Job Salary Information
Do you know what your fair market value is? When the interviewer asks you what kind of salary you are looking for, do you know what to tell her? This can be an uncomfortable part of the interviewing process. You don't want to ask for too much and lose the job and you don't want to ask for too little and short-change yourself. In fact, asking for too little raises red flags for the interviewers.
Some online career networks offer job salary information so you know what to ask for in the interview. They provide salary calculators that require you to enter in specific pieces of data. The calculator then comes up with a fair number. This is a piece of ammunition you can bring with you to the interview.
How Salary Calculators Work
A number of different factors affect a person's salary. Depending on what part of the world you live in, the cost of living varies. Making $50,000 a year in New York City is not the same as making $50,000 a year in Houston, Texas. The industry you work in also affects salary in addition to the specific job title. The size of the company you want to work with also plays a role because larger companies often pay better salaries.
The salary calculator then takes all these pieces of information and spits out a fair market range. When companies put together their salary ranges, they also do their research to determine what's appropriate. They want to see candidates who have keen knowledge of their worth. Jobs are won and lost during salary discussions.
by James Lyons
Job Hunting Sites
Job hunting sites have revolutionized the hiring and job search process. The Internet is teeming with hundreds of different job hunting websites for prospective candidates to post their resumes and examine available jobs. These sites also allow recruiters in subscribing companies to search for candidates in their resume databases. Both employees and employers have reaped the benefits of this phenomenon.
A few years ago there were only a few recommended job hunting web sites for both employees and recruiters. As the years go by, however, more and more job hunting sites are popping up, many of which offer broader coverage and more specialized services. Job seekers are inundated with recommendations and recruiters have too many places to look. Is it possible that this surge in career search sites has actually created a problem of abundance?
Too Many Job Hunting Sites?
Fear not my friends, because there are not too many job hunting web sites on the Internet. In fact, it probably won't hurt if a few more enter the market. Having more sites encourages more competition. The job boards are getting better and better every day, offering newer and better services to both companies and job seekers.
The only foreseeable problem is knowing which sites are worth using. Frankly, there are over 50 reputable job boards on the Internet and it would take you a millennium to examine all of them. For that reason I would put your faith in a resume posting service that targets the top job hunting web sites. This will save you a ton of time and frustration.
by James Lyons
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