One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt as a recruiter is that people with amazing looking CVs are often disappointing when I get them on the phone, and people who have no demonstrable experience often really impress me. Why is this and why should we consider hiring the later candidate?
Salary negotiation is an important, and very normal aspect of the employment process. Yet everyone, myself included, finds it incredibly awkward. Whether it’s for a new job or you’ve been gunning for that promotion, it’s a well-known phenomenon. Our salaries SHOULD reflect our education, career level, skill set and the strengths we offer.
A skills audit is recommended to anyone who’s at the beginning of a career transition. This may be changing companies, changing job titles or completely changing your career path. However, if you’re going to sell yourself in your CV or in an interview, you’ve got to know where your skill set lies and where you need some help. This is where the skills audit comes in…