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July 2014

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Alkar Human Resources
Welcome to our brand new information hub, "Hired!". Each month we are going to present you with the most cutting-edge tips, best practices, and information to help you take the next step in your career.
Deserve a Raise? Here's How to Get One
Body Talk
Asking for a salary increase isn't easy. But if you deserve it, do your homework, and handle it professionally, you can get paid what you're truly worth.
Get paid what you're worth
Candidate Resource Center
Our Candidate Resource Center includes:
  • Managing Your Career
  • Achieving a Work/Life Balance
  • Land that Job
  • Personal Success
  • Best of the Web
  • On the Job

If you haven't checked out our resource center yet, we hope you will now!

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Blog Link of the Month: Hiring Managers Don't Decide Who Gets Hired, Candidates Do
Blog Link of the Month:
Author Tim Tyrell-Smith explains how making your brand interesting and compelling makes a hiring decision obvious.
It's up to you!
Interviewing Tip of the Month: Sell Your Transferrable Skills in the Interview
Interviewing Tip of the Month

Many job skills are transferrable -- which means you can apply them in a variety of positions. To make yourself more desirable as a job candidate, play yours up during the interview:

  • Define your transferrable skill set. Things like organizational skills, software proficiency, communication skills, supervisory / management skills, the ability to diagnose and solve problems, and customer service skills are all examples of transferrable skills. Refer to your resume to make a list of yours -- and commit it to memory.
  • Showcase them during the interview. Listen for opportunities to highlight ways you could use your transferrable skills. When your experience or background is not a perfect match, close the gap by demonstrating how you can apply your existing work skills in the new setting.
Question: How big of a raise should you ask for?

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