3 Tips for Salary Negotiations

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 02:54:48 PM

Talking about money during a job interview is something that makes most of us more nervous than it should. We usually avoid it, assume that we’re all on the same page, or just take whatever is offered and never work through any salary negotiations. But none of these are the best strategy! Salary negotiation is an important part of the job interview process and can benefit all parties when done correctly. Here are a few tips to ease your nerves and help you have a successful money conversation: Choose the right time to have salary negotiation conversations. This is the key to starting off a salary negotiation conversation on the right foot. You definitely don’t want to come into the initial interview & demand to know what the position pays right out of the gate (or worse, tell the interviewer what you demand to be paid!). This first interview is all about determining if you’re a match for the company and the position. Be prepared to ask thoughtful questions about what your duties would be in the role and what skills they are looking for in an employee. All of this will help you determine a pay range that you feel is fair for when...

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by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 02:47:11 PM

While many interviewers tend to assess a candidate on a more emotional level in the first few minutes of meeting you want to go beyond your “gut instinct” and have a more quantifiable means of evaluating each candidate. Take the time to organize and be prepared with a list of questions that will be asked during the interview. You can prepare a list of questions centered on the key competencies you’ve defined for your ideal candidate and you will want to use a variety of techniques to learn as much as possible including open-ended questions behavioral questions and periods of silence to gauge the candidate’s responses to each interview questions fall into several main categories. One of these categories of important questions to ask included, problem-solving questions Problem-solving questions pose specific situations relevant to the position and ask the candidate how he would react so you can gain an understanding of the candidate’s thought process You can get a good feel for how resourceful and creative a candidate is with problem-solving questions Examples of situational questions include: How would you deal with an irate customer? You find that project/product XYZ is behind schedule How do you step up the team? Some companies go so far as to use brain teasers...

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5 Resume Tips to Help You Land the Job

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 02:48:53 PM

Putting together a resume is always a daunting task. It’s often the only chance you get to make an impression with a hiring manager before they decide who to call in for an interview. How can you be sure of exactly what to include to best sell yourself on one page? Are there new trends you should be following? Or specific things to avoid that could make your resume look dated? Here are 5 tips to get your resume in shape to help you land the job. Don’t include every experience or accomplishment. While you might have been great at making milkshakes in high school or worked really hard to earn the top grocery bagger award in college, professional employers don’t need to know about it. You only get one page to sell yourself, so stop thinking of it as a chronological employment list and instead consider it a marketing tool. List experiences and accomplishments that are relevant to the job you’re currently applying for. View each line of your resume as prime retail space and be sure the information you’re including is worthy of the spot. List everything in reverse chronological order. Once you’ve narrowed down which experiences are relevant and worthy of inclusion,...

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