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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB!


So, you’ve been offered a job, congratulations! It’s an exciting time, and it’s natural to want to accept the offer as soon as possible. However, before you say yes, it’s important to consider your salary and benefits and to negotiate if necessary.

Here are some great tips for negotiating your salary and benefits:

  1. Research the market: Before you start negotiations, it’s important to know what others in your field are earning. Research salary data for your industry and location, and use this information to determine a fair and reasonable salary range for your role.
  2. Consider your value: In addition to market data, it’s important to consider your own value and worth when negotiating your salary. Think about your skills, experience, and accomplishments, and be prepared to communicate how these contribute to your potential as an employee.
  3. Communicate your value: When negotiating your salary, it’s important to be clear and concise about your value and how it aligns with the company’s needs. Use specific examples and data to illustrate your worth, and be prepared to discuss your future goals and how they align with the company’s mission.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want: It’s natural to feel nervous about negotiating your salary, remember it’s your right to ask for what you feel you deserve. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself and to ask for what you want.
  5. Be open to compromise: While it’s important to advocate for yourself, it’s also important to be open to compromise. Consider what the company can offer in terms of salary, benefits, and other perks, and be willing
  6. Don’t just focus on salary: While salary is important, it’s not the only factor to consider when negotiating your compensation. Think about other benefits and perks that may be valuable to you, such as flexible work hours, paid time off, health insurance, retirement benefits, or professional development opportunities.
  7. Don’t accept the first offer: If the company makes an initial offer that you’re not satisfied with, it’s okay to ask for more. Consider counter-offering with a higher salary or additional benefits, and be prepared to explain your rationale.
  8. Know your worth: It’s important to have a sense of your own worth and value when negotiating your salary and benefits. Don’t sell yourself short or accept an offer that doesn’t reflect your skills and experience.
  9. Seek guidance: If you’re unsure about how to approach salary negotiations, consider seeking guidance from a career coach or mentor. They can help you prepare and give you the confidence you need to advocate for yourself.
  10. Trust your instincts: Ultimately, the most important thing is to trust your instincts and to be true to yourself. If an offer doesn’t feel right, it’s okay to turn it down and to keep looking for a job that aligns with your values and goals….

Which of these tips will you be implanting in your next job offer? Have you used any in the past, how did it turn out? Let men know in the comment section!

You will be well-prepared to negotiate your salary and benefits and to secure a fair and rewarding compensation package. Remember to stay confident, be clear and concise, and don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself. Good luck!

To your Success,
Juan

Embrace A New Beginning: Strategies for Launching a New Career in the New Year


If you’re looking for a new job or considering a career change, January is a great time to start the search. With the new year comes new opportunities and a fresh start, and with the right strategies and mindset, you can set yourself up for success in your job search.

Here are some tips for finding the right job and making a successful transition in the new year:

  1. Define your career goals: Before you start your job search, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what you’re looking for. Take the time to think about your strengths, skills, interests, and consider what type of job or industry aligns with your goals.
  2. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile: Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to highlight your relevant skills and experience. Make sure to tailor your resume and profile to each job or industry you’re interested in. Consider seeking feedback from a career coach or mentor to ensure they are as strong as possible.
  3. Network, network, network: Consider joining industry groups or associations, attending events and conferences, or connecting with other professionals on LinkedIn. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people in your field or to ask for introductions to potential employers.
  4. Use job search websites and resources: There are many online resources available to help you find job opportunities. Try reaching out to recruitment agencies or headhunters who specialize in your field.
  5. Consider temp or contract work: If you’re having difficulty finding a full-time job, consider looking for temporary or contract work in the meantime. This can be a great way to gain experience, build your network, and potentially land a permanent position in the future.
  6. Prepare for interviews: Once you start getting job interviews, it’s important to be prepared and to make a strong impression. Research the company and the role in advance, practice your answers to common interview questions, and dress appropriately for the occasion.
  7. Negotiate your salary and benefits: If you’re offered a job, don’t be afraid to negotiate. Consider your worth, communicate your value to the employer. Consider seeking guidance from a career coach or mentor on how to approach salary negotiations. My next post will also be most helpful!
  8. Make a smooth transition: If you’re making a career change, it’s important to be prepared for the challenges and adjustments that come with a new job. Take the time to learn about the company and its culture. Be open to feedback and new learning opportunities.
  9. Seek support: Changing careers can be a daunting process, and it’s important to have a support system in place to help you through it. Consider seeking guidance from a career coach or mentor, or connect with others who are also making a career transition.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to finding the right job and making a successful transition in the new year. Remember to stay positive and proactive, and don’t be afraid to ask for help or seek guidance when needed. Here’s to a successful and fulfilling year ahead!

Next up, you have been offered the job, how do you negotiate salary?! You will want to come back in a few days, for crucial advise.

Cheering You Onto Success
Juan

 

what to do when


Dear Readers,

I am almost finished with the WFH series. In my own life, the past several months have taken more from me, than I had to give at the time. Like everything else in life, you persevere, dust yourself off, and keep it moving. Working from home can be a real struggle when you aren’t used to it. However, it can be a lot worse when you don’t have supportive employers or managers, especially during difficult times. So, what can you do if yours isn’t? Here, you’ll discover some key steps you can take if you feel you aren’t being fully supported.

Take time for self-reflection
Take a look at your colleagues; what have they earned in the past several years? Which characteristics and skills helped to get them promoted? Consider your own goals, and whether or not this is a company fully aligned with your own goals. Do you want to be promoted within the next year or two? Are there opportunities for growth?
Consider how you have communicated with your manager in the past. What type of relationship do you have with them? How do you perform in meetings-do you sit back and let others take the lead? Have you communicated with your manager about your goals? Provided you have not taken on the role of a victim, and are ready to be assertive, let’s look at the other tips below.

Let them know how you feel
The first step you should take if you feel your employer or manager isn’t being supportive is to talk to them. This can be intimidating, but your employer may not even realize the extent of your concerns. Unless your manager can read minds,  most are very busy trying to put out multiple fires. Consider writing down what you want to say. Think of ways you feel they could be more supportive. They may ask you what you’d like them to do or how they could help, being prepared helps. Communicates your feelings, diplomatically, and honestly.

Team up with other coworkers
Did your efforts to have a conversation with your employer fail miserably? It might be worth teaming up with your coworkers. In all likelihood, someone else is being treated in the same manner. Things do not happen in a vacuum. There is a lot of power in numbers. You’ll stand a better chance of changing how you are being treated if you stand together. Again, try and talk to your employer together, or if that fails try and speak to someone higher up in the company.

Talk to HR if necessary
While your manager is usually the first point of contact, they sometimes cannot resolve all your concerns, and it might be time to speak with HR. Policies need to be followed, and it’s the HR teams’ job to make sure they are implemented. Reported to them as quickly as possible, as some issues can be time-sensitive.

Search for a new job
If all else fails and your employer still isn’t being supportive, take your talents elsewhere. In the current economic situation, it sounds impossible. However, if you’re at home it’s never been a better time to search for alternative employment. The pandemic won’t last forever. When it’s over, do you really want to continue to work for a company that doesn’t support you? Consider taking online courses too if you need to top up your skills. This will make you more employable once you’re ready to make the switch.

No one should have to deal with an unsupportive manager or employer. Do not let anyone deter you from being able to grow within our chosen careers. Times have always been tough, but the majority of us are stronger than any storms. Remember, the current situation is temporary. Support is always available online. With the right attitude, you will attract opportunities you’ve been working towards your entire life.

Until the next post,
Best,
Juan