Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Job Offer - What to do next?

 Job Offer - Never accept a job offer on the spot. Ask for a few days to evaluate all line items as related to the new engagement. Explain that you want to make sure you are making the right decision and will think through all the issues thoroughly. During this period, you can do your research and build your strategy for salary negotiation.


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Monday, May 23, 2022

Salary Negotiation - Just don't ask for a merit increase or a higher starting salary.

 Salary Negotiation - Just don't ask for a merit increase or a higher starting salary.


1. Do a little research so you can justify what you are seeking as related to the local job market


2. Show 3 - 4 examples of success stories as related to the value you offer. In short - tell them why you are great!


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Friday, May 20, 2022

Salary Requirements:

Salary Requirements:

Never put your salary requirements / history on your resume.


1. You will lose 100% of any leverage you may have during negotiations

2. You will be disqualifying yourself from the ultimate goal - getting the interview

3. It is not anybody's business how much money you have earned


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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Reference Sheets -

1) If you are starting your job search, time to get things in order for your job search, including lining up references.

2) Once you have secured references (at least three (3) but no more than five (5), add those names to a Reference Sheet (not on your resume). Only offer the sheet when you know you want the job. Treat your references as an asset.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 Many points to ponder about Job Rejection. One to be mindful of:


1. Did you have the actual requirements for the position. Be honest, were you overqualified? underqualified? correct cultural fit?

If you have seen a pattern in your jobs that you have received rejection letter, adjust your expectations and hone in on the qualifications that make you a legitimate candidate.

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More Salary Negotiation

 Salary Negotiation -


In my opinion, it is perfectly fine to ask the hiring manager / recruiter how the company calculated the value of the position that you are seeking.


1. Did they use the # of years as a key parameter?

2. Did they do wage / salary survey (s)?

3. Are degrees / certifications a factor of significance?


However, before you engage in the interview and potential negotiation, do your homework and research salary ranges as related to geographic, job title, sector, experience, education, etc.


If you do not know where to find this data, private message me.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Salary Negotiation

Know the (Exact) Number

According to researchers at Columbia Business School, you should ask for a very specific number—say, $64,750 rather than $65,000.

Turns out, when employees use a more precise number in their initial negotiation request, they are more likely to get a final offer closer to what they were hoping for.


This is because the employer will assume you’ve done more extensive research into your market value to reach that specific number.


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Monday, May 9, 2022

"Ghosting Job Offers" or Irresponsible Journalism - Take your Pick

 Before we start coming to conclusions about the workforce, let's speak to the demographic / psychographic of the audience in question before making random conclusions about people "ghosting" job offers...


As far as I am concerning, without segmenting the demographic, this is irresponsible on the part of LinkedIn to post this data.


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Friday, May 6, 2022

Job Titles

 Job titles are important! The job title enables colleagues (in office, vendors, partners, customers, etc) to understand the work you you provide and to a certain extend, the level of experience.

But also keep in mind that companies manipulate job titles in order to lower compensation levels. Therefore, always under the complexities and responsibilities of your job / job you seek and make certain you are compensated correctly.


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Monday, May 2, 2022

Return to the Office - Kinda like "Dating"

 From Today's LinkedIn News:

Companies are in an awkwardly desperate “baby, come back!” phase with their employee relationships, hoping to make #RTO official. But they’re not winning many over, argues Bloomberg. Office occupancy is at about 41% — an almost stagnant number even with flashy, persuasive events like Google's Lizzo concert for staff and Qualcomm's in-office fitness classes. Turns out, free swag isn’t enough to erase concerns about expensive commutes and COVID-19. So what's the solution? Companies striving to provide meaning to work will win compared to those that simply provide a place to work.


This is somewhat comical - sounds like dating...


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Friday, April 29, 2022

Job Dissatisfaction

 In response to today's LinkedIn posting, Americans have been leaving their jobs at record rates. Those who walked off the job in 2021 did so for two main reasons, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 35% cited feeling disrespected at work


AB- This is common - poor management, combined with the fact that many companies view employees as "commodities". The trickle down effect results in poor morale, stress, excessive politics and ultimately job dissatisfaction.


37% cited low pay -


AB - Validates the fact that in many situations, the only way to increase your compensation is to get a job offer so you have leverage over your employer. Why is this important? In most cases, you will not get the compensation you warrant unless you go outside and secure a job offer with a another company.


FYI (related but secondary topic) - About 56% reported earning more money while 53% reported having an easier time balancing work and life.


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