10 Magic Words That Can Get You a Higher Salary

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Negotiating is intimidating. Talking about money is awkward enough as it is, but add on the element of asking for more money, and it just gets extremely uncomfortable.

One aspect of negotiating a job offer that seems to make people squirm is the fact that it’s not really a give and take. The idea is to just, you know, take more — and that feels weird, not to mention less effective.

So, how do you make it a give and take when it just feels like you’re doing all the taking? Read more


The Best Salary Negotiation Tips of 2017

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In an ideal world, you’d get offered the salary you want right off the bat, but if you’ve been working or job hunting for a while, you probably know that very few people receive their perfect offer right out of the gate. Most of the time, you have to ask for what you want, make your case, and hope that the company you’re negotiating with has the bandwidth to give you what you’re looking for. Whether you’re negotiating for more money or perks at your current company or trying to secure the right offer somewhere new, here’s the best advice we heard this year for getting what you deserve in 2018. Read more


Investing in Me, Inc.

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Create a business plan for yourself, and make your career your life’s work.

Author and career consultant Ronna Lichtenberg believes that by taking a day to think about the way you earn your living, you can make a huge difference in making your job more fulfilling. Ronna recently led a career seminar for a group of women looking to get more out of their work. Whether you work for an employer or yourself, in a major corporation or behind the counter in a coffee shop, you’re the CEO of your career. The tools any CEO needs are the same ones the rest of us need. Read more


The Absolute Best Way to Figure Out Your Personal Brand

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If you’ve ever tried to develop your personal brand from scratch, you know that it’s an overwhelming process, to say the least. Where do you start? What should you include? What does “personal brand” really even mean? 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


10 Things to Consider Before You Say Yes to a Job Offer

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Very few of us will retire from the same employer that gave us our first job out of school. While some of those job changes might be involuntary, due to a layoff or termination or other circumstances beyond our control, eventually, we’ll be the ones to say goodbye.

That means knowing when to stay and when to go – and being aware that it’s not always easy to tell the difference at first glance. Read more


Ten Unmistakable Signs Of A Bad Place To Work

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I talk to job-seekers every day. Some of them have target lists of companies they’d like to learn more about, and almost all of them have lists of companies they would never work for, no matter what.

Where did they get their lists of companies they would never, ever work for? They either worked for those companies in the past or have friends who did. CEOs don’t realize that their organizations have loud, vivid brands in the talent marketplace.

People talk, and they tell their friends “No matter how badly you need a job, don’t go to work for this company and that company. It’s worse working there than being unemployed, by a mile!”

Here are ten unmistakable signs that a company you are interviewing with is not a good place to work. Read more