Temporary workers and contractors are more in demand than ever before. All over the world, the focus is on this rich pool of specialist talent and how companies can efficiently recruit contractors who have the skills to make a difference.
If you are changing careers, your cover letter is an opportunity to give an explanation of why you want to make the change and what your main motivations are. When submitting your application, you will need a cover letter that truly sells your strengths and conveys your skills.
Over 400 million people lost their full-time jobs during the second quarter of 2020, according to the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work: 5th Edition. Unfortunately, many of those jobs will not return, leaving millions of people unemployed. At the same time, industries such as logistics or manufacturing can’t hire fast enough. There are far more jobs available than qualified workers to fill them.
Being able to effectively negotiate matters on your employment contract is a powerful skill to possess. You want to get the best possible outcome in terms of salary, benefits and other aspects. Depending on what you value most from your career, you should put more weight on that in your contract negotiation.
Knowing how to answer salary expectations questions is an important part of your job interview process. You need to be ready to respond when asked how much you hope to be paid for the position.