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  • You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other benefits? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you?


    Shift your mind-set


    First, you must recognize that receiving an offer represents a new and different phase of the job search process. The purpose of the interview is to get the offer. The next stage is about weighing that offer and then negotiating it with your new employer. Keep in mind that even though the job is yours if you want it, you must continue to be enthusiastic in your dealings with your manager. By sounding suspicious or by questioning something about the offer, you are sending a negative signal. It sounds as if you’re uncertain that you want job. Employers need to feel that you are committed.


    Be Methodical


    Next, you need to think about what matters… [Read More]
  • Very few of you might be aware of the fact that interview is a two-way street. In this face to face meet potential employer use to ask so many questions to learn about you as well as your skills. But at the end it’s your time to return- always go to interview with some questions in your mind. You must be curious to know about the job profile, responsibilities and few details about the company, so it is the right time to ask in order to ensure that this is the right job for you.

    When candidates do not ask smart questions then hiring managers to use to predict that candidate has the least interest in this job. So if you really want to grab this job then never be afraid to ask few questions at the end of an interview. You must have at least two questions for that time and they must focus on your interest to get that job or to work with that company. But before that you must spare some time to do little homework, do some research about the company, even your questions must reflect your
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  • You might be aware of the fact that most of hiring managers in big companies love to ask some behavioral questions – and their favorite topic use to be Conflicts. Below are few commonly asked conflict-related questions:

    How did you manage your team project and what were the major difficulties in that work?
    When you had a conflict in your work environment and how did you handle that?
    What used to be your way to respond to angry manager/colleague/customer during your last job?
    How will you handle the situation when you do not like some rules at the workplace?

    Or there could be so many variations on this theme but the central idea is to judge your ability to manage conflicts at the workplace or with a team. The way to handle such situations is also known as general interpersonal skills. Your answer will help them know that how will you handle specific situations if hired in their company.

    Some of you might be wondering that “what is the reason to ask such type of questions in
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  • Communication skills play a crucial role in our daily lives. This is one of the most basic ingredients in an interview. You can have perfect resumes with the luring credentials, but if you are not having basic communication skills, you won’t be hired!

    In a recent research done by NACE (often known as National Association of College and Employers) known as Job outlook 2011, employers were asked about the list of important skill sets which are needed for hiring job candidates. The report shows that communication wins the race amongst all other skills. First of all communication skills of a candidate is taken into account. This is then followed by work ethics, analytic skills, team work skills, initiative-taking skills etc.

    Therefore, this becomes imperative to brush up your communication skills. To do so, we have taken into account some factors which will help you improve your communication skills:
    • Word Usage
    • Assertiveness
    • Delivering Details
    • Keep it precise
    • Asking right questions
    • Listen
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