Your cover letter goes hand in hand with your resume to make a first impression that could be the epitome of brilliance or a downright disaster. Obviously if you are taking the time to apply, then you would prefer the former rather than the latter, but in my experience as a recruiter it is not often the case.
A resume is your vehicle for a first impression. Is your resume a shiny red sportscar, a mid range white station wagon or an old brown wreck? What does that even mean? Read on my friend... All will be revealed.
When you are on the phone, can the person you are speaking to tell if you are smiling? Can standing up when you are negotiating give you more confidence? How does your body language impact on the way others feel about you?
Are you planning to ask for a pay rise, but you're just not sure how to go about it? This is a question that I get asked quite often and I completely understand! Asking your boss for an increase in pay can be totally daunting. But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and ask the question. That leaves you with one key dilemma… How do you ask for a pay rise and get a resounding “yes” as the response?
Well, I’ve got the goods my friends and I am willing to share. There are a few things you to need to think about when asking for a raise – here are my top tips!