So, that went well. You did your homework, researched the company, practiced answering typical questions, and dressed to impress. You aced that interview! Now the waiting game begins. You can’t take it.
You’re just itching to follow up with a phone call or an email, but how soon is too soon? When is the right time for a post-interview follow up?
During your job search, chances are that one in-demand soft skill comes up more than any other: communication. What many people fail to realize, however, is that communication is a two-way street.
Being able to present yourself and your ideas effectively is certainly important, but you can’t forget the other side of the equation… listening skills.
No matter how many hours you spend polishing your resume, no matter how much money you spend to have it professionally written, recruiters will spend about 6 to 8 seconds looking at it before making an initial determination. In most cases, they spend that time scanning the skills section to see if your skills meet their requirements.
With the hustle and bustle involved with beginning your career, it is easy to forget the important things in life. We get wrapped up in resumes, interviews, internships, and networking.
We get so busy chasing opportunity after opportunity. Ultimately, we fail to take enough time to find just a little happiness.
From salaries to benefits packages, negotiation is a necessary step toward the career goals you have set. This often seems so obvious that you fall into the trap of believing that the skill of negotiation is innate. In fact, negotiation is a composite of techniques that need to be learned, developed, and re-tuned at every stage of your career.