Overqualified

In a tight labor market, there’s only one thing worse than not getting the job of your dreams; not getting the job you could have done in your sleep. There are many reasons that jobseekers consider jobs for which they are overqualified. In a recession, high level jobs may be scarce and competition intense. When you transition from one industry or career to another, you may be forced into looking for entry level jobs in the new field, no matter how far you had advanced in your former career. Baby Boomers are opting for jobs that offer more time for family and quality of life. Others, seeking more meaning in their careers, are looking for opportunities in mission based companies or non-profits, even if the jobs pay less. Continue reading “Overqualified”…

Negotiating Salary

I had a client who had a great interview out of state. So great, in fact, that the recruiter called him before he left the city to offer him the job. When the final offer letter came, the salary was just below the ‘low $40,000 range’ mentioned in the interview. He liked the job; liked the company, but didn’t know how to open the negotiation without losing the offer.” Continue reading “Negotiating Salary”…

Are You Ready to Meet the Future?

A stunning survey of workers by Monster.com shows that 98% of workers are not [completely] satisfied with their jobs and plan to look for work in 2011. Are you one of them? If you are one of the working class who’s planning to make a break for it as soon as the economy heats up, here are some things to consider as you plan a move. Continue reading “Are You Ready to Meet the Future?”…

Salary Negotiation Tips Part 2

My summer reading includes career books, and I recently checked out Salary Negotiation Tips for Professionals by Ron & Caryl Krannich, Ph.D.s. Here are two more mistakes they say many professionals make when negotiating salary offers. Continue reading “Salary Negotiation Tips Part 2”…

Salary Negotiation Tips

My summer reading includes career books, and I recently checked out Salary Negotiation Tips for Professionals by Ron & Caryl Krannich, Ph.D.s. Here is the first of three mistakes they say many professionals make when negotiating salary offers. Continue reading “Salary Negotiation Tips”…