There are a lot of moving parts to a job search. Organization, follow-up, communication, and confidence are almost as important as having a good LinkedIn profile and resume. Do you have all the pieces in place?
This week’s summary has information to help you become a smarter job seeker. You’ll learn about:
- Answering salary expectation interview questions
- Job interview warning signs
- An alternative to spraying and praying
- Where your job search is breaking down
- Complexities of the labor market
- How to talk to your boss when you learn someone is paid more than you
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How to Answer “What Are Your Salary Expectations?” | Harvard Business Review
This article by Amy Gallo lays out two different approaches and sample responses for answering this question. Prepare and practice because you will absolutely be asked this and likely during the phone screen.
Watch Out for These 14 Red Flags During Your Job Interviews | Shelley Piedmont
You want to make a great impression during the interview, but you also are there to determine if you want this job. Don’t dismiss these red flags during a job interview. They could be symptoms of other problems.
Forget Cold Emails or DMs | David Hannan
This proven 8-step strategy will deliver your target audience to you organically. But there is one warning… you have to put in the work – consistently.
Resumes Alone Don’t Win Jobs | Adrienne Tom
Instead of relying on your resume to land you a job, review this list and see what else you might need to do to make it to the final round. Of course, you need a good resume, but identify where your search is breaking down and fix that problem.
Take a deeper look at what is really happening when we have low employment but also a large number of layoffs. It’s not as simple as looking at the labor market. Bersin writes:
“The labor market, your company, and your profession is more like an “anthropology” than a “market.” It evolves and changes, and you should try to understand it.”
Steps to consider when a colleague gets paid more than you | Financial Management Magazine
It’s likely that you have or will be faced with this scenario. The key to having any conversation with your boss is planning it out, practicing, and removing your emotions.
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.