Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life
Job-hunting tips from the September 13, 2010, issue of QuintZine.
Here’s a salary-negotiation tip from Gail Geary, author of Your Next Career:
Employers often pay recruiters a percentage of the hired applicant’s first-year salary. Therefore, recruiters want to know that the salary you expect coincides with what the employer will pay. When speaking with recruiters about salary, Geary suggests you refer to your researched salary range first.
When filling out applications that ask for salary history or requirements, Geary suggests you fill in the blank with the phrase “discuss in person.” On applications that do not allow this tactic, Geary recommends you answer the question truthfully based on the value of your last salary and bonus or your future salary expectations.
The tip is part of an article, 5 Steps to Successful Salary Negotiation, compiled by Selena Dehne, crackerjack publicist for Geary’s publisher, JIST. Read the full article.
Entrepreneurs are inherent risk-takers, and their instinct, When opportunities are within their grasp, is to reach for them. Those who sense opportunity in the marketplace now also realize that there will be intense competition to capitalize on it. This is good news for job seekers, because some small businesses are beginning to hire again.
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