HOW NETWORKING IMPROVES JOB SEARCHES
The pandemic has created new rules for job searches, reports CNBC in this informative review of new tactics for finding the right job in today’s changed marketplace, where virtual hiring practices have become standard fare.
Job seekers need to make adjustments in their networking, search approaches and selling themselves beyond their resumes. Empower yourself to be a confident vs. desperate candidate by projecting yourself as a problem solver and solutions provider—both visually and verbally.
USE INQUIRY TO EXAMINE YOUR VALUES
Questions will open the door to self-discovery and the examination of personal values, reports the New York Times. But what questions work best?
Tim Herrera, author of the article, writes: “Whatever your core values may be, putting time into genuine, honest introspection to figure them out can help point you in the right direction when deciding whether the work you do aligns with your values.” He recommends asking questions that start with “what” rather than “why.” The reason, he states, is this: “It may seem like an insignificant word-swap, but you might be surprised at the different answers you arrive at—or how those answers have changed over time.”
The writer also shares research on how defining your job title as a verb rather than a noun can open your perspective wider on your core skills, and ultimately your values.
CONFIDENTLY NEGOTIATING A COUNTER-OFFER
Strategies for countering a salary offer await in this comprehensive Wall Street Journal article. This is thoroughly researched by writer Deborah Acosta, who identifies resources for tracking salaries and clear steps for determining and backing up a counter-offer with hard data.
The article is abundant with advice from experts on a topic that DLE community members want to learn more about—evidenced in results of the recent DLE Impact Survey. If you prefer listening, you will find a podcast link here as well.