Things You Should Know

A series of articles and great nuggets of information so you are on top of your game when it comes to finding your next UX job.

What To Do Before Salary Negotiations

While salary negotiations are intimidating to many job seekers, it’s important to bear in mind that even a small raise in your salary will have lasting effects throughout your career. Making your case with research and standing your ground may lock in hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra earnings over the course of your career!

All too often, prospective employees dodge the salary negotiation step during a job offer. In fact, a report by Salary.com has shown that 18% of job seekers never negotiate their salaries, 44% negotiate occasionally, and only 37% of prospective employees will always become an active participant in determining their salary.

Reas the full article at Onward Search: What To Do Before Salary Negotiations

The Coroflot Real-Time Design Salary Guide

Since 2001 Coroflot has collected and reported salary information from tens of thousands of design and creative professionals around the world. Use this guide in your own salary negotiations or as a resource when building your team. Add your own information to get access to the detailed results.

The Coroflot Real-Time Design Salary Guide

What NOT to do When Negotiating Salary

Ultimately, salary negotiations are a game – and like any other game, there are a few surefire ways to lose. When you’re looking to bring home the most from this opportunity, watch out for these four classic pitfalls:

  • Mistake #1: The “Starting Over” Mentality
  • Mistake #2: Revealing Your Past Salary
  • Mistake #3: Being The First To Suggest A Starting Salary
  • Mistake #4: Being Too Eager To Leave Your Current Job

Read the full article at Onward Search: What NOT to do When Negotiating Salary

 

How To Negotiate Your Salary Once You Have The Job Offer

Longtime New York career coach Ellis Chase’s client had just gotten an offer for a great job as an analyst, and she’d been successful in staving off any discussion of base salary or bonus up to that point. Chase had coached her in this tactic. You want the employer to fall in love with you before you start talking numbers, he says. That way you’re in a much better negotiating position.

Read the complete article on Forbes: How To Negotiate Your Salary Once You Have The Job Offer

What Your Recruiter Isn’t Telling You

Throwing back the curtain of crap.

Like going to the dentist, sometimes you can’t avoid working with a recruiter. Some actually find the experience rewarding, but to date I’ve not met anyone who doesn’t have a recruiter horror story or three. The good news is there are good recruiters out there – efficient and ethical. The bad news it for every horror story there will be many that never surfaced and you weren’t aware of. Recruiters can easily put on a show – bells and whistles and hide some pretty important stuff that you, as a candidate, should really know about.

Let’s address some myths and complaints:

  1. Your CV has legs
  2. The recruiter costs me money
  3. You need to make a decision today or they’ll withdraw the offer
  4. My jobs is to get you as much money as possible
  5. My recruiter never calls me back
  6. I never get feedback or when I do it’s watered down and useless

Read the complete article on LinkedIn: What Your Recruiter Isn’t Telling You

Do You Need a Social Media Presence to Find a Job?

We have entered the era of Headhunting 2.0, according to McConnell. In the past, the hidden job market — open jobs that don’t appear on job boards or company websites — was only accessible to a select few.

“It was very niche business for the elite, while the rest of us hung out on job boards,” she wrote. “Now anyone can be tapped on the shoulder with a job opportunity. These roles aren’t advertised the traditional job boards, and the only way you would be considered for these roles is through having a strong online presence and personal brand.”

Without one, you essentially don’t exist, said Jayne Mattson, senior vice president at Keystone Associates, a Boston-based career management consulting firm.

Read the complete article on BBC: Do You Need a Social Media Presence to Find a Job?