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Career Advice Round-up

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Curated career advice and job search news for the week of August 1st, 2022…

How to Set Your Rates as a Freelancer – Charge What You’re Worth

One of the biggest challenges new freelancers face is setting their rates. Charge too high and you could end up alienating good clients with tight budgets. Charge too low and you may leave money on the table and not make enough to cover your expenses.

11 Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal

During job interviews, employers will try to gather as much information about you as possible, mostly through perfectly legal questioning, but sometimes through simple yet very illegal questions. It’s up to the interviewee to recognize these questions for what they are. Any questions that reveal your age, race, national origin, gender, religion, marital status and sexual orientation are off-limits.

What to Do When They Don’t Hire You, But Steal Your Ideas

It’s painful enough when an employer rejects you. But some add insult to injury by stealing material you prepared to promote your candidacy. How should you cope? There’s no surefire cure, as Vincent A. Gaglione Jr. learned. While jobless in spring 2004, the Cleveland resident pursued a middle-management position at an Ohio insurer.

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Did you know that when you submit a job application online, it’s probably read and filtered by a robot before a human ever sees it? No, this isn’t Star Wars, folks-just the 21st century job market. And that “robot” is something called an applicant tracking system (ATS).

How to get a job in a recession

Whether you’re out of work or you’re worried about downsizing at your company, you might find yourself looking for a new job during a recession. Recessions typically mean less hiring and higher unemployment rates. A job search can be mentally taxing, stressful, and take a lot of energy.

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