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Aug 28, 2017

Studies show that the average salary increase hovers at around a measly 3% raise.

Understanding how to ask for a raise and being able to negotiate a salary increase is a professional skill everyone needs to master.

There are many things you can do ahead of time to increase your odds to landing that increase you want. And by following the negotiation tactics I present you on today’s podcast, you can maximize your chances to get a staggering 5-20% pay raise regularly.

Show highlights:

- The one thing you must do BEFORE you start asking for a raise. (2:05)

- A simple “trick" to make the case for your raise a no-brainer. (3:22)

- Why you should start bragging about yourself to key decision makers… and how to do it without sounding like a narcissist. (4:17)

- Do this to make your boss excited to lobby for your salary increase. (7:05)

- How to know WHEN to ask for a raise and maximize your chances for a “yes”. (9:26)

And if by the end of today’s show you still feel you can’t do all these actions confidently on your own, but you know you have the achievements to back it up, then hire us for a personalized guidance. Hop over to for more details.

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Aug 21, 2017

Many popular job search coaches give you the same advice: “Hold out and never say your salary expectations when asked!”

But here’s the thing. This works in an ideal world and the reality is usually very different.

If you don’t openly disclose your salary range you risk to not move on with the interview process.

But there’s a way around that. And that’s what we’re going to discuss on the podcast today!

You’ll learn how to get past the recruiter who won’t move you forward without stating a range first. And you’ll discover one bold salary negotiating tactic only audacious high achievers can use.

Show highlights:

- Hear a typical “don’t want to say my numbers first” negotiating conversation between a candidate and recruiter. (Complete with comments of what’s really going on behind the scenes!) (1:50)

- Why most candidates DON’T have the luxury to refuse telling their number. (4:36)

- The real reason why your interview ends when you don’t state your salary range. (5:04)

- One bold negotiating tactic you can use when recruiter insists you disclose your salary range. (Warning: This is NOT for the faint-of-heart!) (7:00)

And if you still don’t feel prepared to implement all of the actions you’ve learned on this show, then go to and discover how to get more in-depth help from us.

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Aug 14, 2017

Have you ever been thrown off balance when you were asked, “What salary are you looking for...” and you didn’t know how to answer?

Being able to react - and answer! - the salary question professionally is yet another way to make a strong impression and convey your value and your confidence in your abilities. That’s why it’s important to know how to answer it properly.

On today’s podcast we are going to discuss how to answer the salary question well so you always get what you deserve.

Show highlights:

- The reason why some recruiters ask the salary question at the very beginning. (2:36)

- What does your reaction to the question tell about you to the hiring manager. (6:00)

- How to handle the answer like a pro without having to give a flat number. (6:20)

- How NOT to answer the salary question. (7:41)

- This word-for-word answer will always work in your favour during negotiations. (Get a pen and write it down immediately!) (8:29)

Plus, if you would like some personalized help to do these action confidently, then go to for more details.

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Aug 7, 2017

Imagine this: You get your resume into the right hands. You get to interview with key decision makers from the company of your dreams. You prepare well, you do the interview, and you nail it.

Mission accomplished, right? Wrong!

Savvy executives know that the interviewing process continues well after the actual interview is over. It all comes down to how well you do the follow-up.

Making the right moves after your interview will reinforce your position as the best candidate and will uphold that good first impression you made on the interviewer.

In other words, if you want to “seal the deal” you must continue your follow-up appropriately and professionally.

On today’s podcast we are going to discuss the most effective strategies for your follow-up that can help you get the offer and position you as the only choice!

Show highlights:

- The one thing you must do BEFORE the interview ends. (2:42)

- How to quickly set yourself apart from the competition AFTER the interview. (4:50)

- How to avoid being annoying and the only right way to do follow-ups. (6:13)

- What to do when you don’t hear back from the company. (8:40)

- The one tactic that can persevere your sanity and give you greater chance of success. (11:30)

For more interview preparation resources, go to and download your free Interview Prep Sheet. And if you think you need more personal help from our team then hop over to for more details.


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