…keep in mind that annual tenure based compensation is on the decline and focus on your performance, contribution and impact! … More When to ask for a Salary Review?
Prime Time is about being self-aware regarding your energy and concentration levels and when they are at their peak. It is knowing when you perform at your best, with a greater level of focus and motivation and with this awareness aligning tasks and activities accordingly. I touched on this in my previous post Interview Preparation the SPREAD Technique. … More Maximising your Prime Time
If your company supports professional development; you likely undertake quarterly, bi-annual or annual performance reviews. Here is a useful exercise to help you prepare for any upcoming reviews, and how best to outline your achievements. The Review Doc! The Review Doc prompts you to think about your specific responsibilities, what your managers expectations are, and subsequently the … More Preparing for a Performance Review
Typically, when it comes to interviews, you will be asked to talk through your CV. This is a simple technique to try and put you at ease and get you comfortable speaking about content you are familiar with. This should be the easy part, you know what you have been doing in your previous positions and explaining … More Taking Control in Interviews by talking through your CV
In all my dealings, I have never come across a situation where a company has completely undercut on an offer, when realistic and justified salary expectations were clarified from the onset. As per “Don’t be afraid to state your Salary Expectations” this is why I advocate transparency, it offsets a lot of apprehension and anxiety associated … More Offer Negotiations
The key technical skills section on your CV is to highlight the technology you are specifically strong at supporting or developing based on commercial experience. When it comes to an interview, you will be asked to talk through your experience to date and can be queried on any of the technologies you have outlined on your CV. … More Listing Key Technical Skills on your CV
An increase in salary is not always the deciding factor to move jobs; but it certainly is a motivator. If you are going to invest time and energy into a job hunt, spelling out exactly what you are after is the only way to ensure time is not wasted on needless interviews and applications. To … More Don’t be afraid to state your Salary Expectations
A concise synopsis for both Employer and Employee via Peninsula Business Services, who have outlined the statutory and contractual leave entitlements for Irish employees: Leave Entitlements – Important Facts to Know To note: Annual Leave – make sure you take your holidays! Employers are not permitted to pay in lieu of statutory leave unless there has been a … More Irish Leave Entitlements 2016