• 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 6 Hot Jobs Where Salaries Are Growing
    It's safest for those workers just starting out or those looking to switch careers to choose an industry that's poised to boom. Here are six areas of the workforce where professionals will be in hot demand in the next decade—meaning you can also expect salaries will grow in order to attract and r...
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • 5 Nontraditional Things It's OK to Negotiate In Your Job Offer
    You have one more potential hurdle to cross before you accept your job offer—negotiating your compensation package. Salary is clearly the big-ticket item people focus on. You shouldn't dismiss this figure, but keep in mind there are other valuable perks you can pursue. Here’s what you should be n...
  • 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?
  • 10 Common Interview Mistakes And How To Overcome Them
    It can be argued the job interview is the most critical step in the hiring process. And while some questions can be tricky, making a great first impression isn't as difficult as it might seem—if you avoid some basic interviewing mistakes.
  • Pros and Cons of Exaggerating on a Resume
    How do you make your resume stand out? These days, jobs are competitive, and you may be tempted to exaggerate on your resume. There are pros and cons to exaggerating on your resume though. Read more:
  • 7 Unusual Job Search Hacks
    Job searches can be incredibly stressful. Whether we’re burning through savings or pining for something different, our haste to end the search successfully can lead us to make some novice errors, like sending applications where we definitely don’t fit or coming across as mechanical in our interac...