Thursday, May 31, 2012

Salary Negotiations.......Scary?

"He who speaks first loses." A saying from India

Would you like to leave $5,000 to $20,000 per year on the table when you accept a new job, and later on kick yourself for doing it? Salary negotiation is a very tricky issue.

In American culture we do not like to haggle or bargain. It is a normal pattern in other cultures.

Let me give you three top tips on salary negotiation.

1.   If the company has fallen in love with you, they will go through great lengths to satisfy your salary requirements.

2.   Know the salary ranges from surveys for your type of a job. Try

3.   Do not blurt out your salary requirements or your present salary until the time is ripe!

(This topic of Salary Negotiations has been discussed very thoroughly in my book, Career and Life Counseling from the Heart - Don Sutaria)

Monday, May 21, 2012

How to Develop and Execute Your Personal Marketing Campaign

It is very hard work! Here is my seven-step method.
1.   Know exactly what you want to do.
2.   Know exactly where you want to do it.
3.   Find the people in your selected companies who have the power to hire you.
4.   Develop a separate and distinctive resume for each company.
5.   Address a punchy cover letter to the hiring manager.
6.   Follow up is very vital.
7.   Write separate thank-you notes on the same day to all interviewers.
Unless you consistently and systematically follow all these steps you will not be assured of success.

(Details can be found in the book, Career And Life Counseling From the Heart - Don Sutaria.)

Friday, May 04, 2012

Steps to Career Assessment and Career Change

We are cut out to succeed in more than one career. People presently in their 20's and 30's may have two or three careers in a lifetime of work, and possibly more than a dozen jobs.

No matter what stage of life you are at, if you do not get pleasure from your work at least 80% of the time, perhaps it is time for self assessment, career assessment, and, possibly, to seek a new career.

Your hobbies and volunteer work provide some clues about a new profession you would enjoy. You can gain a great deal by reading books and possibly taking on-line tests. However, for maximum effectiveness, seeking the services of a competent career counselor or career coach is a wise move.

(This topic is thoroughly covered in my book: Career And Life Counseling From The Heart - Don Sutaria)