Salary Negotiations


5 Ways to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Just How Awesome You Are

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Signed a huge client? Check. Trained six new employees? Check. Hit your monthly sales quota in a week? Done and done.

You might have a list of career accomplishments a mile long. But if you’re the only one with access to that list — and no one else understands the extent of your contributions or the impact they’re having on the organization — you’ll be standing behind the door when the raises are handed out. Read more


How to Negotiate, Accept or Decline a Job Offer

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Here’s advice on how to handle job offers including evaluating job offers, negotiating a better salary, accepting or declining the offer, and what to do if the company rescinds the offer. Read more


How Much Are You Worth?

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Americans say that the most important factor in considering a job opportunity is salary. 89% of the respondents in one survey rated salary as being as most important when deciding whether to accept a job offer. In addition, more than 50% of the survey respondents believe they are underpaid. Read more


Providing Salary History to Employers

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Many job postings ask you to include your salary history when applying for the position. It’s important to be careful how you disclose your salary history, so you have flexibility when it comes to negotiating salary. If the job posting doesn’t mention it, though, don’t offer any salary information. Read more


5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries

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Rule #1 of salary negotiation: the first offer is never the best one. All companies build in padding in anticipation of a counteroffer, and anyone who tells you otherwise or tries to frame it as a take-it-or-leave-it situation isn’t dealing squarely with you. Read more


Salary Negotiation Tips (How to Get a Better Offer)

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Before you start talking pay (and salary negotiations) with a prospective employer, you need to find out how much the job (and you) are worth. You will need to take the time to research salaries. That way you will be prepared to get what you’re worth and to get a job offer that’s realistic and reasonable. Read more


5 Job Perks You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

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You already know to negotiate a company’s opening salary offer. But “there’s more to compensation than the check you receive as an employee,” says Sharlyn Lauby, president of consulting firm ITM Group Inc., founder of HR Bartender, and author of Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers. There are things, Lauby says, that “cost the company nothing or very little, and can add value to your career both now and in the future,” if you’re savvy enough to snag them before you sign on the dotted line. Here are five job perks that you may not have thought about, but that you can and should negotiate—with tips on how to get them, of course. Read more


The 3 Big Lies About Multitasking That Will Cost You At Work

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If you’re an avid (read: addicted) multitasker and flipping between tasks even as you read this, you might want to put down the Twitter feed for a sec. Because while you may think you’re really good at it, there’s scant proof of that. Just ask science. Because there’s mounting evidence that multitasking does just the opposite — not only makes you less effective, but could quite possibly make you more depressed. Read more


11 Habits of Expert Salary Negotiators

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Nervous about asking for a raise? Follow this advice from career experts, and you might just get what you want.

1. They negotiate from the start.

“How well you negotiate at the beginning sets you up for how well your salary flows in the future,” says HR consultant Laurie Ruettiman, author of I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. When asked about your salary expectations, respond by asking what the new job will pay, instead of presenting your personal salary history. “If you follow prescriptive advice and you never take a risk, especially during salary negotiations, you don’t earn a reward,” says Ruettiman.

Another tactic she recommends is asking for the “best first offer” (the maximum that they’re able to give) when discussing compensation for a new job, because it presents the assumption that you won’t need to negotiate a higher salary. Read more


3 Good Things You Can Learn From a Bad Boss

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I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but chances are, you’ll probably have a bad boss at some point in your career. And, while it’s easy to simply chalk the experience up to a rite of passage and move on, there are actually some pretty valuable lessons you can learn from a lousy manager. Read more