This is your job search news – THE HALLOWEEN EDITION- with articles and resources so enjoy! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like. Leave a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative. If you have some news I need to know about, tweet me @MarkADyson!
You are your own compensation agent…
The passive – aggressive approach to negotiation is tempting but ill advised in the article on salary negotiation. The basics are covered here but mostly, these are questions frequently asked and most people need to be reminded to implement. Negotiating compensation will be ongoing. No one will prompt you to negotiate or ask for a salary enhancement if you don’t. Keep this article close by as the way we will need to engage the discussion will be different than the past. YOU will need to be your own agent if you don’t have one currently.
The perfect supplement to the above article is this one written by my friend Cassidy Rush (@cassidyhrush) from Payscale. She cites a study stating 57% of job candidates don’t even try to negotiate any part of their package. I have done several shows on negotiating your compensation. I will add not only my show with Kwame Christian, but also the collaborative article featured on Fox Business. Perhaps we need to concentrate more on the fear of negotiating more than techniques? I would love to hear your thoughts.
What’s hot and what’s not in job search?
Grammar is like vegetables, everyone knows it’s good for them, few love it, rest of us will endure them to get to dessert. Shoutout to Susan Rooks (@Grammar_Goddess) who brought up a great point while we were working on one of my projects. She pointed out in my document where I had quotations and apostrophes were the straight kind, and some were curly. She also mentioned she sees it all of the time.
Why is that important to mention? It is worth the time to get grammar help for our documents, particularly the ones needed for our careers. Not everyone can or should proofread our products especially pertaining to our career communication. It is one of the few places where we add value directly to who we work for or serve. The details matter and I’m glad to have Susan on my team. To find out more about her proofreading services, go here!
Here are some fun grammar reminders. Consider this like a vegetable fry or baby pea pudding:
🙅 DO NOT add ’s to possessive pronouns!
Her’s → ❌
Hers → ✔
Our’s → ❌
Ours → ✔
Your’s → ❌
Yours → ✔
Mine’s → ❌
Mine → ✔#grammar
— The YUNiversity (@The_YUNiversity) October 26, 2017