Job Search Glossary

Use this glossary of common employment terms and definitions to get an edge on your job search.
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Tips for Using the Salutation "To Whom It May Concern"
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What Is a Skill Set?
How to Write a Letter of Intent for a Job With Examples
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When and How to Use an Elevator Pitch
career words
What Keywords Should You Use in Your Job Search?
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Documents You May Need to Submit With a Job Application
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What Is Back Pay?
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Tactics to Handle a Stress Interview
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What Is Company Culture?
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What Is a Screening Interview?
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Learn the Difference Between an Exempt and a Non-Exempt Employee
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Commission Pay
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Tips for Calculating Your Take-Home Pay
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The Differences Between Employed vs. Self-Employed
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What Is an Employee Work Schedule?
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What Is Telecommuting?
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What Is a Dislocated Worker?
Check Remote Deposit Capture at Cafe
Free Calculators to Figure Out Your Salary and Paycheck
Non-compete agreement
What Is a Noncompete Agreement?
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How to Write Cold Contact Cover Letters With Examples
What Is a Salaried Employee?
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Structured Job Interviews and How Employers Use Them
What to know about C-level jobs
What Are C-Level Corporate Jobs?
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An Overview of Compensatory Time
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How to Write a Counter Offer Letter With Examples
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What Is an I-9 Form?
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What Is Downsizing?
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What Is an Hourly Employee?
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What Is the Hidden Job Market?
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How to Read an Employee Confidentiality Agreement
Managers reviewing online job applications
What Is an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?
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What Is a Letter of Recommendation?
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How a Job Club Can Help You Get Hired
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What Is Minimum Wage for Workers Who Receive Tips?
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What Is an Employment Credit Check?
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What is a Hostile Work Environment and How Do You Handle It?
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What Is an Employment Contract?
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How Are Apprenticeship Programs Different From Internships?
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What is Job Poaching?
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Learn About the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
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What Is Job Shadowing?
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What Is Hazard Pay?