How to Pick the Best Career For You , Part 2: From Exposure-to-Opportunity

Written by Marta L. Driesslein, CECC

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Hunt for “spot opportunities” to findrepparttar secret passageway to employers Increase your exposure to unpublicized job leads and customarily inaccessible decision makers by exploiting Spot Opportunities. These are indicators of movement within a company that can be triggers for hiring. They arerepparttar 135172 beginning of a hiring pattern and usually signalrepparttar 135173 development of a hiring initiative. Wisely and routinely using spot opportunities leaves your competition choking inrepparttar 135174 dust wondering howrepparttar 135175 heck you got inside.

Forget everything you’ve heard or know about finding a job Stop looking for a job and start proactively targeting employers who have problems or challenges you can solve. When you pick a job based on employer need rather than your own you immediately provide tangible value and benefit to busy decision makers and earnrepparttar 135176 right to be heard.

“Greasingrepparttar 135177 Wheel” is exposure-to-opportunity gone extreme The radical method of “Greasingrepparttar 135178 Wheel” is rarely used byrepparttar 135179 job search masses because it involves taking considerable time to research industry and news sources and sniff outrepparttar 135180 possibilities andrepparttar 135181 players with a keen detective-like nose. However, if you keep doing thingsrepparttar 135182 way you’re doing them now, you’ll keep gettingrepparttar 135183 same results. To see changes, in what you get, you need to change what you do. Go extreme.

A sneak peak into Part Three “Reality of Exposure” by showing you how to become a major league pitcher of solutions usingrepparttar 135185 fast ball of strategic promotional development.

Marta L. Driesslein, CECC is a senior management consultant for R.L. Stevens & Associates Inc., ( a career marketing firm and organization celebrating over 24 years of providing strategic marketing solutions for its clients’ career transitioning needs

Your Salary: What Are You Worth?

Written by David Richter

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Keep in mind that no other person possesses these same unique gifts. The things in life that are rare tend to be worth more than those things that are bountiful in nature. Extending this concept further,repparttar rarest thing is a one-of-a-kind, which is priceless. There is nothing else like it. Have I just described you?

Having said that, what number would best describe your worth? Once you have arrived at a number, communicate this with your spouse or best friend for validation. You may be surprised by their response.

Salary negotiations based on your true worth take on a whole new dimension. No, you probably won’t be compensated one million dollars; however, I have seen twenty to forty thousand dollars added to starting compensation through aggressive negotiations. It is common to negotiate signing bonuses, stipulations calling for substantial six-month performance-based increases, several weeks of additional vacation time and many other perks.

You have probably worked very hard to come to this point, so why stop short of getting what you truly want, and deserve. Wouldn’t you rather be compensated onrepparttar 135091 basis of what you’re worth than on some arbitrary figure designed to keeprepparttar 135092 status quo? Remember, what you receive now becomes your benchmark for future positions. Go for what you are worth – your life will never berepparttar 135093 same!

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