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Weekly Tip #22: Looking Beyond Salary in Your Job Negotiation – The Bigger Picture

When you’re negotiating your new salary, consider other perks and benefits. For example:

  • Bonus and/or commission structure
  • Equity and stock options
  • A clear scope of responsibilities
  • Option to work at home, or flex options
  • Paid time off
  • Start date
  • Reimbursements for continuing education, training, etc.
  • Relocation reimbursement

Remember to not leverage one offer against another.

Stay enthusiastic, flexible, and professional while negotiating. Do things right, and you may even come away with more than you had hoped for. 

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LinkedIn profiles with graphics are 11 times as likely to be viewed as those that don’t. With a little time and effort, you too can add a unique banner that may influence reviewers and recruiters to read further and remember your profile.

  • Keep it simple by using a banner that is eye-catching, but not distracting. A simple, professional design is best, with minimal or no text, and a high-quality image to convey your personal brand.
  • Use programs like or to create your banner.
  • Make sure both your banner and photo capture your personality as a professional to make you more attractive to your ideal clients and target niche.
  • Get inspired – look through other LinkedIn profiles for great examples and unique approaches to help you craft your own compelling banner.

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Weekly Tip #20: Beyond the Resume: Why Your Emotional Intelligence Might Be the Key to Getting the Offer

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the face-to-face interview stage. (Only 2% of applicants make it that far!) Although you are clearly qualified, the offer will go to the person who is not only qualified but who is best able to demonstrate their emotional intelligence. 

Even though you are being asked about your experience and skills, here are a few underlying questions in the decision-maker’s mind. “Is this person credible?” “Are they a great fit for the team?” “Are they aligned with the company and its values?” 

  • The foundation of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Pay close attention and ask thoughtful questions.
  • Try to make everyone feel at ease by assessing the mood of the room.
  • Avoid pretentious language; speak as though you are having a conversation with a valued colleague.
  • Steer clear of overt self-promotion. Be “comfortably confident.”

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Weekly Tip #19: The Secret to Acing One-Way Interviews

A recruiter has just asked you to participate in a one-way video job interview. Cue panic mode!

Fear not. While they may seem awkward, asynchronous interviews give you some advantages. Follow these simple tips:

  • Make sure your camera is at eye level and that the area is silent and well-lit. 
  • You want to make the interviewer feel like you are speaking to them personally, so lean in toward the camera, and use a conversational tone.
  • Relax and smile! You want to come across as friendly and relatable.
  • Next, remember to dress professionally.
  • Maybe the most crucial? Practice, practice, practice! Write each answer down, and then refine it. You’ll feel more confident and in control when recording your interview.

So, go ahead and press “record”; you can do it!

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Weekly Tip #18: LinkedIn profile visits – What you need to do to make sure they keep looking.

Whether it is a recruiter or other industry professionals who are looking at talent, can you guess what they do first? Yup. They look you up on LinkedIn. They’ll quickly scan your “About” section, and if they like what they see, they’ll keep investigating you. Just one more reason why it’s so important to have a solid LinkedIn profile:

  • Use a casual, yet professional headshot. If you’re not happy with your own self-produced pictures, it’s worth it to hire a photographer.
  • Craft your headline very carefully using keywords that are easily searched.   
  • Use the “About” section to convey your personal brand. Tell a brief story about your experience, work passions, and leadership style. 
  • Increase credibility in your work and education sections by incorporating corporate and educational institution logos.
  • Make sure your contact information is 100% accurate – and clickable!

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Weekly Tip #17: Tech-Savvy and Smart Ways to Target Your Dream Job

If it feels like you’re spending too much time on dead-end online job postings, or replying to recruiter inquiries for “nothing to see here” lateral positions, follow this five-step strategy to proactively pursue the job you really want.

  1. Write out the names of companies that interest you, and that you would most like to work for.
  2. Search LinkedIn for the names of senior and top-level executives in the departments of your areas of expertise.
  3. Actively follow them on LinkedIn and other social media platforms. Make short, relevant comments on their posts.
  4. Reach out directly and connect.
  5. Reach out again to maintain connection and to potentially discuss industry trends, and challenges and gather more information.

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Weekly Tip #16:

When you apply for employment online, do you frequently feel as though your resume disappears into thin air? You may be spending hours perusing job ads, completing lengthy applications, and fine-tuning your resume with the ideal keywords, only to learn that many of these positions are either nonexistent, inaccessible or already filled.

  • Many “open” positions are filled by internal promotions or referrals.
  • Recruiters often use online job posts to identify qualified applicants more quickly than they can go through countless online resumes. 
  • Most vacant positions—particularly those at higher levels—are never even advertised.
  • Even if your resume makes it past Artificial Tracking Systems, it will only be scanned by HR, and not the hiring manager.

Don’t give up just yet. There are much better ways to find opportunities. Instead, reach out to your LinkedIn network, experts in your field, and former colleagues. 

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Weekly Tip #15: The Key to Executive Success: Constant Movement and Growth

One thing super-executives have in common is outstanding timing – they don’t gather moss. If you’re thinking it’s time for new challenges and higher income – the answer is usually “yes!”

  • Think of leaving your current position as a calculated business move.
  • Don’t let personal ties or loyalties prevent you from making your move.
  • If you don’t see major prospects for promotion after three to five years with your current employer, look for those opportunities elsewhere.
  • Search for a job that will keep you on your toes and provide a route to advancement that’s crystal clear.
  • When considering a change in your line of work, you should anticipate an increase in your total salary, but you should also factor in the worth of possible advancement.

Are you ready to embrace new challenges and elevate your career? If you’re considering taking the leap and searching for a job that aligns with your ambitions, Job Seekers’ Edge is here to support and guide you through the process. Visit us at to learn more.

Weekly Tip #14: Recruiters’ Call – How To Say ‘No’

You are contacted by a recruiter. After vetting them and the opportunity, it’s not an opportunity that aligns with you or your career objectives. Make a good and lasting impression by gracefully declining. Like you, their time is valuable. If possible, build good rapport (be memorable) and share with them your value proposition, as there may be future opportunities that might be mutually beneficial.

  • In a few sentences, describe your areas of expertise your interests, and your ideal role.
  • Ask how you might be able to be a resource to them.
  • If possible, provide a suggestion to a friend or coworker who might be a better fit for the job.
  • Request a connection on LinkedIn and stay in touch.
  • Send a thank-you note and the hyperlink to your LinkedIn page as a follow-up.

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Weekly Tip: #13: “Fractional” Executive – an opportunity for you?

This unique position is typically implemented during start-ups, periods of rapid growth, transitions such as mergers and acquisitions, or crisis situations. Through this arrangement, the C-suite can focus on long-term goals and strategies because fractional executives deliver specific results, for specific problems and for a specific time frame. 

This type of position benefits the company in a number of ways, including:

  • Objectivity and new ideas 
  • Timeliness
  • Creation of new position – test role
  • Expertise in highly specific situations
  • Cost-effectiveness 
  • Vetted relationships

When exploring this role, be sure to weigh the downside:

  • Does this type of arrangement suit your career big picture?
  • Do you have the right mindset for intense, short-term engagements?
  • Are you ok with not having benefits, equity, or perks?
  • Do you have the right documents in place, i.e. consulting contract, NDA, the scope of work, etc?

If this sounds like a role you’d be interested in, learn more at or schedule a free call to discuss your own job search by clicking here.

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