On the hunt for a new job? We know job searching can be a stressful process and tricky to navigate. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled summaries of five articles that offer helpful advice:
1) Tips for Salary Negotiation
Some negotiation can go a long way to get you the salary you want and deserve. When negotiating a salary, it's important to know the market pay for a similar job in the same geographical region, industry, and company size to get a better idea of whether the offered salary amount is reasonable. Sometimes employers can’t meet your salary request, so think about negotiating for more benefits in your compensation package instead such as: a hiring bonus, extra vacation time, an early review, relocation costs, or a flexible schedule.
You can find more helpful tips by reading our article "6 Tips to Successful Benefits Negotiation."
2) Questions to Ask in an Interview
Interviews can feel long, but breezing over the end of the process by saying you don’t have any questions can have a negative impact on your whole interaction. Asking questions in an interview is very important because it benefits not only you, but the employer as well, and it shows that you are interested in the organization.
Having trouble thinking of intelligent questions to ask? Check out this list of the 29 smartest questions to ask at the end of every job interview.
3) How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions
Going into an interview can be very daunting - but don't stress, just be prepared. Consider tough questions that may arise in advance and rehearse how you would answer them.
Check out CNN's article for a list of tough interview questions, the reasoning behind the questions, and example answers.
4) How to Nail Your Skype Interview
Skype interviews are becoming more and more common. The prospect of this kind of interview can be stressful, but it's an effective way to show off your personality and let the interviewer get to know you even better than he or she would over the phone. Things to consider: the importance of choosing your location, using appropriate body language, dressing appropriately, practicing with a friend, and “mastering the virtual handshake.”
Review the full list of tips brought to you by Forbes to set you up for success during your next Skype interview.
5) Resume Tips That Get You Noticed
There is no right or wrong way to write a resume. But competition for jobs is fierce right now. A resume is the first step to getting an employer’s attention, so make sure it represents you well and stands out from the other hundreds of resumes employers receive.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your resume gets noticed by employers.