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When Online Job Ads Request Salary Numbers – 4 Options to Consider


online job ads request salary numbersThe January jobs report, with its 257,000 new jobs, confirmed that the recovery has traction.

However, you realize there is still stiff competition for executive level positions. In many fields there remains a talent glut. Of course, you want to do everything right in applying for jobs.

Now, online ads ask for salary numbers

That’s why you become uneasy as more and more online help-wanted ads request you put in black and white your compensation expectation. In addition, they might require a salary history. .

This is the new reality. Recruiters are getting “down to business” fast. That’s because they do not want to invest time vetting applicants whose compensation requirements turn out to be beyond their budgets. The hiring process is expensive.

On the one hand, you fear that your number will be beyond what the job pays. That means your application will be tossed. Or, on the other hand, you could underprice yourself. Research and experience show that it takes about 2 years to renegotiate compensation. During that time, you lose financial ground.

4 Options to Consider

Well, in this turbulent marketplace for talent there are no longer absolute right answers. However, there are 4 options which successful job applicants can leverage to navigate and negotiate the compensation issue.Continue Reading…

Negotiating an Executive Level Salary

negotiating an executive salaryYou got your foot in the door of that executive level position you were eyeing, you nailed the interview, and you’ve been told that you’re at the top of the list of qualifying candidates. Congrats!

Then, the interviewer asks that dreaded question, “What kind of compensation are you looking for?”

Most job hunters tend to freeze up here, but for execs it can be particularly frightening. Big positions tend to equal big money – money a company is shelling out – so the stakes are higher for candidates seeking this kind of position. Below you’ll find some tips on negotiating an executive level salary in addition to how to answer the above question.Continue Reading…

The 4 Job Search Tools You Need (But Did Not Know About) On

One of the best online sites for jobseekers is Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 60 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches across more than 50 countries each month. I recommend it to my clients and use it in my job search coaching process. Indeed lists jobs from a huge assortment of job boards and company listings, so rather than visit all the popular job boards and employers’ websites one by one, you can “one stop shop” at Indeed. It can save precious time that you can use to contact people directly—a key activity of a successful job search. You can set up Job Alerts from Indeed with pre-determined, filtered job searches of jobs you want to be emailed to you. And best of all, it’s all free. But many jobseekers don’t take advantage of all the capabilities that Indeed has to offer. Here are a few that can help you take your job search to the next level:

1. Indeed Resume – Indeed has over 60 million visitors each month. Millions of job seekers have created a Indeed Resume. Creating an Indeed Resume is an extremely easy way to help you get noticed, as simple as uploading your existing resume to your profile. “Because Indeed Resume is open to all companies and free to search, your resume can be found by many more employers than would be possible with a traditional job board’s resume database,” says Sophie Beaurpere, Director of Communications for the company. And another bonus, she adds, is that “you can also use your resume to apply to jobs directly through Indeed.”Continue Reading…