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Posted November 22, 2013 by

Good & Bad Examples of Salary Negotiations

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

Ever wonder what works and what doesn’t regarding salary negotiation and asking for a raise? We asked you, our readers, about your last negotiating experience and it was easy to see what worked, what didn’t, and why.

Here are some real-life examples of salary negotiations along with our advice about what they did right, wrong, and how they could’ve handled things better. (more…)

Posted November 12, 2013 by

Building Self-Confidence to Interview Better

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

Most of your frustrations and struggles during your job search have to deal with insecurity.   How you feel about yourself will either spawn motivation and energy or will severely hurt your chances for a great career.

When you increase your confidence level, you are able to interview more effectively, negotiate higher salaries and, subsequently you will receive a wider number of offers.  Conversely, when you fail to do so, you are going to be paid less, given fewer responsibilities and will end up accepting a position that you are over-qualified for. (more…)

Posted October 31, 2013 by

Time to Get Another Entry Level Job? 6 Skills that Are a Plus on Your Resume

If things just aren’t working out at your current entry level job, it may be time to get another one.  As you prepare your resume, don’t forget to include six skills that are a plus found in the following post.

So you picked a degree in a career field you thought you’d love, but a few years into the daily grind, you’re no longer feeling it. What can you do when all your education and experience is in one field, but you know in your gut it’s time to move on

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Posted October 24, 2013 by

3 Tips to Turn Around Your Interviews for Recent Graduate Jobs

While grads have prepared for their interviews, they might not know how to recovery if these meetings are not going so well.  Learn three tips they can use to turn their interviews around for recent graduate jobs in the following post.

We’ve all had the feeling… we’re in a job interview and we can tell it isn’t going well. We try to stay positive but it seems we’re sinking rapidly. So, what can you do about it? Actually, a lot! So don’t leave without trying to fix it! The job interview

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

Bring the Best Out of Your Workers with Entry Level Jobs. 3 Management Tips Employers Can Learn from the Gaming World

Employers, how can you get the most out of your young professionals with entry level jobs?  Consider three management tips to apply from the gaming world in the following post.

Is your company experiencing poor engagement, performance and retention among your Millennial workforce? You could turn things around if you embrace training that uses the dopamine reward system. Yes, I’m serious. If you’re responsible for training Millennials, you need to get smart about dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter released as a response to everyday events like completing tasks, eating

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

Good & Bad Examples of Salary Negotiations

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

Ever wonder what works and what doesn’t regarding salary negotiation and asking for a raise? We asked you, our readers, about your last negotiating experience and it was easy to see what worked, what didn’t, and why.

Here are some real-life examples of salary negotiations along with our advice about what they did right, wrong, and how they could’ve handled things better. (more…)

Posted October 18, 2013 by

7 Things Never to Say When Asking for a Raise

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

Oh, you want a raise? Congratulations, you’re now in an elite group of American workers known informally as EVERYBODY!

Seriously though, let’s get into a little tough love for a minute. We know you want a raise, but have you really stopped to think about whether or not you deserve one? What’s more, have you gone over what you’re going to tell your boss when he/she asks why you deserve more money? Too many employees haven’t, and as a result are disappointed when they’re denied.

Believe me, we want you to negotiate and get more money. We’re Salary.com so that’s pretty much why we’re here. But convincing an employer to give you a raise is all predicated on showing them you’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty, and making sure they believe you’ll continue to do so in the future. It’s about exceeding expectations, not just meeting them. So with that mind, here are seven reasons you should NEVER give your boss when asking for more money. (more…)

Posted October 14, 2013 by

What to do before applying for a graduate scheme

Young woman in cap and gown looking at newspaper

Young woman in cap and gown looking at newspaper. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Right after university comes the mad rush to get a well paying job. Grad students running frantically from pillar to post to land that one good position in a company.  Among them, many are lucky enough to get a position on one of the coveted graduate schemes offered by the companies. However, is it luck really? Some hard work, organisational skills and planning can still land you that graduate scheme that you want so badly.

The media and almost everybody around will tell you the nightmarish tales of recession and spout statistics of unemployment. Don’t let that discourage you from applying or thinking that you will never make it. The ideal time to start applying is after you get back from your summer vacations in your final year. Start looking at potential jobs and graduate schemes that you would like to apply for. (more…)

Posted October 04, 2013 by

Feng Shui Your Dorm Room for Improved Grades and Reduced Stress

Amanda Greene

Amanda Greene

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice of balancing and optimizing the “chi” or flow of energy throughout your living and working space. By following the home décor and design guidelines for Feng Shui, you can set up your dorm room to improve your environment and reduce stress. Feng Shui also can be arranged to help you focus on certain areas of your life that you want to improve upon such as relationships, success, health, career, and more. (more…)

Posted October 03, 2013 by

What’s Hormones Got to Do With It?: How Your Hormones Can Affect Your Job Interview Performance

Recruiter observing job candidate during an interview

Recruiter observing job candidate during an interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve done everything you can think of to prepare for your job interview: You’ve researched the company you want to work for, practiced answers for interview questions that may come your way, and bought a dress-for-success outfit to wear. You think you’ve tackled the job interview from every angle, but there may be one thing that can affect your performance that you haven’t considered — your hormones. (more…)