18
Jul

4 Ways To Score A Great Salary At Your First Job

{Click here to read the original article on Glassdoor.}

Finding your first full-time job is a heck of a lot of work — after all of the research you do, applications you fill out, and interviews you prep for, it can be tempting to rush through an acceptance once you’ve been offered a position. But signing the dotted line on an offer letter without hesitation is a decision that can haunt you for years down the road. Not only do you miss out on a lower base pay now — subsequent pay raises are often based on a percentage of your annual salary, so the cash you’re missing out on only compounds. Similarly, settling on a lower initial salary might discourage you from asking for more later down the road or at your next position.

So even (and perhaps especially) if you’re fresh out of college, you should put the work in now to ensure that you earn what you deserve. Read more

6
Mar

10 Magic Words That Can Get You a Higher Salary

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

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

28
Feb

The Best Salary Negotiation Tips of 2017

{Click here to read the original article on Glassdoor.}

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

6
Feb

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

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

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

23
Aug

How Much Are You Worth?

{Click here to read the original article on About.com.}

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

16
Aug

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

2
Aug

5 Mistakes That Lead To Low-Ball Salaries

{This article was originally published on Work It Daily.}

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

22
Mar

Salary Negotiation Tips (How to Get a Better Offer)

{Click here to read the original article on About.com.}

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

10
Nov

5 Job Perks You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

{Click here to read the original article on Glamour.}

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

26
May

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

{Click here to read the original article on Huffington Post.}

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

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