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Avoid Deceit and Evaluate your Job Offer

Evaluate the basics: Not only does the salary categorize as a critical factor of the job offer however other matters are also very important to think through like the type of contract, the probation period, the working hours, the working days, the reporting hierarchy, the job responsibilities etc. All of these variables in addition to your salary and benefits should be openly specified in your contract.

Evaluate the salary offered: How does the salary offered weigh up against the salaries of other professionals with your similar qualifications and experience in your country of residence? Is it just a hoax? Inquire around, acquire information from professionals, there are lots of articles offered by Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia for more information of the topic.

Evaluate the travel quota: Does your job necessitate frequent or occasional traveling and how occasional? Are you the kind of individual who does not mind packing and unpacking more than twice a month? Do your personal responsibilities permit you that kind of flexibility? It is highly valuable for you to question about the traveling quota accompanying with your potential job in order for you to achieve you and your family’s expectations and make a intelligent decision.

Evaluate the career route: If you are eyeing for stability and nonstop development, guarantee yourself beforehand on that, you should take the role and prove yourself, you would have room for career growth. Talk with your potential direct manager/ recruiter about the future prospects of the position offered to you and asks yourself do they and do you foresee future growth in this position within the company?

Evaluate the working conditions: Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia just ran an online poll regarding good working conditions in the Jakarta Indonesia, to emphasize on the significance of a healthy working environment at the workplace and its influence on the productivity and loyalty of employees. An overpowering 76.3% of professionals surveyed stated that better working conditions would outcome in more organizational loyalty, more productivity and more job involvement, but they are yet to be provided by employers as per 23.7% of poll respondents. The top constituents of good working conditions as per the respondents are the following: correct training and professional development schemes, generous incentives like vacation days, parking and education allowance, room for personal job authority and decision making and good office setting like lighting, seating, lunch rooms and gyms. Look closely at these factors and assess where your potential employer stands in their regard before committing to the job offered to you.

Connect with the Web in Indonesia to Find Jobs Easily and Avoid Trickery

Nowadays, it would be pointless to use anything but the Internet if you need fast and convenient long distance communications. According to recent research by Internet content delivery company, Akamai, Indonesia is the country with the lowest Internet speed in Asia. Their research says that the only 0.8 percent of the Indonesian population is able to enjoy an Internet connection with a speed of over 4 megabits per second (Mbps).
Nevertheless, if you work in a large city, web connections will not be a problem. You will be able to surf the World Wide Web with a suitable connection as it is commonly available in public places.
Several easy ways to access the Internet in Indonesia by Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia:
Free Wi-Fi
Many hotels offer a free Internet connection for their customers, even a two star hotel located in South Jakarta costing US$34 per night. Given that your hotel does not offer a service, don’t worry – you can at all times go to the nearest Starbucks or McDonald’s café, which are likely to provide free Wi-Fi just be careful of any hocus-pocus on anywhere you go.
Internet cafés

Despite the fact Internet cafés are getting pretty uncommon, you can still catch them in some places, generally around schools or universities. Internet cafés are places where you can rent a PC already ready with an Internet connection. The rental fee can be as low as Rp 5,000/hour or less than $1. But, you may need to be a little bit patient in using the PC as the Internet connection can be really slow as it is shared with other customers and beware of some scams that might be going on in there.

Broadband

If you require having an Internet connection at home, you should think through subscribing to a broadband service, like FastNet, Speedy or Biznet. The cost differs on the connection speed you want, varying from Rp 200,000/month ($20) to Rp 5,000,000/month ($50). But be cautious of double-dealing since it seems to happen all the time

Modems

This could also be an option, a modem with a prepaid card. There are many cell phone operators in Indonesia, such as Telkomsel, XL and Indosat. Using a modem is easier than installing a broadband Internet service. You just have to purchase a modem, a starter pack SIM card that generally comes in a flash-disc shape, and register the Internet package you plan of using. The prices of modems differ varying on the Internet’s quota.

Cell phones

Accessing the web from your cell phone can be a bit complicated. Primarily, you have to buy a cell phone that can be used as a tether (turns phones into modems). You can sign up to the Internet pack from your mobile operator and use it as a modem for your PC or laptop. The drawback in using your cell phone as a modem is the signal restriction. You have to make sure the mobile provider you pick has good signal coverage.

 

Warning! 10 seconds to avoid rejection

What employers look for by Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia

According to research, recruiters devote an average of just six seconds scanning your resume for information prior in determining whether you are a possible asset or not for the job they’re filling regardless of your location, this holds true from HR of the U.S. in the west to the HR of Jakarta, Indonesia in SE.

When you managed going through the potential hire pile, then they may take a keener observation at the details. Nevertheless, if your resume does not make it over that first six second scan, your chances are ruined. By means of eye-tracking software, researchers at Westhill Consulting Career and Employment followed where recruiters are attentive their attention in those crucial first seconds. The information recruiters scan for in six seconds:

  • Your name
  • Your current job title and employer
  • The start and end dates of your current job
  • Your previous employer and job title
  • The start and end dates of your previous job
  • Your level of education

At first, everything else on your resume is nothing but additional information that employers may or may not look over for keywords relevant to the skills they’re looking for.

To make each one of those six seconds count, the greatest approach to pass the resume first impression test is to make it easy for employers to locate the information that is most important to them. Have a visibly laid out document with bolded job titles in reverse sequential order. Use sufficiently of white space and have Work History and Education sections plainly marked.

Have a sector summarizing your skills in bullet points. You must have the keywords incorporated for resume search engines and applicant tracking systems since these are the succeeding things recruiters search for if there’s spare time in their six-second scan.

The importance of the first fast survey of the resume is to screen out applicants who do not appear like a good fit, and to trim down the possible candidate pool to the a small number of who receive a closer read and possibly an interview. Understanding what employers are searching for, and making that information simpler to see are speedy and easy methods to expand your probabilities of being selected.

How to answer the question ‘What’s Your Salary Requirement?’

You may find yourself trapped whenever asked the question about compensation. It is supposed to be a general warning not to answer the question since it is the biggest scam question a company do for their own benefit.

Giving too high amount may lead you to not land on the job, but too low then you just labeled yourself. And if ever you take the job, make sure to make up for this salary setback the next time you’re negotiating your salary.

Almost all job applications require to state the desired salary of the applicant. This is for their own benefit because they now gain the total control.

Kip Kipley, director of human resources for WorldatWork, an association for HR professionals said human-resources executives believe that requesting salary information in advance helps them find the best candidates for openings.

This is the reason why hiring managers and HR reps want to name your price so do not fall for it and instead there is a way around the dreaded salary requirement question.

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia provides you the following tips in answering the said question.

 

Understand Your True Value

Get a better understanding of how much you should be making based on your expertise and skills by doing a research beforehand.

“It’s a strength of a candidate to have a solid market understanding of their salary value,” says Megan Zengerle, VP of People Operations at Creative Live. “This can be achieved by understanding what other companies are offering or paying for the role and I always encourage candidates to talk to their peers to ascertain this information.”

Don’t Leave the Salary Requirement Blank

Don’t skip the salary requirement if you are applying online.

Generally, “no response will work against the job seeker. It appears the job seeker is ignoring what the employer asks,” says Larry Goldsmith, CWDP, job search and career strategist.

The worst thing that could happen is your resume will be filtered out by recruiters who need to narrow down their stack of candidates and the best would be the rest of your application will be intriguing enough anyway, but here is a warning! Do not risk it.

If they Ask You, Divert!

After knowing your number, they will use this to their benefit and chances are they’ll press you for it. Postpone the discussion until after the employer has shown solid interest in you.

“Stall by saying it depends on factors that we haven’t discussed yet, like benefits and many intangibles,” says Rich Grant, president of the Maine College Career Consortium. “Then, ask, what is the range you expect to bring someone in with?”

 

Offer a Broad Range If You Absolutely Have to Answer

To avoid being low balled, just offer a broad range when push comes to shove.

“When asked the question, a candidate should specify his or her own range – and that range should be such that its low end should be close to the high end of the employer’s range, i.e. the candidate’s range ‘hooks’ over the high end of the employer’s range,” Rick Dacri, executive recruiter and author of Uncomplicating Management.

“Research can usually identify the employer’s range, especially if the candidate asks the interviewer where they consider their salaries fit relative to their industry standard.”

Again, the Key is to be Vague

“Tell the company that you have no specific salary requirements, but that your pay has been in the X to Y range in the past few years, Mark Jaffe, a Minneapolis-based executive recruiter suggests. Give yourself a spread of about $20,000 to $30,000,”the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Say that you consider yourself flexible and are open to anything that’s reasonable, but in recent years, your salary has ranged from $100,000 to $120,000,” Jaffe says.