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Salary Negotiations

Intro: You don’t need the mafia to step in during salary negotiations (but if you got connects there..well:).  I like what Vivian Giang has to say on the subject and with other related topics below.  – Ted O’

Vivian Writes: The salary negotiation is a tricky step for most job seekers. You don’t want to undercut yourself, but you also need to determine how far you can push without offending hiring managers. Read Full Article: 


“Use A Precise Number When Negotiating Your Salary” By VIVIAN GIANG

You might get a strange look from the hiring manager if you ask for a salary of $69,865, but don’t let that stop you from getting what you want.

Researchers from Columbia Business School say that using precise instead of rounded numbers will give you a “potent” anchor for the counter offer. But why does a precise figure elicit a better counter offer than a round number? Read Full Article: 


25 Companies Where The Interview Process Is Brutal – By MAX NISEN AND VIVIAN GIANG

For the third year in a row, consulting firm McKinsey & Company has been rated as having the most difficult interviewing process by employees.

Glassdoor’s ranking placed McKinsey at a 3.9 difficulty rating out of 5.0, beating out tech giants like Google and Facebook, which were also in the top 25.  The average interview difficulty rating on Glassdoor is 2.8.

Newcomers to this year’s list include BlackRock, Microsoft Citrix, HubSpot, and VistaprintRead Full Article: 


30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questionsby VIVIAN GIANG

Tough interview questions are supposed to challenge job candidates and make them think on their feet. This could make the typical job interview “the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life,” writes Vicky Oliver in her book “301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions.”

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