It is always best to approach any discussion about a salary increase with care and planning, you need to be sure of what you hoping to achieve by the outcome so as not to leave an unfavourable impression with any managers.  

At PDM Recruitment we have put together some tips for you to implement a tried and tested strategy to help you get you the pay rise you deserve.

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With today’s jobs market being ever so competitive, it is now more important than ever that candidates give themselves the best possible change of being found by employers, which increasingly have to sift through vast amounts of CV’s to find those they deem fit for interview.  With this in mind, many employers seek to ‘weed out’ candidates quickly and effectively and will increasingly turn to Google to accomplish this. The internet has made it increasingly easy for employers to conduct a simple name search to red flag any online misdemeanours by candidates under consideration.

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We understand that with the world economy and jobs market in a state of flux, many candidates may have exhausted the various career opportunities available to them in their own countries and will look elsewhere for a chance to propel their careers and to gain new experiences. While we would always say that relocation offers real career advancement opportunities, this must always be met with caution.  It is important that anyone wishing to relocate understands and appreciates the pitfalls and risks associated with such a life changing decision.  

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Barack Obama one famously said “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek”.  Consequently many people across the country will start their working day on Monday with the same sense of loathing and regret. We have all been there sat in work complaining that your job prospects and future inside the company are dying, whilst at the same at expecting things to change, without investing any personal time in making the brave decision to do something about it.

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According to the many statistics online 93% of all communication is non-verbal (although the actual make up is disputed), and during an interview that speaks volumes. We want your own body language to say the right things, and here’s how.

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