• 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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...
  • How to Negotiate the Contract You Want before Starting a New Job
    By the time I get to the last round of interviews for a job I am usually so exhausted and convinced that they want someone else that negotiating a contract is not even on my radar. I can remember saying, “Yes,” before my last employer even finished her sentence about what my salary would be. I di...
  • Negotiate Your Dream Offer with These 6 Tips
    Your success in obtaining the job of your dreams will be realized in large part by showing that you and your employer are indeed joined at the hip in a journey toward mutual success. Your pitch is essentially “help me help you.” Toward that end, negotiate your dream offer with 6 these tips in mind.
  • 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 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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.
  • 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...
  • What You Need to Know about Job Relocation Packages
    Has your company offered you an exciting opportunity for advancement in a new city? Or, perhaps you’re being recruited for your dream job in a neighboring state? Regardless of the circumstances, before you accept a new position which requires you to pack up everything and move, there are some imp...
  • Looking For a Job With Baby on Board: 7 Steps to Success
    Searching for a job with a baby on board can be tricky because prospective employers don’t know yet that you’re an outstanding team player. Here are seven steps to take as you look to reenter the workforce or look for a new job.
  • 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?
  • 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...