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The Negotiation Process Step 2: Set the Scene

27. October 2014

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In our previous posts, we’ve covered the groundwork you need to do before negotiations begin: analyzing negotiating styles, practicing skills and gathering information. Now we’ll move on to the actual negotiation. First you want to set the scene: the environment and conditions in which the discussion will take place. And by setting it, we really […]

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The Negotiation Process Step 1: Be Prepared

20. October 2014

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Congratulations, you’ve received a job offer! Now it’s time to negotiate for the salary and benefits package you want. And once you’re at work, your negotiation skills will continue to help you excel, whether you’re making a deal with a supplier, closing a sale or mediating a dispute between co-workers. At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we […]

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3 Techniques for Becoming a Better Negotiator

13. October 2014

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While every negotiation situation is unique, you will greatly improve your chance of achieving better results more often if you have the right negotiation skills in your pocket will. And the greater the difference between your own skill level and your opponent’s, the more power and confidence you will have. As with any other skill […]

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Find Your Negotiating Style for Employment Success

7. October 2014

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You might think that negotiation skills are only useful for securing a good starting salary or pay raise. But that’s just the beginning. How about when you are looking to be awarded that plum assignment, brokering a compromise in a workplace dispute or trying to impress by winning a valuable contract with a new client? […]

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What’s Missing from Your Resume?

28. July 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Should You Negotiate Job Terms During the Interview?

22. July 2014

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Is this you? You’re so happy that you were invited for an interview; you don’t want to speak up about what salary and benefits you’re looking for. You may even be so eager to land the job that you just sit there quietly and agree to any terms that are offered.   No, no, no. […]

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When Your Experience Doesn’t Match Your Talents

7. July 2014

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It’s a familiar story to those looking to start their careers, or perhaps switch to a different career path. You see a job you want and think you can handle, but no hiring manager looking at the past experience on your resume would agree with you.   Let’s say, for example, that you’ve been in […]

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What Are Examples of Your Accomplishments?

16. June 2014

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This is a question you should be prepared to be asked from every prospective employer who interviews you or looks at your resume. It’s the first thing they’ll judge when deciding whether you’d make a more desirable employee than the other applicants you’re competing with.   You might not think you’ve done anything impressive, but […]

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Get to Your Interview Early, Get to Know Your Interviewer

20. May 2014

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When our associates are sent out to a client interview, they go armed with our best advice and insider knowledge of tactics used by HR professionals.   This provides them with an inside track for making a great first impression and getting hired.   Of course, you know better than to show up late for your […]

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Be Flexible in Your Job Hunt

20. May 2014

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At Integrity Staffing Solutions, our mission is to generate opportunities for people to exceed their own expectations, and advance careers, companies and communities. But sometimes, to do that, we have to help people open their eyes to the opportunities all around them.   As you begin to look for a new job, it can be […]

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