Your Value Proposition: A Critical Component To Having A Successful Job Search

Written by David Richter


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There is a fundamental difference between your value proposition and your areas of expertise. Your areas of expertise pertain to what you have done,repparttar experiences you have gained overrepparttar 135062 years. Your value proposition reflects who you are,repparttar 135063 unique gifts you possess. It is who you are which best describes to an employer how you would accomplishrepparttar 135064 specific responsibilities ofrepparttar 135065 position offered.

As an example, letís say you gained experience in a cash flow / cash management, or Treasury, type of function. As part of this position, you also gained experience working with bank executives, establishing important relationships with key personnel. These would be areas of expertise. Letís say that as part of your uniqueness, or worth, you have great macro-vision, which isrepparttar 135066 ability to seerepparttar 135067 big picture. You also have an unusual ability to communicate which allows you to quickly initiate critical relationships with high-level executives. These abilities are part of your value proposition. It is your macro-vision and unusual ability to communicate that describe how you would fulfill a position as Treasurer.

Incorporating your value proposition in every aspect of your job search will set you apart and significantly improve your competitive stance inrepparttar 135068 job market. You will find your next job faster and be in position to receive a much stronger compensation package. It is critical to your success.

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David Richter is a recognized authority in career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. David's website is: http://www.procareercoach.com


Counter Offers: Do They Merit Consideration?

Written by David Richter


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Your company will most likely attempt to retain you with a counter-offer.

A counter-offer representsrepparttar companyís monetary sense of what itís going to take to retain you as an employee. It will be fashioned as an offer difficult to refuse, and include a substantial increase in your compensation along with whatever other perks are deemed necessary to win you back. What should you do?

The answer can be found inrepparttar 135038 reason you went looking elsewhere inrepparttar 135039 first place. If you acceptrepparttar 135040 counter-offer, you will make more money, but in every other respect, your situation will remainrepparttar 135041 same. You need to ask yourself ifrepparttar 135042 added income and perks will let you overcome whatever it was that caused your lack of fulfillment. Temporarily, you may be satiated, but you will most likely reach a point where you eventually seek a new position.

While it may be difficult to turn down a counter-offer, it may be your best option. The sooner you find yourself in a more fulfilling position,repparttar 135043 more creative and happier you will be.

Copyright © 2005 TopDog Group All rights reserved.

David Richter is a recognized authority in career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. David's website is: http://www.procareercoach.com


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