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The Least Affordable Cities For Workers?

The Least Affordable Cities For Workers?

By Matthew Tarpey Most experts agree that about one-third of your salary should go toward paying rent. Unfortunately, in some cities that's a tough goal to achieve. Using data from Economic Modeling Specialists International, along with average rent costs provided by numbeo.com, we've determined how many hours... Read More »

How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

You apply for a job: "What are your salary requirements?" Gulp. You're offered a job: "Is the salary acceptable?" Gulp. You want a raise: "Well, how much do you want?" Gulp. Read More »

America's Fastest-Growing Job Pays Poorly

America's Fastest-Growing Job Pays Poorly

By Annalyn Kurtz The fastest growing job in America pays poorly. Meet home health care aides. These nearly 2 million (mostly minorities and women) workers do everything from prepare meals and clean homes, to bathe and change bedpans for elderly and disabled patients. Read More »

Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

By Vickie Elmer Picture the payday ahead: A 10 percent pay raise plus three extra vacation days. If you want this to be more than wishful thinking, pull out your goals and get your game on for the performance review and raise season that's just ahead. Most companies hand out merit raises after the first of... Read More »

Low-Paying Jobs Are Here To Stay

Low-Paying Jobs Are Here To Stay

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Stuck in a job with lousy pay? Better get used to it. Some 28 percent of workers are expected to hold low-wage jobs in 2020, roughly the same percentage as in 2010, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute. Read More »

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs. Read More »

How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

By Steph Auteri One of the big challenges of launching your career as a freelancer is figuring out how much to charge – and convincing potential clients you're worth that amount. Do you start at $15/hour? $25/hour? $50/hour? What if you overprice your services and the client balks? Read More »

Jobs In Retail: Cashiers -- Who's Hiring, What They Pay & More

Jobs In Retail: Cashiers -- Who's Hiring, What They Pay & More

Looking for jobs in retail? Want to try your hand as a cashier? We looked into some well-known retailers to find cashier jobs open right now and share with you what it's like to work there from current cashiers at these companies along with what you can expect to earn. Check out these five companies hiring... Read More »

Don't Put the Free In Freelancing

Don't Put the Free In Freelancing

With industries continuing cutbacks and layoffs, many folks have begun to freelance or consult on the side, or taken on freelance work in addition to their regular job, in order to make some extra dough during these tough times. According to Wikipedia, "a freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is a... Read More »

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