The most important time to exercise patience in the hiring process is in the final stages when an offer of employment has been extended to you. It is easy to rush the process in order to close the deal. When you receive the offer and hiring agreement, take your time to go through your offer … Continue reading Don’t Be Rushed Into A Hiring Agreement.
A first interview turned out to be very positive, you are looking forward to the second meeting, then everything stops. Hiring situations have their own individual dynamics. One situation may be resolved in a matter of days, with everything falling into place, effortlessly. People make a connection, meetings are held and a hiring agreement is … Continue reading The Hiring Process Is Often Delayed By Factors Beyond Your (And Our) Control.
It’s tempting to jump to a new opportunity, just make sure you are landing in the right place. What are some issues to explore when deciding on moving from one job to another? Stability: How frequently have they advertised and hired for the position you are considering? What are their thoughts about the person leaving/who … Continue reading Changing Jobs? Look Before You Leap.
A balanced sense of ambition and realism helps you achieve the goals you set out for yourself. Those who allow ambition to be their master rather than mastering their ambition often make short-sighted decisions where desire gets in the way of objectivity. Cutting corners to experience rapid career progress exposes you to demands and expectations … Continue reading Why Do I Want This Career Opportunity?
Clarity is essential. Ensure that your recruiter knows what your expectations are. Many people assume that there's salary flexibility with an employer based on their having the experience and skills required for the job. Some companies have flexibility for the ideal candidate, others don't. Some recruiters are vague about compensation levels---especially if they don't have … Continue reading Be Clear About Your Salary Expectations With Your Recruiter.
It’s important to remember this in negotiating vacation with a potential employer for jobs requiring less experience : Employers sometimes have standard paid-vacation corporate policies applicable to all employees of a certain pay level. If you have specific vacation plans, bring this to the attention of a potential employer before you get to an offer … Continue reading Negotiate More Vacation Time By Suggesting Options To Consider.
There's a world of difference between an attitude of positive and patient perseverance, versus an attitude of grudging acceptance, or enforced restraint. When you want something to happen, an inner agitation can build. This is especially noticeable when you're waiting for other people to make up their minds about a hiring decision, and you have … Continue reading Are You Waiting For A Hiring Decision?