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    Knowing Your Worth (and Getting it) as a Young Professional

    When searching for a job, most established professionals make it a point to provide potential employers with a resume that’s filled with hands-on skills, past accomplishments and industry accreditation. As a young professional who’s just entering the workforce, however, you may not have that luxury. In this case, it may take a little more effort …

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    What is the Value of Your Personal Brand?

    Have you ever wondered exactly how much you’re worth, in tangible currency?

    On some level, most of us have questioned our value in our professional lives. Valuation becomes particularly tricky if you don’t occupy a revenue-generating position. T o assign a dollar value to your work, consider the following factors:

    How much money are you…
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    Negotiating Salary From the Employer’s Point of View

    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 …

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    What is Your Current Salary?

    What is your current salary?

    I’m sure you have been asked early in the interview process, “What is your current salary?”

    If it was up to me, I would have everyone respond indigently—None of your %^%#(& business!

    However, that does not work in our current work environment.

    So, how should you answer the question, “What …

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    Things You Should Consider When Evaluating an Offer

    You passed all of the steps for this news. You have put together a great resume and a cover letter, got noticed among other candidates and answered all of the interview questions. Finally the phone rang and the recruiter said ‘Congratulations! We decided to extend you an offer.’ Now, you cannot wait to sign the …

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    Evaluating the Job Offer – What is Missing?

    When you get a job offer what is the first thing you look at?

    The Money!

    If all you are looking at is the money in the job offer, you may end up very disappointed a few months down the road.

    I wrote about determining what you want in non-financial terms in a previous post. …

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    6 Variables That Will Help You Negotiate Salary

    According to the American Psychological Association, nearly a third of American workers believe they are underpaid and suffer heightened amounts of stress due to what they perceive to be an inadequate salary. As more jobs become available and the hiring economy slowly improves, this provides many U.S. workers with the ability to look elsewhere for …

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    5 Tips for Negotiating a Pay Raise

    Negotiating a pay raise with your employer has never been an easy task. However, if you feel you are doing great at work and deserve to get a pay raise, you should definitely ask for it. Below you can find tips on how to do it right.

    1) Make Some Research: Before asking your boss …

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    How To Negotiate For What You Want

    How do you get what you want while leaving the other party feeling like a winner too?

    Negotiating, when done correctly, creates strong win-win situations for both parties. Unfortunately, most ambitious professionals are stuck somewhere between emulating the stereotypical Hollywood idea of a hardball business tycoon and flashbacks to childhood memories of being told to …

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    Viewing Prospective Employers: Mirror or Glass Door?

    Face it: Most people are changing jobs more often than ever before. Some by choice, many against their wills. Average tenures, even at executive levels, are running 18 to 36 months. This steady-state churn means you are likely to be conducting many job searches in your lifetime and contemplating many new employers. If you are …

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