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Posted May 05, 2015 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Do You Meet the Expectations of Employers?

Whether you are a recent college graduate or other first time job seeker, there are certain skills and qualities that employers want you to have to get hired for entry level jobs.  Ask yourself what you bring to the table that can add value to a particular company.  Why should you do that?  It seems that in today’s job market, employers are having a difficult time finding what they want in candidates. (more…)

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Job Offer on the Table? 5 Things to Think about Before Saying Yes

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Retro red round rubber stamp “Job Offer”. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Congratulations, new job seeker!  After all of your hard work in your job search, you have finally landed an offer.  Even though you are happy about that, there are some things you may want to consider before accepting a new position.

People – Who will you be working with?  In order to be productive in the workplace, it is essential to get along with your boss and your colleagues.  Understand that everyone on the job does not have to be your best friend.  Just be professional by treating everyone the way you want to be treated. (more…)

Posted October 30, 2014 by

Should You Become An Auto Insurance Agent?

Kimberly Quinones

Kimberly Quinones, VP of Sales Midwest at Illinois Vehicle Auto Insurance

Selecting a career path that is challenging, interesting and stable can require some careful thought and consideration. Among the choices that can provide stability and the opportunity to grow within the industry is becoming an auto insurance agent. Understanding the potential benefits and downsides of the career can make it easier to determine if it is the right job for your career goals. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2014 by

Salary Negotiation from an Employer’s Perspective

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary.

The most common mistake we have seen is that interviewees do not know how to accurately gauge if a company is likely to be amenable to accepting a counter offer.

Prior to asking for more money, it’s important to see the hiring process from the point of view of the employer.  The first step in that process is to define what situations will make a hiring company more or less likely to negotiate your salary. (more…)

Posted July 09, 2014 by

How you can develop in a career as an insurance adjuster

Loss adjuster inspecting car involved in an accident

Loss adjuster inspecting car involved in an accident. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The insurance industry is an ever growing one with more people wanting to insure everything that they value most and this also makes this industry a very lucrative one especially if you wish to make a career in this field. With the boom in the insurance market, employment opportunities have also increased tenfold. When it comes to the field of insurance, you can be assured that with a financial background in banking, insurance and the likes, you will have several career options at your disposal and you can essentially select the one that fits your personality and choices well. If you would like to do some quality reading in order to understand every aspect of the realm of insurance then you should certainly consider visiting http://cheapautoinsuranceusa.com to get a complete and clear picture of what to expect in a career in this field. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2014 by

Is Management Consulting the Right Career for You?

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Management consulting concept in yellow surrounded by related words. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Management consultants are in demand more than ever in today’s global economy. Large businesses rely on the advice of top-notch firms to accelerate their growth and services. Despite the need for more consultants, prestigious consulting firms only select a handful of applicants to come on board.

Even with the odds being so small in landing a consulting job, it is still considered to be a very popular choice among fresh graduates. Why is management consulting such a sought after career? (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 September 05, 2013 by

Getting a government job: Is it worth it?

Bureaucrat or government official holding a file

Bureaucrat or government official holding a file. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Getting a government job is not the easiest of task. With so much of competition and limited vacancies, everyone is looking eye to eye to get that much coveted government job. But is it totally worth the efforts? Let us examine.

Many of us have aspired to become a government officer while growing up. Although not the most glamorous of jobs, these are certainly the most sought after. Students spend years of their life, even after graduating, preparing for the various public sector exams. Some are so obsessed with these jobs that they do not give up until either they succeed or exhaust all of their attempts.  But is this obsession justified or is it just a false sense of pride that makes people blind to other equally bright career opportunities in favour of government sector employment options? To know this we must understand the benefits that a public sector job provides and compare that with the various shortcomings associated with such jobs. (more…)

Posted August 14, 2013 by

Have You Thought about Getting an Entry Level Job in Logistics? 8 Reasons It Might Benefit Your Career

Some people might not think about the importance of logistics, but it is something that affects our lives daily.  The following post has eight reasons why you may want to pursue an entry level job in the field for the benefit of your career.

You want a career that matters, right? You want to make a difference in the world, to be part of something big. You want training and education. You’re a team player and tech-savvy. Guess what could be the perfect match? Logistics. It might not sound sexy, but logistics is critical to our everyday activities

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Posted August 12, 2013 by

What’s Keeping You from the Career You Want? 5 Reasons You Won’t Land that Dream Entry Level Job

Having doubt in life is normal.  However, if you really desire to achieve a goal, then you have to believe it is possible and pursue your dreams.  The following post offers five reasons that will keep you from landing an entry level job in the career field you want, as well as advice to deal with your concerns.

Do you have a brilliant business idea and want to strike out on your own, but feel you simply can’t—there’s too much holding you back? Every day, we hear stories about people who are trapped and miserable in cubicles and corporate life. More often than not, we aren’t

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