Boston High-Tech Recruiter             Presents…6 Steps to Evaluate a Job Description           ( Part 2 of 2 )           ...
Intro•   Thousands of jobs are posted every week•   Job seekers must determine:     – which job openings suit them best   ...
Step 4:                   Down to Brass Tacks•   Are you willing to…     –   relocate     –   telecommute     –   travel e...
Step 4:                    Down to Brass Tacks•   Hiring managers often omit salary information from job descriptions     ...
Step 4:                   Down to Brass Tacks•   Listings may ask for a salary history•   Translate past wages into annual...
Step 5:     Where Do You Fit in the Timeline•   Many professionals move from one full-time, permanent position to another•...
Step 5:     Where Do You Fit in the Timeline•   Keep in mind how soon you’ll be expected to start     – If you need 3 week...
Step 6:      There’s No Need for Concessions•   Many candidates who work with CareerEncore because they are dissatisfied  ...
Step 5:       There’s No Need for Concessions•   Don’t waste your time applying to several positions you could “tolerate” ...
Conclusion•   Evaluating job listings can be a long and tedious process•   Most professionals spend decades building their...
Sources• Adapted with help from:   – Miriam, http://bit.ly/Me2rW2   – Teresa, http://bit.ly/K1UqHI)
Thank You for Viewing Our Presentation            Brought to You By:        Boston High-Tech Recruiter               Conne...
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6 steps to evaluate a job description - Part 2 (career advice - tips and tricks - insider information - job help)

  1. 1. Boston High-Tech Recruiter Presents…6 Steps to Evaluate a Job Description ( Part 2 of 2 ) Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com
  2. 2. Intro• Thousands of jobs are posted every week• Job seekers must determine: – which job openings suit them best – which job openings they are qualified for• Here are the final 3 of the top 6 essential steps to evaluating job descriptions…
  3. 3. Step 4: Down to Brass Tacks• Are you willing to… – relocate – telecommute – travel extensively – endure a long commute• If a job requires a commitment you’re unwilling to make, or would put a tremendous strain on your personal life… – you should keep looking
  4. 4. Step 4: Down to Brass Tacks• Hiring managers often omit salary information from job descriptions – use noncommittal phrases, like “commensurate with experience”• Get a feel for what the position might pay… – search for similar listings that do post salary info – visit online resources, like Salary.com• Don’t rule out a position simply because it pays less than your current job – ensure the opening’s positive factors compensate for any cut in wages
  5. 5. Step 4: Down to Brass Tacks• Listings may ask for a salary history• Translate past wages into annualized numbers for easy comparison• If applying for a sales job, quote previous base salaries & commissions• If your salary history does not justify getting paid what an opening is offering… – make sure you’re not significantly overreaching – ensure your portfolio can compensate
  6. 6. Step 5: Where Do You Fit in the Timeline• Many professionals move from one full-time, permanent position to another• Some professionals are used to contract positions with fixed lengths• Don’t exclude a position based solely on its length – especially in a tight market or when trying to break into an industry• A contract or temp-to-hire job could be a stepping stone to the perfect job
  7. 7. Step 5: Where Do You Fit in the Timeline• Keep in mind how soon you’ll be expected to start – If you need 3 weeks to relocate, but you’re expected to start next Monday • clearly, this is not the job for you. – If the opening sounds great, but the starting date is 3 months out • consider if you can wait that long • consider taking on temporary work before your full-time role begins
  8. 8. Step 6: There’s No Need for Concessions• Many candidates who work with CareerEncore because they are dissatisfied with their current job… – only took their current job because they knew it would be easy to get• If you are rationalizing multiple negatives and overlooking apparent downsides – keep looking ; there is a better job opening out there for you
  9. 9. Step 5: There’s No Need for Concessions• Don’t waste your time applying to several positions you could “tolerate” – narrow down the listings to a handful of openings you are sincerely interested in• Especially after a long fruitless search, it’s easy to get overexcited – take a break and look back at the listing later – ensure your initial enthusiasm didn’t cloud your judgment
  10. 10. Conclusion• Evaluating job listings can be a long and tedious process• Most professionals spend decades building their careers – searching for a job in which you will flourish is worth the initial time investment• If you, or someone you know, is looking for a job and would like to partner with an industry-insider… – Reach out to CareerEncore: • Recruiter@CareerEncore.com • (617) 242-4443
  11. 11. Sources• Adapted with help from: – Miriam, http://bit.ly/Me2rW2 – Teresa, http://bit.ly/K1UqHI)
  12. 12. Thank You for Viewing Our Presentation Brought to You By: Boston High-Tech Recruiter Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com (617) 242-4443
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