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Posted July 29, 2014 by

Grads, Think You’ll Be Able to Negotiate Salaries for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Get Your Hopes Too High

New college graduates who believe they will be able to negotiate salaries for their entry level jobs may want to think again.  Learn why in the following post.

It’s not unusual for large companies to hire a “class” of brand new college grads for a fixed number of entry-level positions for which the salary has already been set. Why is that? Because most entry-level positions are…

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Posted March 14, 2014 by

How to Find a Job That Not Everyone’s Applying To

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiting

Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you.  It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success.  It’s not where you went to college, either.

Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings.  For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% chance of getting that job.

As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.

As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2013 by

Good & Bad Examples of Salary Negotiations

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, 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 September 11, 2013 by

Want an Entry Level Job? 10 Mistakes You Should Avoid

To land an entry level job, it is important not to hurt your chances by making costly mistakes.  Learn 10 of them to avoid in the following post.

Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Highlights 10 Little-known but Deadly Mistakes That Can Stop a Job Search Dead in its Tracks! Many people make significant job search mistakes and never even realize it. These blunders are easy to make … and they can end up costing you thousands of

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Posted August 12, 2013 by

How a 2-Minute Salary Negotiation Can Impact You For Years

Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson, contributing writer

Life in 2013 moves fast. Some would say too fast. Our tweets are only 140 characters, social videos on Vine max out at 6 seconds, and we’d all like to get six-pack abs in just a few minutes. What surprises some job-seekers when they learn about salary negotiation, is that sometimes the entire conversation around your future compensation is wrapped up in just a few short minutes, but can have a lasting impact for years to come.

If you’re not prepared, it can fly by in an instant. If you don’t have the right approach, you leave money on the table. (more…)

Posted August 07, 2013 by

5 Ways to Figure Out What You’re Worth

Sara Sutton Fell

Sara Sutton Fell, contributing writer

“So, what are you looking to be paid?”

It’s always a sticking point during an interview. When a hiring manager asks you what your salary requirements are, it can be difficult to answer. Ask for too much, and you could end up pricing yourself right out of the job. Venture too little and you might be seen as less than confident in your capabilities (and also not get the salary you deserve). (more…)

Posted June 20, 2013 by

How to Get Paid Top Dollar at Your First Real Job

Alan Corey

By Alan Corey, author of “The Subversive Job Search”

Step 1: Demonstrate how you work when you aren’t getting paid.  Come prepared to an interview by bringing work you’ve already done for the company based on the job listing details and other online research you have found.  Having your potential new employer see that you can be self-motivated and willing to work before you get a paycheck can earn you big dividends come salary negotiation time.  If the inner workings of your job are unknown to you, an acceptable alternative would be bringing hypothetical projects/work assignments with you that you think this job could potentially have.  If your work is high quality on these made-up assignments, you not only stand-out against other job candidates, but once you start working your new starting salary will most likely be higher than expected. (more…)

Posted December 11, 2012 by

Boost Your Career: Do What The Popular Kids Did In High School

CollegeRecruiter.comEven if you were not one of the most popular students in high school, you can learn lessons from those who were and apply them to your career.  Learn more in the following post.

Those cheerleaders, class presidents and smiling sports stars were so popular in high school, and they’re more successful in their careers, too.

They earn more than the rest of us even 35 years after high school is over, according to new research from the National Bureau of Economic Affairs.

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Posted October 17, 2012 by

5 Best Practices for Job Seekers Looking for Next Career Opportunity

ExecuNet Editor-in-Chief Robyn GreenspanA recent survey asked top third party recruiters (also known as headhunters) to weigh-in on best practices to help job seekers find their next career opportunity. The data suggests that when submitting job applications, developing an online profile and networking with recruiters, there are some very clear do’s and don’ts.


Posted July 17, 2012 by

Negotiating Salary in a Still Tough Job Market

Alexandra Levit of AlexandraLevit.comIn this market, many job candidates are desperate for an offer – any offer. But even if you are new to an industry or have been unemployed for a while, is it smart to blindly accept the first number that an employer throws out? I don’t think so.

Once you are inside an organization, raises are small and promotions are often slow coming, so you have to do what you can to maximize your salary and benefit package right out of the gate. But how can you do this when the employer has the upper hand and hundreds of qualified candidates from which to choose? (more…)