Careers Glossary: I

instant messaging; IM: A real-time form of communication between two or more people online, who type messages back and forth in a window. Job seekers can attach resumes to messages.

integrity test: A test administered by a potential employer during the interviewing process that rates honesty, responsibility, and reliability for the job.

intellectual property: Work samples that you submit to a potential employer during the job interview process, such as portfolios, project materials, and proposals.

international curriculum vitae resume: An excruciatingly detailed resume format used to apply for international jobs. This resume style is typically six to eight pages long and often uses the reverse chronological format.

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