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Employee Pay Raises Hold Steady Next Year

Salary hikes for most groups of workers will remain at 3%, the same as in recent years, a study finds.
by David McCann
U.S. companies expect to hold the line on pay raises for employees in 2018, according to a survey of 819 employers by Willis Towers Watson. ...
Sep 18

Being Older Can Help You in Your Job Search

 By Peter A. Gudmundsson, Contributor
An experienced job seeker can communicate in no uncertain terms that he or she will be at work early and among the last to leave; and that they understand that personal toughness is a virtue worthy of emulation. ...
Sep 15

Why Every Job Seeker Needs More Than One Resume

Hunting for a job is hard work. In between researching companies you want to apply to, drafting your application materials, and networking, it can be a huge time suck. So it’s not a surprise that many people try to shave off time and effort where they can — it’s all about working smarter, not harder. ...
Sep 13

The Top 5 Items to Consider in a Career Change

Work takes up a big part of our lives, making it critical to love what we do. It's important to see what career opportunities exist to see if the grass is truly greener. It's easy to get overwhelmed wondering where to start. Our goal at Executive Casting is to provide you with the tools, resources and professional assistance to find your dream job and avoid the confusion associated with a career change. ...
Sep 8

Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask

For employers in some places, the decision has been made for them.
Cities such as New York and San Francisco, or states such as Delaware and Massachusetts, for example, have passed laws prohibiting interviewers from asking candidates about their salary history. ...
Sep 6

10 Ways to Make Your Boring Job Exciting Again

It can be hard to be enthusiastic about your job after you’ve been at it for a while. Even if you once found the work exciting, it’s easy to get in a rut.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a new job. Sometimes a new perspective is enough. There are so many different things you can try to help make your old job feel a little more exciting. ...
Sep 5

4 Signs Your Interview Skills Are Better Than The Competition

Experience and work history aren’t the only things that can set you apart from the competition on your job hunt. Impeccable interview skills can be the winning attribute that you have that others don’t. And like the saying goes, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over. ...
Sep 1

Cover Letter Trends: Introducing the e-Note

Just as resume writing and the entire job search process have evolved remarkably over the past few years, so has the process of writing letters to potential employers. The "old-school" cover letter has largely gone by the wayside and been replaced with e-notes—letters that are less formal, more direct and sent via e-mail or company website instead of an envelope. ...
Aug 30

The Best Way To Answer 'What Are Your Weaknesses?'

As a career coach, whenever I prep clients for interviews, my motto is “always stay on the sunny side.” In a job interview, you want to be positive. Responding tointerview questions by criticizing former employers, apologizing for your shortcomings, or even calling attention to something negative is never the way to go. ...
Aug 28

3% Salary Increases Put Greater Focus on Variable Pay

With salary increase budgets expected to remain at 3 percent for both 2017 and 2018, employers are continuing to leverage variable pay to differentiate rewards for high-performers.
"With a tight job market and reported financial gains, we might have expected to see more growth in salaries," said Kerry Chou, WorldatWork senior practice leader. ...
Aug 25

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