The most challenging part of a job interview for many candidates is the question of salary. Being able to discuss money matters with confidence will help you get the compensation you want and may even improve your job satisfaction.
After your masterful negotiation and acceptance of the offer, the next step is to resign from your current position. If there is even the slightest chance that your background check or drug screen for your new employer might be problematic, wait to resign until those are clear.
If you’re looking for a job for the first time or you’re switching careers, you may wonder where your talents lie. You know that you want to find a job that you enjoy, but how can you tell what you would be good at before you get the job?
I worked in Human Resources for 17 years and helped implement some of the earliest Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), those mysterious automated resume scanners. I moved out of HR for four years, and when I was ready to go back, I launched an external job search.
After you’ve been working for 20 years or more, it’s natural to assume that you know how to manage your career. However, a Harvard Business Review study found that mid-career professionals need help if they want to avoid being undervalued and overworked.