Salary Negotiation Secrets Revealed!

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

Before you go intorepparttar interview, it is important to know what salary you want, what you need to live on, and what you will be prepared to accept. Spend some time working out your budget. Remember to factor into your calculationsrepparttar 150655 remuneration you'll need inrepparttar 150656 future.

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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How To Answer The Most Difficult Interview Questions

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

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3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

This particularly tricky question requires painstaking preparation and rehearsal. The interviewer is looking for evidence of critical self-assessment and a commitment to continuous self-development. Stress specific job-related strengths and accomplishments. Select one weakness that could be viewed both as positive and negative, e.g. you are a perfectionist who tends to work too long hours. Show, by particular example, how you have successfully addressed this tendency. Make sure to portray yourself in a positive light. Never mention a weakness that is directly related to job for which you are being interviewed.

4. Tell me about yourself.

The interviewer wants to know how well suited you are torepparttar 150672 job and how you can benefitrepparttar 150673 company. Spend no longer than two minutes answering this question. By analysingrepparttar 150674 job description and carrying out detailed company research in advance, you will have a clear idea ofrepparttar 150675 ideal candidate. Focus on your skills, qualifications, and accomplishments that relate torepparttar 150676 advertised position. Remember thatrepparttar 150677 company has a problem and they are looking forrepparttar 150678 best solution. Prove to them that you can solve their problem better than anyone else.

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