Life is full of negotiations and compromises. However, when we think about negotiating a job offer, the stereotypes of greedy, bossy and uncommitted people quickly surface. Many people fear that negotiating a job offer will lead to tension in the workplace, or even cause them to lose an offer*. Consequently, many people shy away from negotiating and from asking for a better work experience for themselves. To help us navigate the complexities of negotiating a job offer, McGill’s Career Planning Services (CaPS) hosted a workshop called “Negotiating Your Academic Job Offer” on March 30th, presented by Dr. Niem Huynh, as part of the Academic Career Week. Here, I summarize the main strategies for negotiating a job offer.
2013 is rapidly drawing to a close, and new years is but a few days away. One of my personal resolutions for 2014 is to learn something new – a couple of new skills that may be beneficial in the job market as I’m graduating this year. So what are “MOOCs”? And why are they on the rise?
So, when we look for online job ads, we only tackle 30% of all offers as very few companies actually have the resources that allow them to search for the right candidate using search engine directories, specialized web sites and so on. As you must know, in order to quickly find the job of our dreams, we should first look among our relatives, friends, ex-bosses, ex-service providers, ex-colleagues, ex-girl (boy) friend, etc. But before reaching out to them, you should make sure your resume reflects the best of you.
Honestly, I don’t think I am ready for a job yet. Maybe it’s because I’m picky. I don’t want just any job for the sake of money. I want one that will give me experience and skills that relate to the career I want later in life … and money. lol. But during this semester I am going to work on getting some experience that would make me stand out to an employer. Because so far .. I don’t.