Searching for a job is super stressful. You may have applied everywhere and never got a response from half the companies. You may already have a company that wants you. Did you stop to consider that this might not be the place for you? The stress of finding a job is a lot, but the stress of being in the wrong job for you is enough to make you want to end your career immediately. No paycheck will be work your happiness and health. Let’s figure out how to make your career fit your lifestyle.
I don't know about you, but as a college student, I fear the future. With little to no professional experience right out of college, what are we supposed to do to be the best candidate? Hopefully, by the end of this post, you will learn tips and tricks to develop your professional skills and land the job before you even get your diploma—or shortly after.
Job-searching can be a nerve wracking and stressful process, but it shouldn't have to be! OFJS is here to help you through the process and to make finding a job easier than you thought.
Understanding a Job Offer
-Other than salary… What Else Do You Need?
The first thing everybody thinks of when receiving a job offer is the salary. While this is important, there are many more factors to consider. What kind of benefits will I receive? Will I have a flexible schedule? Is there an opportunity for growth within the company? These are just some of factors that every potential employee needs to think about before accepting a job offer.
How to Negotiate Your First Salary Out of College
Negotiating Your First Salary
So you’ve nailed the interview, impressed your recruiter or hiring managers, and now you’ve got the job. You can stop stressing, right? Soon, but not quite - you still need to negotiate your starting base salary and benefits. This negotiation is more important than you might think and can drastically affect your earnings for the rest of your life. Successfully negotiating a high starting salary means that relatively higher raises will follow. The skills that you’ll learn in this article will teach you the basics of negotiation; a skill you can use throughout your entire life. Negotiation can be scary and uncomfortable - especially when it involves someone that’s going to be paying your bills. However, there is no need to panic. If you know your value and are well prepared, the process of negotiating your salary will be much more comfortable and your boss will notice your confidence and respect you for it.