When the conversation turns to compensation, many job applicants get nervous or uncomfortable and are reluctant to talk about the kind of salary and benefits they expect for a position. These mistakes can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. Here are the three most common ones -- and tips on how to avoid them.
Job-search follow-up at the minimum means sending thank you notes, but most people don't even do that. Good follow up can be the difference.
Advice for confidently dealing with the age issue.
People can strengthen their chances of changing part-time positions into full-time jobs by applying the following seven steps.
Here's Victoria Pynchon's advice for what you should avoid saying when negotiating your salary or asking for a raise. It's aimed at women, primarily, but it's good universal advice.
It's not too late to plan your career search for the new year. In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, here are a few thoughts. Perhaps by picking one (or more) that you are comfortable with, you just may keep that resolution past February.
While it is illegal for employers to discriminate based on age, many older job seekers state that it happens regularly. So what is a seasoned, gracefully aging and intelligent professional to do? Consider a few updates to help you compete with younger job seekers.
It's been said that "finding a job is a full time job", but it's difficult to spend 40 hours a week either performing rote tasks on the computer, or being out in the marketplace being told "no" all day long. Dividing your efforts among three different job search strategies will not only allow you to work longer hours in your job search without going stir-crazy; it will also lead to better results.
Sometimes, the most stressful part of an interview is the waiting that comes after the interview has taken place. Did the interviewers like you? Are they still interested in moving forward with you? Will you get the job? These questions can be stressful to think about when you're waiting to hear back. Here is a good way to follow-up after the interview that stays within the professional lines.
If you're a job seeker, you can find yourself struggling to balance the demands of finding a new job and being tempted by your newfound free time. When you're checking job postings earlier than you ever showed up to the office, it dawns on you that a job search is its own full-time gig.