How To Talk About Money During The Hiring Process
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You can’t keep going on interviews with no idea of what an employer is planning to pay you if you get the job. You have to bring up the topic of salary.

If you need inspiration to ask the salary question, just think about a plumber.

The plumber isn’t going to come over and walk around looking at the work that a homeowner needs done without talking about money. Eventually the plumber is going to say “You’re looking at about ten thousand dollars worth of work” or the homeowner is going to say “How much is this going to cost me?”

They’re not going to dance around the topic and hope for the best. Only job-seekers do that, and only a certain kind of job-seeker.

The kind of job-seeker who doesn’t bring up salary during the hiring process and hopes that s/he gets a job offer with a reasonable salary in it is afraid. That’s the only reason to keep silent about such a vital topic.

The job-seeker is afraid that if he or she brings up the salary topic, the employer might not like it. They might get mad and cast him out of the candidate pool. That’s the fear. Think about it, though – that fear isn’t reasonable. If you’re thinking about working with people who would be so hostile and crazy that they’d drop you from a candidate roster just for asking about salary, why would ever consider working with them?

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Veterans Affairs department launches massive hiring blitz
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The VA is going on a hiring blitz.

The beleaguered Veterans Affairs department is launching a major recruitment campaign to bring aboard legions of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Plans are to also beef up the ranks of support staff, hiring for roles as diverse as chaplain, clerk, electrician, librarian and plumber.

“We need tens of thousands of new doctors, new nurses, new clinicians,” Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday, about a month into his new role.

Attracting doctors to the VA is going to be tough. The VA’s reputation has taken a hit this year from the revelation of secret waiting lists and excessively long wait times. Salary freezes and bans on bonuses have suppressed VA salaries in a highly competitive industry. The working conditions aren’t the best, either, said Bill Grubbs, CEO of Cross Country Healthcare. Locations are often in less-desirable areas and the VA’s technology isn’t up-to-date.

What the VA needs to do is “build an employee value proposition, which is consultant speak for: why you should work for us,” said Matt Stevenson, the executive leading workforce planning at Mercer, a major HR consulting firm.

That could include appealing to patriotic duty, highlighting unusual benefits: the VA sometimes recognizes out-of-state professional licenses, and creating a more streamlin…………… continues on

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