Thursday, February 17, 2005
More Bang for Your Buck: Six Figure Salaries
With the job market making a comeback, many companies in South Forida are willing to pay top dollar for top talent. But getting the corner office is going to take more than luck. In tonight's more bang for your buck, we're showing you the secrets to earning a six figure salary.
WSVN -- Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump.
Call it living the American dream. Having a power job with a posh paycheck.
It was a dream come true for sherri robert.
Just last year she was making six figures as a marketing director.
Job Searcher Sherri Robert: "The statisfaction I got from helping the sale people make sales and grow the company was really what was important to me."
But when her company downsized, sherri was laid off. Now, she's hoping to rejoin the workforce without taking a paycut.
Sherri: You have to get out there are network and use all your contacts."
Networking is important, but if you really want to bring home the bacon you have to be prepared to switch jobs.
Most executives reach the six figure range by changing jobs three times in 10 years.
Marc Cenedella from www.theladders.com: "We are now seeing an explosion of growth all the way across the country in this higher $100,000 market."
Job search guru, Marc Cenedella, says first you must find the companies willing to pay the big bucks.
Check out websites like www.theladders.Com that focus on posting positions with salaries over $100,000.
Marc: "There is a lot of demand for adding talent in sales and marketing here in 2005."
Next, know how far you can stretch your skills. Make sure the company understands how you can adapt your talent to the demands of the job.
Marc: "A 100,000 position is no longer just an excutive position."
Finally, make sure you go after the right company in the right industry.
Currently, Starbucks, Pepsi, Mastercard along with local giants Carnival and Ryder are all looking to expand; especially in the Latin American market.
Marc: "A lot of companies are moving their back office operations down here to South Florida."
Sherri's still waiting for her next dream job. But in the mean time, she thinks by studyng spanish, she'll make herself more marketable to future employers.
Sherri: "That is the only that is holding me back from a one hundred thousand dollar job in Miami."
Also, after you submit your resume marc suggests following up weekly for five weeks. If they haven't responded by then the position isn't for you.
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