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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, November 13, 2012, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!
I recently had a friend ask me about an old co-worker, “Is she smart?” My first instinct was to say yes of course she is smart, but then I started to think about the question itself.
Jess (former colleague) certainly isn’t dumb. She did her job very well, though she, like myself, wasn’t going to be considered as the next CEO. I never heard anyone complain about her, but is that enough to say that she is smart? Maybe I’m the one who isn’t smart, in which case, who cares what I think anyway.
More troublesome was the question itself, “Is she smart?” There are all kinds of smart; a musical prodigy is considered brilliant but if they cannot balance a check book are they still considered smart? Even in business, there are all kinds of intelligences, which one did my friend mean?
Perhaps my friend asked the wrong question, what did he really want to know?
The job in question takes some training but nothing that Jess can’t master quickly. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I was that my friend did in fact, ask the wrong question. He didn’t want to know if Jess was smart, he wanted to know if she was happy.
Being happy takes a certain kind of intelligence too. Being happy makes a person easier to work with, better with clients and raises the morale of all those around her. All of which translates into a better business.
My friend got an unqualified yes about Jess for his answer. She is smart and happy, therefore a great candidate.
What question will you ask next time?
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In today’s job market, many people feel they should simply be thankful to have a job offer on the table. In addition, negotiating compensation can be uncomfortable for some people. However, by just accepting a job offer as is, you may be selling yourself short and leaving money on the table. Once a company has decided to fill a position, they typically want the best candidate possible and are often willing to pay for it.
The reality is that many initial job offers are lower than what the company can afford to pay for the position. The reason is they want to make sure if the candidate comes back with a counter-offer, they have room to negotiate. For this reason, if you simply accept the first offer as is, you’re often leaving money on the table. Following are tips so you CAN negotiate your compensation, when you get your next job offer:
Now what you’re worth. There are a variety of salary websites online that can help you find average salaries for your position and years of experience, in your area. Also, peruse job postings and see the salary range they have listed for similar positions. Then, really evaluate your personal experience. Do you have unique skills and experience that dictate a higher than average salary or slightly less than average.
Remember, compensation is not all about salary. Although the dollar amount in your weekly paycheck is important, there are numerous other areas where companies may have more flexibility. Vacation time, profit sharing, commissions, performance bonuses, and perks like company vehicles or paid fitness memberships can all add to the overall compensation package.
Have an idea of what the offer will be, before it is offered. The discussion of salary should not happen for the first time when the hiring manager passes you the job offer letter. Your salary requirements should have been discussed in the interview process. If the position does not warrant the salary you truly desire, talk about upgrading the position to a higher level position that would come with a more agreeable compensation package.
Don’t use one offer against another to bump a compensation package up. If you’re lucky enough to have two job offers in hand, but want to work for the company with the lower offer, do not try to use the other offer as leverage. As tempting as it may be, this is typically considered bad form and may indicate to the employer that you’re just concerned about money and not the job or company itself, when making your decision. This may lead them to believe that should another company make you an even bigger offer, you’d easily jump ship. Instead, use that knowledge to know what your worth is in the marketplace, negotiate with the company, and then make your decision on all of the factors surrounding both positions not just the salary.
Be a team player. When negotiating compensation make certain your phrasing isn’t centered on just you and what you want, but rather that you’re working with the hiring manager to come to a mutually satisfying agreement. Express the value you’ll be bringing to the company and back it up with past results that you are certain you can repeat for them. If possible, quantify these results such as a percentage under budget for a project or an increase in revenues.
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What are the most important things to remember in the interview?
There are several important things to remember in the interview process. First and foremost, you should always be enthusiastic about the position and the company. Hiring managers want employees that are excited about the opportunity they have available.
You should also focus your answers to highlight the skills and experience that best fit the job description the employer provided and the interviewer has indicated are important for the position. Your goal in the interview is to explain why you are the best candidate for the position. The more your answers reflect qualities the interviewer desires, the more likely you’ll be the candidate that receives the offer.
When should I ask about the benefits of a job?
Because employee benefits can be such a large portion of your compensation package, it’s important to understand what those will be, before you accept an offer. However, like salary, this should not be a question asked during the interview. Your interest, during the interview, should be about the position and the company. Asking how many weeks of vacation you will get during the interview makes it look like you’ve placed a greater importance on the benefits than the opportunity.
This doesn’t mean an interviewer won’t share the benefits the company offers with you. If they don’t, ask about the company benefits when you are presented an offer. Many offers will have the benefits clearly spelled out and include information on health insurance premiums and coverage, as well as vacation time, number of paid holidays, and more. However, if these are not given to you, ask to get them in writing before you sign the offer letter.
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San Francisco-based Indigo Films named Rosemary Wall to the newly-minted role as EVP to manage creative projects, current programming and development as well as corporate operations. Additionally, former executive producer at Optomen Productions, Dana Ross also joins as Senior Supervising Producer to oversee current productions for NatGeo WILD, Investigation Discovery and BIO Channel.
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Starz LLC promoted Michael Thornton to the newly-minted role as EVP/Acquisitions, Business Affairs and Legal. In his new expanded role, Michael will oversee programming acquisitions and studio relations for the first-run output and library film content for the 17 Starz Entertainment linear channels and associated on-demand and online services. Michael will be based at the company’s Englewood, CO corporate headquarters.
Hilary Smith was elevated to SVP/Communications for NBCUniversal, Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media (E&DN/IM). In her new role, Hilary will supervise strategic communications and serve as the lead spokesperson for the division which encompasses Telemundo, mun2, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Style Media, Sprout, DailyCandy, Fandango, iVillage, Television Without Pity and the Integrated Media group. Hilary will report directly to Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman of the division. Hilary succeeds Cameron Blanchard in this role who was recently appointed as SVP/Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal.
New York City-based fiction production company, Castle Pictures, Inc. added Claudina Del Guidice as Director/Development based in New York. Castle Pictures has also retained Brian Thomas as its West Coast Development Consultant based in Los Angeles.
JWT New York added Lisa Gatto Setten as Head/Production where she will manage content production and will work to ensure the integration of the production departments at the agency’s flagship office. Lisa joins from BBH New York and in her new role she will report to Mike Geiger, President/Chief Integration Officer, JWT North America.
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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. advanced Lisa Hyams to SVP/Network Partnerships for US Network Operations. The division provides 24/7 technical and operational support including engineering, broadcast operations, traffic, media and multiplatform operations for Turner’s networks TNT, TBS, truTV, TCM, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang and also distributes NBA-TV. Based in Atlanta, Lisa reports to Veronica Sheehan, SVP/Global Network Operations and International Information Technology for TBS, Inc. Furthermore, Michael Luzzi was promoted to SVP/Technology and Operations for US Network Operations. Michael is based in Atlanta and also reports to Veronica Sheehan.
Effective immediately, Investigation Discovery (ID) promoted Kevin Bennett to GM and Kevin also retains his responsibilities as SVP/Programming and Research for ID, Destination America and Military Channel. Kevin will report to Henry Schleiff, President/GM of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and Military Channel. Furthermore, Jane Latman was elevated to SVP/Development, Investigation Discovery and she will report to Kevin Bennett.
Matthew Corbin, formerly with Google, joins The Weather Company as GM of its hyper-local platform. Matthew will be in charge of all aspects of the platform, including planning, execution, business development, sales and product management. He reports to Jennifer Dangar, President/Distribution and Business Development.
Sports network NESN hired Leah Hextall as an Anchor/Reporter. Leah joins the network’s on-air team comprised of Adam Pellerin and Jaime Erdahl. Most recently, Leah worked for Canada’s CTV broadcast network as a sports anchor/reporter since 2005.
Later — John
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