• What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting A Raise
    What do you do if your employer has decided to forego companywide raises this year? Despite the economy being relatively healthy compared to recent years, that’s a reality you should brace yourself for. Still, not getting a raise this year doesn’t mean your hands are tied. There are still a few t...
  • Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Before Asking for a Raise
    Knowing when to ask for a raise can be a bit of a dilemma. Time it right, and your supervisor may see your request as a savvy, confident business decision. Time it poorly, however, and your supervisor may see your request as greedy, tone deaf, or even insulting. This can make things uncomfortable...
  • 4 Tips For Snagging More Than A Cost-of-Living Raise
    A cost-of-living raise is nice. But it would be a whole lot nicer if your annual raise actually made a significant difference in your paycheck. Sure, it helps to keep up with inflation. But a raise that goes above and beyond the minimum helps you feel more financially secure and builds self-confi...
  • What You Can Do When You Can't Offer Your Employees Raises Who Deserve Them
    Your employees are doing a great job, but the budget doesn't allow you to give them the raises they deserve. You want—and need—to do something to show your appreciation—but what? While salary definitely matters, there are other approaches you can take to reward your employees for their good work,...
  • This Is When It’s Ok to Ask for More Money
    Asking for more money can be uncomfortable. Bolster your confidence, and your case. This is when it’s ok to ask for more money.
  • 8 Signs You Should Be Earning More
    You’ve always felt like you should be earning more, but you never knew if you were right. Wonder no longer. Here are 8 telltale signs that you are not earning as much money as you should be.
  • Email Template for Requesting a Salary Increase or Promotion Conversation
    You’re ready to ask for a promotion and/or a raise. A well-written letter or email could mean thousands of dollars in extra income. Here’s a template to use.
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now For Your Next Promotion
    “You deserve a raise.” “You deserve a promotion.” Hearing your boss say those magic words is different from repeating the phrase to yourself as you drive to work. Fortunately there are steps you can take right now to increase your chances. These are them.
  • Answer, Negotiate, And Potentially Avoid Dreaded Salary Questions
    "What is your desired salary?" Having trouble answering interview questions about your potential salary? We’ve got you covered.
  • How to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Your Accomplishments
    If every win and achievement takes place in a void where your manager never hears about it, your efforts won’t be taken into account when it comes time for a raise or promotion. Here are the steps you need to take to make sure your boss is aware of what you’re accomplishing for the company.
  • How to Leverage a Job Offer from Another Company to Earn You More Money with Your Current Employer
    You have the offer, but what if your current company counteroffers--and for more money? Find out how to leverage a job offer from another company to earn more money with your current employer.
  • Six Ways You Unknowingly Sabotage Yourself at Work
    learn about six ways you’re hurting your chance of advancement.
  • If These 4 Things are True, It's OK to Ask for a Title Change
    When it comes to promotional opportunities, most people think of a raise. Additional pay is always nice, but have you considered your job title? The job title you have now can directly impact your paycheck later. If these four things are true, it's OK to ask for a title change.
  • How to Respond to An Unusually Low (Or High) Job Offer
    Your third job interview is winding down, and your future boss finally makes a financial offer. But the salary is much lower than you expected. Or (good problem to have) the salary is much higher than you ever dreamed. What you do next can make a huge difference in your long-term finances. Here a...
  • What Do You Do When You Find out a Coworker is Making More Money than You Are?
    Maybe you caught a glimpse of a pay stub as you chatted with a cubicle mate, or perhaps a stray document forgotten at a copier caught your eye. You’ve found out an unpleasant truth: a coworker is making more money than you are. What should you do with this information?
  • What Are You Working Toward? The Importance of Goal Setting
    Do you feel like you are just going through the motions, moving through your days on autopilot with no real sense of purpose or direction?
  • What Are the Benefits of Having a Workplace Mentor?
    A good mentor will be able to assist you in both your personal and professional development—essentially, helping you realize your full potential. Here are some of the benefits of having a workplace mentor.
  • How to Present a Job Offer to Your Boss—with Hopes of Getting a Counter Offer
    There’s debate about whether or not using another job offer in an attempt to squeeze a counter offer out of your current company is the best way to climb the corporate ladder (hint: it's probably not), but plenty of people choose to go that route.
  • 8 Reasons You Shouldn't Leave Your Job
    "Take This Job and Shove It" is a great country song, but it's terrible career advice. We all have bad days when it's tempting to run out the door, but before you give notice, stop and think. Here are eight solid reasons why you shouldn't leave your job.
  • Do Counteroffers Work?
    As the job market heats up and the talent pool tightens, it’s tempting to counter-offer. There is some evidence that more companies are doing this in recent years. The question is, does it work?