• How to Combat Pushback On Salary
    For most people there’s no aspect of a job more important than salary. It’s a big reason why potential candidates don’t accept offers, and it often determines whether a person is willing to leave a current position—which is why it’s never a good idea to lowball an offer. So what do you do about e...
  • How Much Salary Negotiation Is Too Much?
    Negotiating a salary is a tough balancing act. You don’t want to settle for too little, but you don’t want to price yourself out of a job either. So how do you know when it’s advisable to accept an offer, and when you should continue the negotiation? Here are some basic rules of thumb.
  • 10 Phrases to Avoid During Salary Negotiation
    Whenever and for whatever reason, at some point you will need to negotiate your salary.
  • Is It Appropriate to Discuss Salary with Your Coworkers?
    Does your company have a policy in place that prevents you from discussing salary with your coworkers? You’re not alone. But others argue that discussing salary is the only way for employees to determine if they are being mistreated by their employers, either from neglect or discrimination. Is it...
  • 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 Ensure You’re Offering A Competitive Salary
    Offering a competitive salary is a keystone recruitment tactic. Competitive salaries entice top talent, improve engagement, demonstrate you care, and increase retention. It’s only one consideration in how to craft a positive work environment, but it’s an important one. How do you ensure you’re of...
  • 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.
  • What to Do When a Recruiter Asks About Your Current Salary
    Salary questions are perhaps the most dreaded type of interview questions—and none quite so much as “What is your current salary?” So what should you do when you encounter this question? Find out.
  • 5 Hot Jobs Where Salaries Are Growing
    If you're looking to snag a job with a high salary, Washington D.C. is definitely a city to consider for career options. Here are five of the hottest jobs with growing salaries.
  • How To Negotiate Your Start Date—And Other Parts Of Your Offer
    You just got a job offer. But there’s a problem. They want you to start in two weeks, but you don't want to start for another month. What should you do? Here are our tips on how to negotiate your start date in your job offer.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 5 Reasons Why Making Lowball Offers is Counterproductive
    If you want to attract the best talent, keep them engaged, and enjoy stronger employee-retention rates, you'll want to make, at the very least, fair and competitive salary offers. Making lowball offers is a counterproductive tactic. Here are five reasons why:
  • 5 Things You Need To Know Before Accepting A Job Offer
    You’ve probably had to investigate hundreds of potential opportunities, send out dozens of resumes, beat out a hundred other qualified applicants, and impress during several nerve-racking interviews to get this job offer. But before you accept, you have to ensure the new position will support you...
  • 6 Perks You Don’t Want to Miss Negotiating in Your Job Offer
    While your salary is certainly important, it isn’t the only thing you should consider when negotiating your job offer. In fact, sometimes the benefits you can build into your employment contract can have more value than the monetary amount of your paycheck. Even if you’re being offered an extraor...
  • 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...
  • 5 Important Prescreening Questions
    Candidate screening gives you the opportunity to see how applicants present themselves on the phone, as well as set expectations for the position. Here are five important questions to ask every candidate you prescreen.
  • Are You Getting the Benefits You Deserve?
    Job-seekers tend to focus on salary first and foremost, but your paycheck is only part of the equation. Benefits account for nearly 31 percent of a private-sector employee's compensation package and 37 percent of a public-sector employee's. Are you getting the benefits you deserve?
  • Top 5 Careers in the DMV and the Skills Required
    Have you ever thought about which careers are considered the best to have? This list will show you the top five careers in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia metro area (DMV) and the skills required for each.
  • 5 Things to Do When You're Waiting to Hear Back from a Hiring Manager
    You've just finished an interview for a job you're hoping to get. Now it's time to play the waiting game. While you're waiting, put your time to productive use. Here are five proactive things you can do.