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Do You Know What You’re Worth in the Job Market? Here’s How to Find Out

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Knowing what competitive salaries look like in your region and industry can help you negotiate during the interview and hiring process. Do you ever wonder if you’re being paid what you’re worth? Or do you sometimes think that you may not be, but don’t know how to find out?

Usually, employers have a range in mind, depending on your skills, experience and length of time in similar positions. Knowing what you’re worth can help you negotiate to the upper end of the range.

So how do you find out salary information for positions like yours – or the one you’re working towards? Here are three tips.

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What Do You Need to Know Before Working with an Executive Recruiter?

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If you’re an executive at midlevel or above, you might be interested in working with an executive recruiter to seek new opportunities or advance a search. Since executive recruiters work on positions that are not broadly advertised, it’s a method of accessing a job market.

But working with executive recruiters in Nevada can be quite different from other types of recruiters or past job searches. Here’s some tips you need to know about executive recruiters.

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It’s a Great Time to Find a Job in Reno!

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Throughout the United States, unemployment is at record lows. The unemployment rate nationally stands at 3.7 percent, the lowest it has been in decades – and in Reno, unemployment is even lower than the national average at 3.5 percent.

With record-low unemployment in Reno, businesses are hard-pressed to find qualified candidates. If you’re thinking about finding a better job in Nevada, now is a great time to do so! Employers are eager to find high quality candidates.

If you’re looking for a job in Reno or throughout northern Nevada in the new year, here are four tips on how to get ready for the job search.

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How Can You Effectively Fill Positions Through Employee Referrals?

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If you’re looking for people to hire, an employee referral program can have many benefits. That’s especially true in today’s environment, in which employment is at record levels. It can be difficult to find qualified people, and the search can be extensive.

If you have employees who go above and beyond in their work, and they know more people who could help your organization grow, having an established referral system makes those connections possible. What benefits could your organization gain from setting up a referral system?

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What Can You Do When You “Don’t Have Time” for a Job Search?

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It can be tough to look for a job when you’re very busy. If you’re already working long days, you might not have time at the end of the day to find the new job you need. The very idea of tailoring resumes and spending hours searching job postings can get pushed down the list of priorities.

Working with recruiters in northern Nevada can help you find the right jobs that fit your goals and needs. Check out these four tips for maximizing your time and finding your next opportunity as easily as possible.

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Five Reasons to Utilize an Executive Search Firm in Reno

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Attracting and hiring executive-level talent can be a complex process. If you find your current human resources team is stretched too thin, lacks the capability or is taking a very long time to fill key open positions, it’s time to consider using an executive search firm.

How exactly can an executive recruiter help your northern Nevada business make the right hire? Learn from The Applied Companies! Here’s when you can determine it’s time to work with an executive search firm in Reno.

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Five Steps to Get the Promotion You’ve Been Chasing

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Promotions are good things. You’ll have more authority, a greater chance for even more authority down the line, and increased compensation. If you want a promotion, though, you need to take specific steps to obtain one. Promotions are given more often to those who’ve planned for them than those who’ve passively waited.

Here are five steps you can use to earn your next promotion.

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Five Questions to Close Your Interview and Impress Potential Employers

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It’s common for interviewers to ask if interviewees have any questions before winding up the interview. Why should you come prepared with questions to ask at the end of your interview? Asking questions that show your concern with not just getting hired but being successful in the position go a long way to showing employers you really want to join their team.

It’s also a chance to improve your understanding of the position and doing a great job if you are hired. Here are five questions that will impress prospective employers.

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Six Steps to Building Your Personal Brand on Social Media

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One of the chief ways to maximize your chances of getting noticed on the job hunt and landing a new opportunity is building a personal brand. Company brands, for example, highlight the best qualities that a consumer can know to expect from an organization. The same principle applies to your own personal brand, but in this case you are highlighting your qualities, skills and background so that a company will hire you.

Social media sites — like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more — are ideal places on which to develop and showcase your personal brand. Here are six steps to building a personal brand on social media.

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The True Cost of a Bad Hire

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Have you made a mistake and hired a poor performer for an open position? It can be very painful to realize that the person who choose at the end of a lengthy hiring process isn’t actually working out — or is actively causing problems.

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