Salary Negotiations

Make 2018 The Year of Your Potential

2018 resolutions

You are invited to unleash your potential in 2018. Schedule a kickstarter session today. Click here to get started. My prior New Year resolutions are laughable at this point — from losing weight to working harder to creating a more colorful wardrobe. I’ve never committed to them beyond mid-February. Their allure dissipates sharply once Valentine’s Day rolls…

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Interview Question: What would you rather do X or Y?

Interview Insights | Interview Question: What would you rather do X or Y? This is a very frequent occurrence. A recruiter accepts your invite for a call. They start out by saying we don’t have any immediate openings. This is simply exploratory.  If after this call there is an opening then I will throw your…

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How to Land Interviews: Do Your Homework

How to Land Interviews: Do Your Homework You’ve submitted cover letters. You tailored your resume. You called the human resources manager directly and left messages yet you STILL have not landed an interview at your target company. Go all in if you are committed to working for a specific company in a defined industry.

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You Nailed the Interview — Now What?

One of the most difficult parts of any application—to a school program, for a job, etc.—is the interview. Often, depending on what you’re applying for, there are multiple interviews involved. But it’s that first one that will probably weigh on you for weeks, cause you to look up innumerable tips and strategies, and make you…

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4 New Ways to Answer the Weakness Question

Whether you’ve been on a few interviews or many, chances are you’ve come across this dreaded question: “What is your greatest weakness?” Job candidates often fear being asked this and consider the weakness question to be one of the hardest parts of the interview process. They don’t want to say something that will take them…

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What Hiring Managers Ought to Know About Mother’s Day

Don’t buy me flowers for Mother’s Day. They die. Don’t buy me chocolate either because it makes me fat. Mimosas won’t work because I’m nursing twins and sleeping is a pipe dream for 2014. So when I was asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day, I decided to think about it as a profession-oriented career…

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How to Answer: “What Are Your Salary Expectations?”.

Here’s a scenario many of us are familiar with: You applied for a job you want and, after days of anxious waiting, you land an interview to discuss the role and your qualifications. During the discussion, you go over your professional background, why you’re interested in the position and what the job entails. Then, some…

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Salary Negotiation Strategy: $$$ on the Table

Having worked closely with job seekers, I have seen folks leave a fair share of money on the table because they fear losing an opportunity or job. For example, “Bob” was an Acme Acres employee for 10+ years. Bob was relocated because his skills were crucial to the firm yet he never asked for a…

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