Tuesday, March 25, 2008
In today's WSJ paper dated March 25 2008, The Career Journal section (page D4) has a Q&A, ""When the employers offer new hires bigger salaries" that talks about when a person that just as hired for the same job as you...but you find out that he/she is being paid more than you!
What can you do?
Do you go to Human Resources and complain?
How do they justify hiring someone for the same exact job or skill such as you for more money... and not paying you the same salary?
This happens all the time of course and it's demoralizing and frustrating.
Leave a comment and let me know if this has happened to you -- and what has been your response? What do you think is fair? How do you approach it? What's the solution?
Any advice? Please share with us below.
Labels: hr, jobs, office, salary
With thousands of people in New York city about to loose their jobs from the Bear Stearns fiasco, suddenly, tons of people really need to find jobs fast.
Here is the new option that I found in the Wall Street Journal today: there is going to be a Wall Street Journal Virtual Career Fair starting April 1.
It's completely online, so it's convenient to attend
You will be able to and find listings for jobs that are newly available and further explore various job opportunities in real-time (I'm assuming live chats, forums, webinar presentations)
You will even be able to interview virtually -- which means you should be fully ready as if you're visiting a job fair in person - resume in hand, ready to speak to your skillsets and value you bring to any company
I've been to viritual trade shows, and it's pretty efficient. They have a viritual layout of the conference with trade show booths for each vendor that you can 'visit' and engage in live chats directly with each person, there's literature you can view, download, video you can play, etc. I believe this is a very similiar experience.
Some of the companies planning to be represented are:
Citi Smith BarneyCoventry Health Care, Inc.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Dow Jones & CompanyEaton Corporation
Lucas GroupMorrison Foerster
Perot Systems Corporation
United States Patent & Trademark OfficeThe Vanguard Group
Let me know if you are planning to attend by leaving a comment below. Or if you've already attended a virtual job fair, any experiences you can share?
Labels: career, hr, job fair, job listings, virtual career fair, wall street journal