Author Archives: Sarah Seavey

How to Decline a Job Offer via Email | Template Toolbox

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If, after getting a job offer you decide to turn it down, it’s important that you do it in a way that comes across as professional and appreciative. If you’re considering declining an offer via email, …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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On the job: What it takes to earn $100K a year as an electrician in New York City

Originally published by Abigail Johnson Hess@AbigailJHess on CNBC.

Raised in the Fordham Row section of the Bronx, Vernica Martinez, 40, says she was forced to grow up quickly.

“It was a rough neighborhood: a lot of crime, a lot …

By Sarah Seavey
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5 Steps to Take if You’re Unhappy in Your Job Right Now, According to a Career Coach for High Achievers

You’re lucky enough to have a job during the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented unemployment that’s come with it—great! But what if you also hate it? You may feel guilty about being unhappy when you know a hundred other people …

By Rachel Montañez - The Muse
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How to Answer “What Is Your Work Style?” in an Interview (Plus Examples!)

Some interview questions tell you exactly what they’re looking for. Others take a little more deciphering—“What is your work style?” is one of them.

You might have gotten questions like “What is your management style?” or “What kind of work …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job

If you’re interviewing for a remote job, digging into the culture of the company where you’re hoping to work should be a top priority. And understanding the remote work culture specifically is even more crucial. Why? As experts point out, …

By Julie Anne Russell - The Muse
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Job Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Spot Them and Steer Clear

Camden Boyd knew it all sounded too good to be true—but he really wanted that job as a work-from-home customer service representative, making $25 an hour.

Boyd, 19, was invited to interview for the position via chat on Google Hangouts. …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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Data Science Is a High-Paying, Fast-Growing Field—Here’s What You Need to Know About Entering It

Ever wonder how Instagram knows exactly what ad to show you? Or how your supermarket keeps the right food in stock? It’s probably thanks to a data scientist.

You may have heard the words “data science” tossed around a lot …

By Natalie Morse - The Muse
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Don’t Let These Negotiation Myths Hold You Back—Here’s How to Shake Them

When I was just starting my company Rora—a career and negotiation agency for high performers—a friend received a job offer she was excited about. When I asked her if she planned to negotiate, she said, “Do you think I …

By Brian Liou - The Muse
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When, Why, and How to Use Personal References in a Job Search

Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into your ideal company, tell them about yourself, and score your dream job right on the spot? Unfortunately, a job search takes a bit more effort than that, and employers want to …

By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
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“What is Your Current Compensation?” | Interview Q&A

If you’ve been on at least a few interviews (or even if you’ve just filled out a few online applications), then you are most likely familiar with this question: “What is your current compensation?”

And, oh, the agonizing over how …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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