Time To Retire the “Elevator Speech” For Job Seekers
Time to retire the term “elevator speech” from the job seekers lexicon
Does it really work for job seekers? Isn’t a “speech” about 30 or 40 minutes? Most elevators are very short rides here in California.
So what is the standard definition?
“An elevator speech, or elevator statement is a …
Two Key Questions For Career MANAGEMENT
Are they in sync? Or not?
I think everyone can agree that professional stasis is not good for you or the organization. It’s comforting to know what you have this in common. – Maybe.
It’s not good for you because ‘you do not increase your career portfolio value. You stopped learning and improving. …
Okay, you’re ready. You’ve done your research, you’ve prepared arguments for why you deserve to be paid a higher compensation and you’ve come up with a salary figure that you’d like to negotiate for. Excellent. But, now other questions come to mind. Questions like are there things that can be done during the actual negotiation …
So, you’ve done some information gathering and have an idea now of a salary figure that you’d like to shoot for. Now comes the third and final step in preparing for the negotiation: preparing your case for why you deserve to be paid a higher compensation.
As mentioned, it’s important to not simply negotiate for negotiation’s …
There are many factors that play into a successful salary and benefit negotiation: keeping a positive attitude, keeping your emotions in check, avoiding the mentioning of personal stakes, to name just a few. But, no factor is more important than preparation. Preparation of state of mind, yes. But, more importantly: preparation in the form of …