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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?

From Wikipedia

“An elevator speech, or elevator statement is a …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Do you provide a guarantee for your resume services?

Absolutely! We provide you with a 100% satisfactory guarantee, meaning if you are dissatisfied with the final written copy of your resume or cover letter, a rewrite is provided at no charge.

We have ONE EXCEPTION to this guarantee. If the client is rude, unprofessional, or improper in …

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The guide “Negotiating The Best Salary, Job Title & Perks” aims to provide you with steps on how to successfully prepare for a salary negotiation. The guide aims to provide you with guidance on how to execute a successful salary negotiation, so that when you begin your new job, you’ll begin on a much happier …

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It’s unfortunate, but it’s a reality: not every salary and benefit negotiation will end with you getting everything you ask for.  It may be that you’re in an extremely competitive marketplace and your potential new employer knows they have the advantage.  Or it may be that your new employer just does not have it in …

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Assuming that you’d like to negotiate for better compensation, once you’ve figured out what on average your position pays and, in turn, how the company pays, you can move on to the logical third piece of the equation: namely, what salary figure to ask for.

Here’s a good rule of thumb when considering what kind of …

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