You are in a much more powerful position before you accept a job. Think about the things you have to bargain with and, for example, how scarce your skills are. Use the information you have gathered about what other people are being paid for the same type of work.
Most people are anxious about networking if they’ve never done it before. Taking an organised approach and working to your plan can help you to get over your nerves.
Having a clear brand/identity is important in job search. Here are some thoughts.
With commitment and organization, your job search is far more likely to be a success.
The most important thing to remember about managing your job search is having a strong network of people who believe in you. This is not developed at the time that you are in need. Always remember that part of networking is being willing to give back generously to others in your network. The more you give, the more you will get when you need it
Show how you can deliver more for the money but keep it at the margins. Don’t lie and certainly not about your age or the dates of qualifications etc. Just don’t volunteer those dates or your age.
Online social media sites like LinkedIn can present job reference challenges for employers.
Accepting that you are likely to suffer a degree of stress in job search, what are the ways you can limit the amount of stress you have to suffer?
Treat the recruiting employer as a customer, knowing success comes from understanding their needs and showing how you can meet them better than anyone else.
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