Are Salary Surveys Actually Useful? [PODCAST]

The numbers are there, but do they really mean anything? After I recently published Over 100 Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators For 2014, Mark Anthony Dyson, creator of blog, reached out to interview me for Episode 34 of his ongoing podcast series. The podcast is split into two parts. In Part 1, spanning the first 23 minutes of the podcast, Mark and I discussed: * Why I spent so much effort to create the compilation * The differences between salary surveys, guides and calculators * Important: a typical mistake job seekers make with salary resources And more...

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Good Grief! Listen to the Employer and Learn What They Value!

If you don't pay attention to employers' needs, they won't pay attention to yours. This is a guest post by Mark Anthony Dyson. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. When Charlie Brown said that Joe Shilabotnik was his all-time baseball hero in the Major Leagues, with a horrible batting average way below .200, we can understand why. As grown-ups, we do. There is a valuable lesson here that anyone could be your hero, and it doesn't matter why it gets us excited. We know throughout the decades, Charlie Brown would have given up every single baseball card he owned for Joe Shilabotnik's card. Value works for us when we've hacked into the interests of the other person, or in this case the employer. If Charlie Brown is the job seeker and Lucy the employer, then the benefit of creating value must be communicated. Job seekers go wrong in never demonstrating value when the moment comes. Employers want to win in value more often than in volume. Employers tell you what they need some time by what they don't need. Listen closely and you can discern accurately. I will dissect Charlie Brown's approach from end to beginning in order to show how job seekers miss opportunities to connect with employers in demonstrating the value.

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