6 Do’s and Don’ts of Negotiating Salary

"... personal favor to start me with an enormous salary."

For most people, negotiating salary is the most daunting part of the hiring process.

By Priti Dadlani

It seems we’d rather talk about anything else – our health, our relationships, even death – than money, let alone ask for it.

“People feel uncomfortable asking for money when they’re being hired because they think it makes them look greedy or they feel it will negatively affect the relationship with their future employer,” said Raj Dadlani, CEO and founder of Huntech, a global recruitment firm based in Toronto.

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14 Ways to Ace a Job Interview

Recruiters checking the candidate during job interview

By Priti Dadlani

The most bizarre interview I ever had was with the city editor of a newspaper.

He interviewed me along with his deputy editor, a married woman who was about eight months pregnant. The interview took place over lunch and at one point, the city editor joked about how he and his deputy worked so closely together that reporters in the newsroom thought the baby was his. I nearly choked on my arugula, but said nothing. I got the job.

The best interview I ever had was simply a great one-hour conversation with the two hiring managers, discussing the job and my qualifications for it. By the time I got home, 45 minutes later, the Human Resources manager was on the phone offering me the job.

Most job interviews fall somewhere between those two extreme scenarios.

Raj Dadlani, CEO and founder of Huntech, a global search firm that specializes in placing computer engineering talent, has done screening interviews with thousands of candidates over the last three decades.

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How to Write a Winning Resume

Limit resume to 3 pages, not 17,000 pages

By Priti Dadlani

Your resume is your first chance to make a good impression when you embark on a job hunt.

A well-written and crafted resume won’t land you the job but it will help you get noticed and get your foot in the door for an interview.

So how do you make your resume stand out from the competition?

Over his 33-year career, Raj Dadlani, CEO and founder of Huntech, a global recruitment firm, has reviewed thousands of resumes to place candidates in computer engineering jobs with the world’s leading semiconductor, telecom, wireless, multimedia and software companies.

Spelling and grammar mistakes in a resume are red flags, which raise concerns of laziness and lack of skill, said Mr. Dadlani.

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10 Tips to Prepare for a Job Interview

Time For Job Interview Written In Diary

By Priti Dadlani

Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview.

That’s a feat in itself given the avalanche of applicants for each job opening these days. The interview is your opportunity to shine and sell yourself to the hiring manager(s) on why you are the best candidate for the job.

These tips come from an interview with Raj Dadlani, CEO and founder of Huntech Consultants Inc. based on his three decades of prepping recruits for their job interviews:

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