Blog Week 8: Negotiating your Salary

Every time you have an interview your most likely to never hear the hiring manager tell you how much you will be getting paid. I know most of the jobs I’ve had they have never told me I always found out when I received my first pay check. When they ask do you have any questions for me then that is when you should take the advantage and ask the question regarding you salary. However; when you go into the professional business world and they don’t tell you what you salary may be then here are some ways of going about asking. No matter what the job may be always research the company and how much an employee in this field gets paid. Never shortchange yourself meaning never settle for less. Now if they ask you in the early phases of the interview then your will know what they are offering. Also take other offers into account when considering your salary. Remember once you finish your first 90 days your salary could change depending on your experience and how you handle yourself.



Blog Week 7: Social Networks To Get You Hired

Many people in today’s society know all about social networks. Whether, it’s on your phone or you just sitting at home on you on desk top or laptop. However when it comes to the professional networking there are several sites you can create a profile. Which tells a little about yourself and your work history? One place that I do like to use is Linked In. I have had an account a little over 6 months at first I never knew what a Linked In account was until one of my fellow classmates told me what it was. So I decided to create me and account. Now Linked In is social website where different employers and company owners can look for people who they feel have the skills to work for their particular company. This is a great way to meet new people. You never know who you may meet on this site. Most companies are willing to work with new up and coming people in the business world as long as you put forth the effort and show that you are willing to learn and grow. Then why would they want to day no. So get out their and be social.

Blog Week 6: Are Thank You Notes a Good Idea

I feel thank you notes are a good idea to send to your interviewer. Thank you notes let them know you appreciate them taking time out of their day to see if your what their company is looking for. If I knew anything about Thank You Notes I would have been sending them out. I have had some amazing jobs since my very first job in the employment world. I think Thank you notes are a great way to follow up with the company if you do not get the news right away that they want to hire you. Thank you notes can bring you back into that interviewer mind. I never knew what Thank You Notes where until a week ago in my Career Explorations Class. These notes should consist of your contact information, interest in the position for which you applied, and just let them know you appreciate their time. A simple task that can be completed anytime you have a big time interview and you feel it went well. So Never Think Thank You Notes are not around I feel they will be around for years to come.

Blog week 5: Interview Questions

During an interview the hiring manager will ask you all kinds of questions that may not pertain to the actual job. It is your decision to answer them or not. The most common questions they always ask are “Why do you want to work for this company.” The most proper way of answering the questions is to be honest never say “Because you all were hiring.” After saying that there is definitely no reasons to think you have the job. If given a scenario would you be able to think on your feet. I know for a fact they will throw a random situation that could possibly or has already happened just to see how you would handle yourself. Whether it be a professional manner or act the way the customer/ client is acting. Most company ask “what do you do in your spare time” only to see how you conduct yourself in public. If your company was to go on a group outing you should always conduct yourself with class. Now that you know how to act when asked questions during an interview. There  is one last piece of advice that i would like to give. Never think so much into these interview question just show a little piece of your personality and always remain professional.