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Designing the Ideal Meeting Agenda

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Going into an important meeting without an agenda is a little bit like baking a cake without the recipe. It could turn out well—but more likely it’ll be a complete disaster. Continue reading

Informational interviews – what is it and how do I get one?

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So, what exactly is an informational interview? Imagine a job interview where, instead of pursuing a job, you’re just seeking career advice.

You can request an informational interview when you want to know more about someone’s job, company, or industry. It’ll give you a chance to pick someone’s brain for career advice, providing you insight into what it takes to reach your goals. Continue reading

The Hidden Costs of Bad Meetings

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Next time you’re in a meeting, try to calculate the cost. A one-hour meeting between 10 employees earning an average of $30/hour adds up to $300 in salaries alone. Inviting one or two managers quickly escalates the cost. Meetings between several managers or executives may cost upward of $1,000 in salary (TED). This doesn’t even take into account the time spent preparing for the meeting! Continue reading

Salary Talk: This is How You Rock a Salary Negotiation!

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There will come a point during your job search when you must have THE salary talk. It can be a daunting conversation—especially if you’ve never negotiated your salary before.

Surveys say that only 11% of people are satisfied with their first salary offer (Houston Chronicle), yet nearly half (49%) accept it (CareerBuilder). When you don’t negotiate, you risk getting less than you want, or worse, less than you deserve. Continue reading

Salary Talk: 5 Things You MUST Do When Prepping for a Salary Negotiation

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There will come a point during your job search when you must have THE salary talk. It can be a daunting conversation—especially if you’ve never negotiated your salary before.

However, with a little bit of preparation you can rock any salary negotiation.

As one of the nation’s leading staffing companies, we engage in salary discussions every day. Are you wondering how to best prepare for a salary talk? Check out our top 5 things you must do before any negotiation. Continue reading