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01 Jul 11 Tips for Salary Negotiation at Interview

Salary negotiation is an important part of any final job interview, from both the interviewer and interviewee’s point of view. Salary has to be negotiated in such a way, that both the parties remain benefited. But often poor negotiation skill of the interviewee can spoil the entire process and result into unsatisfactory output. Don’t let your poor negotiation spoil your future. Here are some tips for you.

Don’t rush towards the negotiation process

Undoubtedly salary is one of the main pulling factors behind job switching. Being tempted by better salary we often change jobs. And that’s a common interest for both you and the interviewer; since the interviewer has to pay you. That’s an obvious question which may crop up at any part of the interview process. But don’t rush towards the salary discussion. When asked you may quote your expected salary or say it can be worked out later.

Know your value first

To ask for a reasonable salary, first you need to find your own market value. Judge your value in terms of logical perception of your knowledge, experience, skills and expertise, achievements, training, brand association and educational qualification.

Organization’s pay structure

Some organizations may have their own pay structure as per the candidates’ educational levels. Defined salary structures are at times made flexible, depending on candidate’s exclusive skills or extra-ordinary caliber.  Know these pay structures before negotiating salary.

Exclusive position

In case your job position is quite unique and exclusive or you are the only one who could get through the interview process you can call for a premium amount of salary. As for example, if the concerned company keeps only one brand manager and you have been selected as the one, you can ask for a good salary package.

Industry rate
Know the industry rate first. Know how much other companies in the same industry are paying to its employees, at similar level like you. Knowing the industry rate will help you in the negotiation process to put forth a logical demand of salary.

Put your greed aside

Don’t get too greedy about money. A good company can’t be missed out for a few extra bucks. If everything is fine and you decide to join, don’t let the greed come in between. If you are getting a decent package, join it. Later on with time as you build good rapport and prove your skills salary hike won’t be a problem for you. Consider the entire package, not just winning negotiation. Too tall demand of yours may make the interviewer find you unreasonable or money minded. So be fair, gentle and not too pushy.

Let a good negotiation bring you good luck and the dream job.

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28 Jun 11 Effective Tips for Job Hunt

For new job aspirants finding a good and apt job is a difficult task often, since many of them remain confused about the entire process of job hunt. If you are on a job hunt, and looking for a good job; but don’t know how to start the process; here are some essential tips for you.

Fix your goal

First of all, know what you want to do. What’s your goal? Does your goal match with your skills? Often youngsters remain confused about jobs, designations, skills required and get convinced by what others are doing or what is highly paying. Never do this mistake. Know what you wish to do and if it suits your skills or not. If you wish to be a school teacher, stay determined. Whatever may come your way, you have to be firm with your decision. Don’t get lured by other job profiles.

Register at job portals

From where will you come to know about the job opportunities? You may not know each job recruiter personally. So start registering yourself in different job portals. Pick up the popular ones and also niche job portals which specialize in an area of job like academics and media jobs etc. Submit your resume there, write a nice cover letter and finish your personal and professional profile. Mark all the areas of work, from which you wish to receive job alerts in your mail inbox. Make sure you complete all details, more explicit your profile is higher are the chances of getting interview calls. Apart from regular job alerts, make an effort to visit the job portals regularly and do a manual search for new job opportunities.

Check local dailies

Look out for the job opportunities in your local dailies. You may refer to the job category of your interest like ‘academics’, ‘media’ etc. Browse these job advertisements regularly. They may ask you to send resume by email or post. Do the needful.

Proactive application may work

At times forced CVs do wonder. If you are eyeing at a company in particular, but in recent times they haven’t advertised for upcoming vacancy you may give an extra effort towards the same and send your resume. In such case, if they like your resume they may call when a vacancy crops up in future.

These are the few ways of job look out. It will ease the process of job hunt.

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18 Jun 11 Tips for Job Interview Preparation

If it’s your first job interview and you are worrying where to start the preparation from, you are not an exception. Worry about job interview, performance, questions is quite natural among the beginners. But don’t let this fear take a toll on you and spoil your performance. Confidence will come with the right guidance. Here are few tips for the job interview preparation. Before going for the interview follow these tips.

Flawless CV

Always remember if you are not confident about your CV, it will reflect in your attitude, personality, body language in front of the interviewer. So work on your CV first, make it crispy yet all inclusive. Don’t put false information in your CV. A good CV will silently talk about you. Follow formal CV format.

Know your subject

Don’t forget at the end of the day its knowledge of your subject that matters the most. Study your subject, know what all can be asked in interview. Know about the current industry practice. If you score well in questions asked you have higher chance of getting through the job.

Obvious questions

There are some stereotyped obvious questions frequently asked in interview like – ‘Tell us something about yourself’, ‘what are your strengths and weaknesses?’, ‘Where do you see yourself after five years from now?’ etc. Prepare answers of these probable questions in advance. You may practice answering these questions in front of a mirror. It will not only help you to answer, but also answer with perfect attitude, body language and confidence. This practice will boost your confidence and also help in lowering fear of speaking in front of the interviewer.

Read about the company

Before going for an interview read about the company. Go to its website, read about the company, its achievements, work done, clients, history. Interviewer may ask you if you know enough about them. So knowledge is important.

Wear the perfect attire

Wearing perfect attire to interview is very important. Wear formal clothes of pastel shades. Too bright colors are to be avoided. Don’t wear distracting earrings, necklaces and other accessories. Shoes should be formal, neat. Wearing formal clothes will not only make you appear like a professional, it will also boost your confidence.

Start preparing today for your dream job.

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