Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has a curious rule for meetings. He doesn’t plan any meetings in which two pizzas aren’t enough to feed everyone (Inc). Despite the company’s gargantuan size (it counted on more than half a million employees in 2017), Bezos sticks steadfastly to his two-pizza rule. Continue reading
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
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
Across industries and departments, these are some common meeting topics with defined and specific purposes. Here are some types of meetings to help you clarify the results you’re looking for: Continue reading
Did you know that most employers will check your social media when you apply for a job? But don’t worry, you don’t have to make everything private or delete all your pictures from the internet. Here is all you need to know on making your social media job hunt ready!
As you learned in our last post, meetings can quickly become a money-waster. But does that mean companies should scratch meetings completely? Well, no.
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
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. Continue reading
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
So, you’ve completed the application, nailed the interview, and provided all your references. You finally got the job offer! But is the salary fair? Only one way to find out. These salary research tools will help you determine how fair a salary is. Continue reading