Remember the times when looking for a job involved sending a written cover letter and a resume by snail mail? Paper trail is not that far in time –in fact, an episode on the sitcom Friends that started in 1994 showed Rachel sending numerous letters by mail.
Unless you want to make a statement –or annoy a potential recruiter–, the internet and social media have changed the job search landscape in ways ever imagined. You can now share a chat room with your potential recruiter, interview the prospect companies you are looking to work for, and even find out how much you can earn and review your salary on a particular job before you even apply for a job.
Until recently, discussing your salary with colleagues and co-workers was a no-no in the office. Although your right to discuss your salary with other people in the office is protected by the National Labor Relations Act, it can create friction and jealousy among co-workers. Sometimes, Latinas are more open to discuss certain issues than their Anglo colleagues are, so be aware!
However, you now have a chance to discuss salary and earning with other people in your same function or field on dedicated websites. According to Job Searching Expert Alison Doyle from About Careers, the best five sites for finding jobs and companies to recruit top talent which have revolutionized the job market are, of course, online. These sites also offer you the possibility of searching for salary ranges within your job level.
“Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees. Add to that millions of the latest jobs — no other community allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it’s really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn. Glassdoor is also available via its mobile app on iOS and Android platforms.”
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“Beyond, The Career Network, helps millions of professionals find jobs and advance their careers, while also serving as the premier destination for companies in need of top talent. Founded in 1998, Beyond gives its members a central location to search for millions of jobs and engage with original and curated career content from over 1,400 sources. Beyond’s network of 500+ talent communities use integrated social features to help members discover relevant career news, advice and resources.”
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“Creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world containing more than 40 million salary profiles, PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers through its online tools and software. PayScale’s products are powered by innovative algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation information for millions of individuals in real-time. Publisher of the quarterly PayScale Index ™, PayScale’s subscription software products for employers include PayScale MarketRate™, PayScale Insight™, and PayScale Insight Expert™. PayScale’s cloud compensation software is used by more than 3,000 customers including Cummins, Warby Parker, Zendesk, Clemson University and Covenant Dove.”
“Salary.com offers users a variety of tools such as; Personal Salary Report, Public Company Exec Data, Relocation, Job Search, and Continuing Education information to help users obtain salary and benefits information. Salary.com offers a free and a paid Personal Salary Report. The paid Personal Salary Report includes a more comprehensive analysis of survey data while the Salary Wizard’s free answers offer no personal customization.”
“As the world’s #1 job site, with over 140 million unique visitors every month from over 50 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.”
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