Now Is A Great Time For You To Find A New Job

If you’re looking for a new job, there’s some good news on the horizon. Most employers plan to take on new staff before the end of 2018.

Now through December 63% of employers, up from 60% last year, plan to hire full-time permanent employees according to CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast.

Even better, a substantial number of surveyed employers say they expect to offer higher salaries and perks including signing bonuses, extra PTO, free lunches, and remote work options to attract and retain talent.

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Salary: Negotiate Or Not?

Do you accept the first salary offered or do you negotiate?

In my 9 to 5 years, working for small firms, nonprofits, and international corporations, I always accepted the first salary I was offered.

I didn’t try to negotiate.

Not even once.

This was a big mistake on my part. I most assuredly left money on the table.

But, I’m not alone.

It turns out 73% of employers say they are willing to negotiate but 55% of candidates don’t even ask according to research done by CareerBuilder.

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Think A Little White Lie Won’t Matter? Don’t.

Many people embellish the truth a little on their resume. Most common is when candidates “clump” all of the jobs at a single company under their current and, probably, highest position.

A reputable resume writer will warn his or her clients not to do this. However, it happens all the time.

If you’re considering exaggerating on your resume. Don’t.

Getting caught in a little white lie will likely put you out of the running.

The majority of employers said that discovering a lie on a candidate’s resume might derail his or her chances of being hired according to survey conducted by CareerBuilder.

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