Is it professional or too risky to mention about my situation that I am from academia and I am mentioning my expected salary based on my experience/education in combination with market trends?
Give them your current salary and give them what you expect to make. If they low-ball you, then politely thank them for their time and move one. Any competent ...
What is everyone's take on this?
I suggest you focus on explaining about your experience managing this apprentice, if prompted during the interview.
Although coaching people does involve leadership and some other skills, it's quite different from being a manager in a professional environment, even more if that environment is not related to sports.
To me, ...
Here are some things you might try:
Warehouse work. Not a lot of skill required, and no learning curve. Depending on where you are, it might be abundantly available right now. Amazon is hiring an army.
Delivery work. There is no particular skill required or a learning curve. It depends on where you live, but you may not need a car. In larger/warmer cities, ...
How do you recognize these people?
Do they have a pulse? If so, they're one of those people. They care not one iota about you. If you're actually looking for a job then engage with them. If you aren't, then don't.
I personally don't spend any time engaging with recruiters that cold call me. If I receive an email about a position that I think I may be ...
The standard way to professionally address an unknown recipient is with:
To whom it may concern
Of course, you should always attempt to determine the name of the person receiving the email. That way, you can send a more personalized email.
What sf02 said, with one difference: Tell them your current salary, tell them that academia pays peanuts, and tell them very confidently a salary range that you are looking for. If this is done confidently enough, then the hiring manager will know:
Offering a salary below that range will be a waste of time.
Offering a salary at the high end of the salary ...
I'll be honest, that in my experience, the greatest majority of the time, folks make their first entrance into management within the company they are working for. At least in my industry (SW engineering) - the competition for a management role as an external hire can be even more fierce than for an engineer position w/in the same general seniority/pay band. ...
Do they work in companies?
They may work for a government as a Diplomat, Intelligence Specialist, or Political Analyst. They may work for an international non-profit.
They may work for a corporation as a Lobbyist.
Or they may work anywhere in an unrelated field.
Ask the recruiter about the opportunities they have for you, and ask them early in the conversation.
If they have one or more positions to talk about, then great. If they don't then you can end the call.
Disclaimer, I am not a native English speaker as well.
I always use "Dear Sir/Miss" in these situations. Although there is a lot to do nowadays about people not falling in either of those two categories, I still think it is a safe choice in more than 99 percent of the cases.