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5 truths that will completely change your job search process

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Whether you’ve been looking for a new job for a short time or have been on the market for a while. There are 5 truths that will completely change your job search process. With them, you’ll make more money during your salary negotiation, and you’ll know the best tips for getting a job faster.

1.  You can renegotiate your salary even if you gave too low a number during your interview

Have you ever been caught off guard? During your interview, you were asked about your salary prospects and, having prepared no answer in advance, you gave the first salary that came to mind. You probably immediately regretted your words. But that’s okay, you can bounce back from such a situation.

When you receive your job offer, here’s the two-step process to follow.

First, thank the recruiter for considering your application and tell them how grateful you are for the offer. Second, tell them that after thinking about your next career step, you realized that the salary you want is X. Make it clear that you know this is a change and that you appreciate her understanding.

At this point, you may be faced with three scenarios. Either your request will not be accepted and your offer will remain with the first salary given, or the company will make a counter offer or your offer will be accepted and you will get the salary you really want. In any case, you lose nothing by asking but you multiply your chances of getting a better

2.  You can still get a job even if you only meet 70% of the requirements

In the recruiting world, there is an unwritten rule that if you meet at least 70% of the requirements, you can apply for a job. Companies are aware that the perfect candidate does not exist. When they write their job postings, they put all the criteria they would like to find in a person. But some of these requirements are negotiable (because they can train you internally) or are simply optional.

Skills that are said to be optional are

– Work experience

– Language skills

– Work permits

– Personal traits and characteristics

– Physical abilities

If you are not sure which criteria are mandatory and which are not, check the job posting. The following words are often associated with mandatory requirements: required, essential, necessary or demanded. While the following words are associated with optional conditions: desired, an asset, not required.

3. If you have applied to more than 50 positions and have not received a job offer, you need a new strategy

What is your strategy for finding a new job? Do you have one? Yes, the basics are having a well-written resume and applying for jobs, but that’s not all. If you don’t have a structure, you may be prolonging your job search for nothing. To be effective and ensure you get job offers, here’s a strategy you can adopt. salary.

1. Update your CV, analyze the positions, adapt your CV accordingly

2. Sort out what you want and don’t want to do

3. Work your professional and personal network

4. Use job search engines

5. Deal with recruitment agencies

6. Prepare for interviews

7. Send your application spontaneously

4. If you schedule your interview too far in advance, you decrease your chances of getting a job offer

One of the best tips we can give you to avoid missing out on a job opportunity is to schedule your job interviews early. By doing this, you will give hiring managers a good first impression and prevent other candidates from taking your spot. 

You may already be on the job when a company calls to schedule an interview, or you may be on vacation and don’t have time. Recruiters know that your life does not revolve around your job search. That’s why they can accommodate your schedule. If you don’t have a lot of time available, you can start by offering an initial interview over the phone, to avoid traveling. You can also ask to be interviewed after work hours. Remember to choose weekdays and allow yourself enough time. If you are not able to get away in the next few days, schedule your interview within a maximum of 10 days.

5. Recruiters appreciate it when you ask questions 

The best interviews are always the ones that turn into a real conversation, where both parties ask each other questions and exchange ideas. It is normal for the recruiter to initially lead the interview and ask you a series of questions. But there will be a time when he or she will turn the floor over to you. Usually, it will be at the end of the interview, when the recruiter will ask you: “Do you have any questions? Above all, don’t miss this opportunity like most other candidates. Use this time to show your interest, verify that the position is right for you, and establish a relationship with your interviewer.

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