Now that you have advanced in your interview process, is it starting to weigh on you on how you are going to ask for the pay you deserve and not just any pay? You are not alone; a lot of people are scared of the unknown when it comes to asking what they want. Well, look no further here are some tips to help you negotiate the salary you deserve. These tips will help you along your process. First, know your value. Then, ask for help, do mock interviews and lastly practice in the mirror. With focus and practice, anyone can become a good negotiator.
The STAR method is way to sell yourself by communicating your strengths and skills through telling a story about a time where you applied them. You may have to engage in some self exploration because while a story might not seem interesting to you, it may be interesting to an employer. While you are aware of your capabilities, remember the hiring manager is not! The STAR method helps you communicate your abilities in a way that is engaging and easy to follow. This method can be used in interviews and resumes! There are four parts to the STAR method: situation, asks, actions, and result.
Most of us want to think we are the best at what we do, or we at least want to be. But if we’re being honest – there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people out there with the same skills as us. Competition can be scary- How can I get them to pick me? How will I make myself stand out? Well, thankfully we have this tool called social media we can use to our advantage. You can actually use your social media profiles to share your knowledge, skills, and experiences in a way that shows off your professional expertise. 70% of employers now do online pre-screening of their applicants, so use this opportunity to your advantage. But first, you need to answer the big question: What is my personal brand?
Are you a college student, like me, struggling to start your resume? Would you like to catch the eyes of employers? If you said yes to these questions, I have 3 tips to help you create a strong, effective resume and help you get to that next step: grabbing your dream job.
Did you know that nearly 80% of jobs are found online? It has also been estimated that 95% of recruiters refer to the LinkedIn profiles of potential employees. Not only is LinkedIn a social media site and resume platform, it is a great place to start your job search. Here are a few things you can do to use LinkedIn as a search engine to find your dream job:
I really want this job. I have the perfect resume but, what about my cover letter? Here are some simple steps to follow when making the perfect cover letter to go along with your perfect resume. Be sure to comment on your past experiences and/or thoughts on creating the perfect cover letter.