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Rachel Pelta

Head Writer

Rachel Pelta is the Head Writer at Forage. She was a Content Specialist at FlexJobs, writing articles for job seekers and employers who wanted to learn more about the world of flexible and remote work.

Before changing careers, Rachel worked in social services, helping ex-offenders find jobs. She conducted outreach to employers, taught clients how to search for jobs, and assisted with resume writing. As a supervisor she led a team of 15 direct reports, hired new staff, and collaborated with internal and external stakeholders. 

Her work has been featured in Fast Company, HR News, The Ladders, MSN, and Money Talks News.

Favorite Career Advice

Your job can have a major impact on your life. While salary is important, don't forget about things like learning new skills, career growth, and having enough time outside of work to do the things that matter to you.

Experience Highlights

  • 5+ years hiring and managerial experience
  • 7+ years direct experience helping job seekers find work

Latest Articles

What Is a QA Engineer?

QA engineers play a vital role in the software development cycle. And while they understand how to code, run tests, and squash bugs, the QA engineer does so much more. They also communicate, collaborate, and use their business acumen to ensure the end product achieves multiple goals. So, exactly what is a QA engineer? This …

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What Is a QA Analyst?

A QA analyst is the person who analyzes the QA process. And that makes sense. After all, an analyst analyzes and, in this case, the analyst is analyzing a process. But what exactly is a QA analyst looking for? And what do they do when they find it? Do they do more than analyze? It’s …

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What Is a QA Tester?

Quality assurance is a process that helps ensure a software program functions flawlessly (or close to it). Though their work often occurs during the early stages, a QA tester has a significant impact on the end product. But what is QA testing, and what does a QA tester do? This guide breaks it all down. …

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Guide to Working at Apple

Apples are a delicious and versatile fruit, but when you think of “apple” as it relates to careers, you’re probably thinking of the tech behemoth. Though Apple (the company) has had its ups and downs over the year, it’s currently a dominant force when it comes to tech hardware. For some, working at Apple is …

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What Is Machine Learning?

When you log into your streaming service, have you ever wondered how the service seems to know exactly what you want to watch? Or, conversely, why it suggests shows and movies you wouldn’t have picked on your own? It’s all thanks to machine learning. Machine learning is training computer models to predict outcomes. This happens …

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Top 15 Informational Interview Questions to Ask (and Why)

Informational interviews put you in the driver’s seat. They are phenomenal opportunities to find out more about a job, career path, industry, or company you’re interested in. But any interview is often only as good as the questions the interviewer asks. And in the informational interview, that’s you! When creating your list of informational interview …

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