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Using a Salary Calculator for Hourly and Annual Pay

Am I getting paid fairly?

After job hunting, submitting job applications, and interviewing you may be willing to accept any job offer that is presented to you. Depending on the current status of the job market, the competition in your specific industry, your professional experience, job skills, education or degrees; choosing the right career opportunity will often encompass the issue of financial compensation as part of your decision. Am I getting paid fairly? What are my other coworkers in my field earning and can I expect to earn the same pay?

If your industry or the current job market is highly competitive […]

Responding to a Job Offer Letter

Next week, we will begin a five part article series on responding to a job offer letter. Before accepting a job offer or declining a job offer there are many questions you need to consider. What room do you have for negotiations if the job market is challenging. Will you get paid what your skills are worth? How do you compare several offers? What compromises if any will you be faced with and how should you respond to value conflicts? In this series we will examine several job offer letter questions and responses for various situations.

2011 Technology Career Outlook

Internet technology or IT careers are the focus in 2011 and will remain throughout 2012. Hiring trends across most technology fields are significantly flat compared to those in the IT fields as the majority of US based corporations and government agencies firm up their internal technology infrastructure.

This move to internet technology careers are in stark contrast to the 2001 technology dotcom bubble where tech careers were viewed as toxic after the internet bubble burst. In 2001, most software professionals, computer science and software engineers experienced mass layoffs. Now, ten years later we are experiencing a massive reversal in the IT […]

Job Search Engines Are Not Equal

Tip #6: Using only Top Job Search Engines can Limit Your Career Options

Searching that next job opportunity using online job search engines can distribute your resume to many companies and employment centers. Although, not all job search websites are weighted the same for your professional career field or industry.

Major job websites like Moster.com and CareerBuilder.com are great choices to broadcast your resume skills and qualifications. However, your chances in getting noticed on these online job search sites are low. Thousands of career professionals and job seekers are posting and updating their resumes daily, and in a highly competitive job market, […]

Job Search Tips to Revitalize your Career Opportunities

Tip #2: Work on your Personal Brand.

If someone were to search for your name online, what, if anything would they see? In all likelihood, hiring you is a big investment to any company or organization. Especially in challenging economic times and an employer driven job market, companies are being more selective about their job applicants.

Take a few minuets and search for yourself online to determine what your digital footprint is. Do you share a name with someone that could create an opportunity or a problem with your online image?

Use your personal brand to let the employer know your strengths, why […]

Find a Job – Energize a Stagnant Job Search Tips

For those job hunters that have been searching for a job for months or more, the whole job search process may seem a bit stale. CareerBuilder.com, Dice.com, and Monster.com to name just a few job search websites and job search engines appears never ending. It is frustrating to go months without finding a job. Inevitability you begin to question yourself, your professional skills, experience, qualifications, or even your education. But you’re not alone. In times of high unemployment and a slow moving job market can create the appearance of a job search that becomes stagnated.

Over the next few days we […]