How To Prepare For A Telephone Interview

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

It is important to prepare thoroughly for your telephone interview.

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Salary Negotiation Secrets Revealed!

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

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Decide what types of benefits are important to you. A compensation package might include: flexible work schedule, option to work at home, relocation expenses, pension and insurance plans, company car, holidays, stock options, profit-sharing, training opportunities, etc. By evaluating these beforehand, you can concentrate on bargaining inrepparttar 150657 negotiation process.

It is important to know your market value. You can do this by consulting professional associations, job advertisements, business and trade periodicals, employment agencies, executive search companies, career-related websites, and on-line salary surveys.

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When completing application forms, say that your salary requirements are "negotiable" or "competitive." Don’t state a specific figure on your resume.

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