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Recommendations, Referrals, References and What They Mean

I’ve been on vacation and traveling, which is why I’ve been quiet on this blog for way too long. Sorry about that. And, I’ve been deleting numerous emails with the subject, “Are you taking on new clients?” which is a referral-for-pay scheme. I don’t participate in those. If I can’t refer people because I believe …

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Negotiating for Salary

Diane Danielson in Ask and ye shall receive … a bad review points us to this post, Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling.Well, if that isn’t a slap in the face, I don’t know what is. If you negotiate for a salary that fits for you, you’re “not nice.” If you don’t negotiate, …

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Making Jobs Attractive, Part 6: Market the Job From Offer to first Day

I realized today I hadn’t completed the Making Jobs Attractive series, so here’s the final installment.Even a candidate who’s accepted an offer is not an employee. That person is still a candidate, until he or she arrives at work that first day and signs all the paperwork. So make sure you stay in touch with …

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Making Jobs Attractive, Part 5: Market the Job After the Interview

So you’ve interviewed a candidate you like. The interview went well. You’re checking references, and thinking of making an offer. This time is a perfect opportunity to market the job.You haven’t finished selling during the interview until you’ve extended an offer and the candidate has accepted the offer. With any luck, you learned what the …

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Guest Blogging at Computerworld.com this Week

The nice folks over at computerworld.com asked me to comment on this year’s salary survey, and to discuss with folks how to obtain a better salary. (See A Slow Thaw” for my column.) I’m blogging over at my computerworld blog. Please visit and leave comments.