Your career is your primary investment and likely to provide more return than any other. In the early stages of careers, young managers and individuals progressing through promotion, added responsibilities or job changes need to invest in themselves to maximize career opportunities and merit higher earnings.
Downsizing and restructuring have saturated the market with more talent than ever before. Through online recruiting, the Web and traditional media, employers have access to a wide pool of candidates. With limited time and budgets, hiring managers intentionally narrow their choices to the most impressive and promising applicants.
The first round of cuts is based primarily on the quality of submitted resumes. If your tools do not optimally convey your potential value, ability to contribute and alignment with the available positions, the price will be measured in lost opportunities and “what-ifs”.
Effective personal branding tools, insights and strategies are must-have sustainable advantages. A lack of them is the major reason why so many qualified candidates will fail to attract opportunities this year.
It literally pays to know what we know
Most professionals can confirm that the most important salary bumps in your career will usually occur when you are hired into a new role. Those levels of compensation subsequently impact your annual wage adjustments, increases for promotions, bonuses, degree of non-monetary compensation (i.e. perks, vacation time, home office, etc.) and even the salaries of roles with future employers.
Our recruiting specialists know that most positions usually have budgeted salaries that range thousands of dollars. Where you initially fall within this compensation range depends on your documented experience and - most of all - your perceived value. Hiring managers start to assess your value long before you meet in person.
Like it or not, your career branding tools are your virtual representatives. By projecting maximum career value, Career Lion does more than just increase your chances for securing new career opportunities and great interviews. Hiring managers will invite you to interviews for those opportunities believing that you belong in their higher budgeted compensation range. That is why our solutions are smart investments that can earn you thousands of dollars at each stage of your career. It pays to invest early.
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