Monday, August 20, 2018

Job Search Tip - Salary Requirements

More Information about Salary Requirements
If you are asked your salary requirements early in the hiring process, the company is using this question as a pre-screening tool. Be careful! If you answer too high you may disqualify yourself from the running and if you answer too low you may be depriving yourself of a much higher salary once hired.

Consider the following responses:
1. Negotiable
2. Depends on the benefits package
3. Share the salary range you have researched

Try the following approach:
"That's a great question that I will be able to answer later in the interview process once I know more about the position and its challenges, I should be able to accurately answer your question. Still, I have done research on www.salary.com, so I'd be looking for a position within the $k-$k base salary range. Clearly, you will want to be confident that I'm the right person for this position, as well, before discussing salary and benefit information with me...am I correct in assuming that?"

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Job Search Tip - LI Recommendations

When someone says, “You did a great job on that project!” ask him or her to take a snapshot of that success by writing a recommendation on LinkedIn. And don’t be afraid to specify what you’d like the recommender to focus on. Getting generic recommendations that say, “Lea was great to work with” aren’t very helpful—but something specific, like “Lea’s contributions on the project enabled us to increase forecasted savings by 5% over our original plan” will really showcase your strengths.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Job Search Tip - Custom Resume

Even if you're looking at jobs that are all within the same industry, it's still important to tailor your resume so that it matches each specific job you apply to. By doing so, you give yourself a competitive edge over the resumes that hiring managers know are used for any and every job.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Tackle the "overqualified" label head on

Tackle the "overqualified" label head on

A risk employers see when considering older workers is the risk that the job being hired for is beneath the skills of an experienced applicant vying for the position. They don’t want to hire someone and invest in training and onboarding that person only to have that person get bored with the role and quickly quit.

Help put your potential boss at ease by letting that person know you’re interested in that role and why you are. According to AARP, some potential phrases to use are ones like “At this point in my career, I want to apply my skills to a new position or field” or “I’m more interested in flexibility and work-life balance, but would consider taking on more responsibility in the future, should it be offered.”

Your goal is to come across as a team player and someone who wants exactly what that job is offering. By doing so, you look far less risky to your future employer and far more likely to fit into the company’s culture.

Source - Motley Fool

Friday, August 3, 2018

Job Search Tip - What is your Ideal Job

Here is a good exercise - Write your ideal job description based upon your skills and career direction. Don't stop here.  Take this content to a separate page and write your past accomplishments as related to each function you have written.  When you see all the good things you have done,  you will now have the confidence you need to pursue your dream opportunity.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Job Search Tip - Thank You Notes

Job Search Tip - Thank You Notes - After you have completed the interview, always send a thank you note that includes 1-2 of the talk point(s) of the interview.  Do not send a perfunctory note that shows little thought or ingenuity.  hashtag#jobsearch hashtag#thankyounote