Preparing for an interview can be the difference between success and failure. One of the best ways to prepare for an interview is to practice your interview questions and answers. This will help you hone your answers.
We have complied 20 of the most common interview questions below. Practice your answers so you will feel comfortable and put your best foot forward.
Are you expecting job offers? Are you hoping for a raise? Salary negotiation can make anyone nervous and anxious. Here are 5 tips for negotiating your salary.
Once you get your first offer, don’t immediately say “yes”. IT’s natural to want to accept the first offer you receive. Instead, thank the company for the offer and ask for 24-48 hours. Take this time to evaluate the offer to determine if it is fair. After you’ve made your decision, approach the employer with your counteroffer. Be ready to negotiate a higher salary.
During your salary negotiation, wait for the employer to make their offer. Unless the employer asks what your expected salary is, don’t provide a number until requested. Patients is the key — be patient and wait for the employer to present their salary based on their evaluation of your experience and skills.
The salary negotiation process is a high wire act and can be very stressful. Don’t let your stress affect the process. Remember to be professional and positive at all times.
The most important rule in salary negotiations is knowing what you are worth, while understanding what your employer can offer. The worst thing you can do in this process is ask for a salary and benefits that is significantly higher than the current market.
Many people forget to negotiate the extra perks as part of their salary negotiations. Don’t just focus on the salary, take into consideration the company’s health insurance, paid time off, and ability to telecommute. Often, these extra perks can be a significant and differentiate one offer from another.
Mobile is where the world is headed. More and more hiring managers and recruiters are using phones, tablets and mobile devices to view resume every day. Getting your resume mobile ready doesn’t mean a complete redo, but it does mean you want to make sure the layout and content keeps mobile readers engaged. Here’s how to get your resume mobile ready.
In the IT industry, the best way to ensure your resume can be read regardless of the device is to keep it simple. Avoid columns, crazy color and designs—they can be difficult to read on mobile devices.
Most people view their mobile screen vertically and scrolling down. You want to make sure your resume fit in the pane of the phone or mobile device. They font should be basic, like Times New Roman or Arial.
Recruiters and hiring managers are often under a tight deadline and don’t have time to read a long resume. On a mobile phone, people typically have even less patience, so a concise resume is important.
Include all of the information about your career, accomplishments and achievements that pertain to the job opportunity at the top of the resume and leave the less important things at the bottom. This will ensure that a viewer with limited time gets the most important details concerning your career immediately.
Standing out is pointless if you make it hard for the recruiter or hiring manager to contact you. Hyperlinks are a great way to link your phone and email, so the viewer can call or email you with one touch within the resume. If you use social media as part of your job search, use hyperlinks to link to those too.
Anything can go wrong with technology, and the last thing you want to happen is a problem reading or opening your resume. Be sure to test your resume on as many mobile devices as you can including an iPhone, iPad, and Android based phones.
57% of job seekers say perks are a major consideration for accepting a job. As the desire for perk increase, companies are raising the bar on the type of perks available to their teams. These are some of the top perks available.