Tag Archives: Recruitment

Employee or Contractor

Today TaxMama® hears from Roger in the TaxQuips Forum who is frustrated with the concept. “I guess my question would be, what is different about what I’m doing and, say, a general contractor ICing a plumber regularly to plumb houses he is building? Or a magazine that subs out to a freelance writer? These guys […]

Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Ten Tips for Business Owners

If you are a small business owner, whether you hire people as independent contractors or as employees will impact how much taxes you pay and the amount of taxes you withhold from their paychecks. Additionally, it will affect how much additional cost your business must bear, what documents and information they must provide to you, […]

Six-Figure Job Hunt 101

From MARC CENEDELLA Get their brand new $100K+ Job Hunt 101 Guide. (See the link in the Resource Box below.) TheLadders, Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Rothenberg, has collected the best writing and the best advice on making a job hunt effective and successful. There are tips on self-evaluation, “packaging” yourself, resume writing (and the even more important […]

Recessionary Salary Questions by Jack Chapman

by Jack Chapman How much should I ask for? Can I still negotiate if I’m desperate to take a job? How do I know if I’m overpaid or underpaid? How can I hold out for higher pay when there’s someone waiting in the hallway who’ll work for lower pay? […and they’re just as qualified as […]

Don’t Discuss Compensation Too Early

It’s in the candidate’s best interest not to discuss compensation until there is an offer on the table. You need to first get the employer to love you and feel that they’ve got to have you. Once you’ve accomplished this, you will be in a much better position to negotiate your employment package. If asked […]

Take a Gamble on Yourself

Be Willing To Bank on Your Skills I once coached a candidate who was being interviewed by a start-up, not-for-profit organization. She received an offer of $85K, but she was already earning $105K. Based on what she’d heard in the interviewing process, she knew it probably wouldn’t be possible to negotiate a higher salary off […]

Make Things Easy For Recruiters

[play TheLadders new TV commercial. You’ll ‘Love’ it!] “Don’t make it difficult for recruiters to find your resume. If you are emailing to follow up on a job opportunity, attach your resume and cover letter to the email. Chances are, the recruiter will open the resume and, even if you weren’t originally considered for the […]

Paste, Don’t Attach

[play TheLadders new TV commercial. You’ll ‘Love’ it!] Cut and paste a version of your cover letter and resume in the body of the email you send to recruiters, even if they ask for an attached Word document. Recruiters receive dozens, sometimes hundreds of resumes for each open position. It takes time to double click […]

Focus on the present

“Focus on the present. While it is certainly acceptable to have a two-page resume, don’t list every single job you’ve ever held. Recruiters and hiring managers are most interested in your experience within the last 10 years, so focus on your most recent and most relevant career experience.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Contact Peter for Resume […]

Focus on what you do best

“Advertise your specialty. Employers are looking for specialists with specific experience solving the problems they currently face. So don’t try to be everything to everyone in your resume, which could confuse your reader. Focus on what you do best.” Alesia Benedict Get Interviews Contact Alesia for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun […]

State Your Case

“State Your Case. If you’re seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. Instead use a functional or skills-oriented format, which will present your relevant experience and skills upfront.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Contact Peter for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun and […]

Motivation

The quote: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ?Stephen R. Covey Tip of the week: “State Your Case. If you’re seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. […]