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There are some points that I've never seen
on December 27, 2012
I purchased this book because of all the raving reviews. However, when I started reading the sections on counteroffers and negotiating salaries, I became a bit skeptical. Never in my job-hunting endeavor have I ever seen a "contract" saying that I would not discuss my salary nor the hiring company with my current employer. There is also a section about negotiating your salary and creating tension between your new co-workers if they find that you are now the highest paid employee in the department, for example. Prohibiting the discussion of salary between co-workers is actually against the law. Check the labor laws. Employers are prohibited from preventing employees from discussing their salaries between one another. The reason? Knowing what your co-workers make minimizes discrimination and unfair practices within the workplace.
In my experience, it doesn't matter what is and is not listed on your resume. Jobseekers are still contacted by headhunters who blatantly ignore what skills you do have and any relocation requirements. Although headhunters are trying to find those to EXCLUDE, it becomes annoying and a waste of a jobseekers' time when they are contacted about positions that have nothing to do with their skill sets.
After reading this, it makes me wonder what other information is untrue. Do yourselves a favor and make friends with a headhunter and find out what really happens.