuinely cares about you, they’re ultimately held to performance standards that they need to achieve. And if they’re not hitting their metrics, or others in the organization feel like they aren’t leading or collaborating in the way that they’re expecting, then their job security may be in trouble. To that end, this...

How To Decline a Job Offer Due to Salary (With Sample Letter)

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At the end of the day, salary is one of the most important factors when deciding on a job offer. And as excited as you might be about an opportunity, there are many cases where the salary that you’re looking for, and the budget that the company has available, simply aren’t aligned. In cases like what I described above, you’ll have to decline a job offer due to salary. And...

Threatening to Quit as Leverage: Should You Do It?

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If you’re in a job where you feel like you’re underpaid, or there are things about the job that you’d like that change, then you may be considering some different paths to getting what you want.  And one of those options that you may be thinking about is threatening to quit as leverage. But is doing so a good idea? What risks does it present to you if it doesn’t work...

Started a New Job But Got a Better Offer: What to Do

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If you recently started a new job, there’s a good chance that you were talking to a few different companies during your search process. And when you’re talking to different companies and evaluating multiple opportunities, it can be challenging to get the timing of potential offers to align. And that’s true even if you’re doing the right things in managing the different...

5 Things to Say When Offered a Job Over the Phone

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It is common to be offered a job 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 interest, 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 think on your...

Being Let Go vs. Being Fired: What’s the Difference?

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If you or someone that you know has lost a job, you may be familiar with the terms “being let go,” “being fired,” or maybe even something else entirely (for example, “being relieved from a job“).  And while the terms being let go vs. being fired sound like they mean the same thing, there are subtle difference between the two that can be confusing. To that...

How to Decline a Job Offer After Accepting

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You complete an interview. You receive a job offer. You’re excited and you accept it. But after the initial excitement wears off, you find that you’re starting to have second thoughts. Maybe it doesn’t feel like as great of a fit as you first thought. Or possibly your current employer came back with a strong counter offer that’s compelling you to stay. However it happened...

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, and your job is making you miserable, it can be tempting to want to leave as...

“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...

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