Job market is always competitive and no one wants to be unemployed or underemployed. Below are some important tips you must follow while appearing for a job test or job interview in a company. These are though simple facts, but important in getting hired.
Do Not Over Share Personal Matters
It is always a ‘must’ to avoid oversharing personal matters to your soon-to-be employer. You may land up in problem later and realize it was a mistake. It is suggested to clean up your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Also, avoid potential conflicts like you need to pick up your child from daycare sometimes before the official workday or you may need certain accommodations due to medical issues. These may unintentionally be exaggerating your situation.
Don’t Bungle Salary Negotiation Talks
Market-rate salary is the key while negotiating how much you are expecting. Never make it over-inflated or underwhelming. In both the cases worse could happen. Also, always be a bit flexible and take the guidance of hiring manager. Try to use your emotional intelligence while negotiating for salary and avoid it paving way towards ping-pong match. Listen more and talk less as the talk is very sensitive.
Pay Bills On Time
Most of the companies today conduct a credit check while getting acquainted with the background of the potential candidate. Unpaid library bill, late credit card payments and poor credit history may make employer feel the candidate would be highly dependable on them. However, some companies believe if a candidate is unable to pay the bills on time, he or she may not show up the work on time.
It is important to resolve the credit problems by studying properly the free copy of credit report that is made available in every 12 months from TransUnion, Experian and Equifax.
Democrat or Republican?
United States seems to be divided into two parts after Donald Trump became the president. Some feels he is not the perfect person for the chair and others are celebrating his success. So, revealing political views amid such situation may lead you to lose job or fail to clear an interview. Private employers can feel you are from the other political group.
Consider Less Senior Staff As Key
Sometimes the hiring manager may take the suggestion of his or her trusted assistant for a candidate. So, it is suggested to give importance to staff like receptionists and assistants while visiting the company for a job requirement. You may never know they may turn up like a magic for you.
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