The Dos and Don’ts of Salary Negotiation during a Job Interview

dosSalary negotiation is the trickiest part of any job interview. A job seeker is afraid of quoting a high figure that would give the employer an impression of greed. A small value might indicate the lack of confidence in the job position. However, salary negotiation does not have to be a mystery, follow these simple Do’s and Don’ts and be assured to make the right salary quote.

The Dos

  1. Do your research

Salaries vary depending on the field and industry. It will be worth having an extensive research on the average compensation as pertains to your area. You can also talk to people in this industry or career experts who can conduct a thorough research for you. With this in mind, you are sure to give the appropriate salary quote to the recruiter. Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Salary Negotiation during a Job Interview”

How to Write an Exceptional Cover Letter

Cover letterAlthough mostly brushed off, a cover letter is a vital document that should always accompany the resume during a job application. In fact, the only time you do not need to send the cover letter is when the job application explicitly instructs you not to. The most important thing is putting your ideas in order and expressing yourself to win the sympathy and attention of your potential employers. This calls for the crafting of a good cover letter that stands out above your competitors. So, how do you jot down an eye-catching cover letter?

  1. Introduce yourself

Now, your introduction does not mean writing down something like “My name is Peter.” It means writing your address details. Clearly write your official names and your mobile number. Ensure the phone number you give is convenient for you. No need to give a home phone number, yet the potential employer might call when you are away. You can also indicate your email address, but there is no need for your postal details. Below your contact information, indicate the employer’s name, their position in the company, the company name, and the contact information. Continue reading “How to Write an Exceptional Cover Letter”

7 Reasons Why Candidates Fail In a Job Interview

job chancesHave you ever wondered why one might have the best academic credentials, right skills and relevant work experience for an advertised position and yet miss on a clear job opportunity at their disposal? Have you attended hundreds of job interviews without excelling on any? Right, the problem could be with the wrong impression you make to the potential employers. Here, we shall look at the reasons that have made you an interview failure for the longest time.

  1. Dressing unprofessionally

Your dressing style plays a significant role in the interview process in terms of presentability to the interviewing panel. It is the first impression that silently tells the interviewer loads about you. Find out beforehand the preferred dressing code of the prospective company so as to choose the right clothes to wear on the D-day. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Candidates Fail In a Job Interview”

Top 10 Tips on How to Remain Upbeat During a Job Hunt

jobWhether you are looking for agricultural-related tasks such as mulching, soil testing, etc or the most advanced internet entrepreneurship tasks such as freelancing, job hunting can be a daunting experience especially with the picky nature of the present potential employers. The media and friends can de-motivate you by stating that job seeking is all but a game of luck. However, the worst scenario would be to let yourself get carried away by the negative comments. This article focuses on ways to help you keep positive even as the situation keeps getting tougher.

  1. Feel good about yourself

No one can make you feel better than yourself. You might be going through a trying and challenging time in your life due to joblessness. However, demotivating yourself will do you more harm than good. Feel good about the lessons you keep learning each day of your job hunt. Aim at improving the weaknesses and keep up with the strengths. Continue reading “Top 10 Tips on How to Remain Upbeat During a Job Hunt”