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Posted June 12, 2015 by

Recent Grads! Reasons Why You Must Master the Art of Negotiation

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Young business people negotiating in a meeting room. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whilst everyone can benefit from a look at their budget; cutting a few costs here and there will not make a fundamental difference to your financial well being. The easiest and fastest way of doing this is to obtain a substantial rise in your salary. If you are fortunate enough to receive a $5,000 rise in your twenties and can afford to invest it, you can turn this small amount into over a million by the time you retire. (more…)

Posted May 18, 2015 by

7 enticing tips for recent grads to negotiate salary like nobody else

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Show Me The Money card with sky background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Searching for work can be a daunting task at the best of times. It can be even more difficult if you are looking for work in a niche area. It is possible that in the excitement of obtaining a job you forget the last, most important obstacle. Your salary! This is the main reason for working and the reason you have been studying hard for so many years. It may seem rude or ungrateful to negotiate your salary when you have not even started the job yet; in fact this is one of the best opportunities to go through this process.

The majority of bosses will have more respect for you if you negotiate on your salary. The following tips will ensure you remain professional: (more…)

Posted October 09, 2014 by

Recent grad or entry-level worker – you can negotiate more than you think

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Recent college graduate and tuition price tag, horizontal. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most recent grads and entry-level workers consider that they don’t have negotiating power because of their lack of experience in a certain field. Though experts agree that one’s bargaining power is strictly mental. If you believe you can do it, then you will.  Of course, this doesn’t mean walking into a negotiation, asking for something and getting it. You have to work for what you want, even if that means giving up your ego. Settling on salary terms can be challenging; nonetheless, if you can bring valid arguments to your claims, you have great chances of getting the most out of a proposed job offer. (more…)

Posted May 20, 2014 by

Brand Yourself: 6 Ways to Make You an Attractive Hire

"Who are you" question written on chalkboard

“Who are you” question written on chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you graduate from school and enter the workforce, chances are (from a paper standpoint) you resemble thousands of other applicants. You need a way to stand out from the job pool.

That’s where branding comes in. Branding is about becoming the applicant you want to be based on your ideal job. Branding is not about lying on your résumé; it’s about marketing yourself, playing up the experience you have, and helping an employer understand why you’re a good hire. Branding makes you more attractive, so here are a few tips on how to do it. (more…)