Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome.
So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Read More »
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.
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By Brian O'Connell
When it comes to knocking a job performance review out of the park, it pays to be aggressive and to be your own public relations director.
It's an uphill climb for U.S. workers, who increasingly see job performance reviews as a useless exercise, and one that doesn't necessarily... Read More »
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 »
What is your No. 1 tip for asking for a raise from your boss?
-- Cormac J., Columbus, OH
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a... Read More »
By Lydia Dishman
As we leave the New Years celebrations behind, we may find ourselves forgetting our career resolutions along with the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. Maybe it would help us to hear what other people are planning to do for their jobs in 2012. Read More »
Anyone employed in the pharmaceutical industry knows it's been a tough few years for large drug companies. With few new blockbuster drugs coming down the pipeline and patents expiring on the current crop of profitable ones, many well-known drugmakers have taken strong medicine to cut expenses, including... Read More »
There are a lot of arguments out there for why teachers' salaries should be higher or lower. But the Bible must be a new one. Shadrack McGill, a first-term Republican state senator in Alabama, made the case at a prayer breakfast Monday that teachers shouldn't get a raise, because then they'd be drawn to the... Read More »
By Debra Wheatman
How much do you want to earn? Would you like to make $700K per year with one month of paid vacation and full medical, dental, and vision benefits? I know a lot of people who would!
Even though the economy is not a robust as it once was, there are many professionals who bring tremendous... Read More »
Despite the weak economic recovery, workers are likely to see a pay raise next year -- though a modest one -- a new survey of employers suggests. Employees can expect, on average, base pay to rise 3 percent next year, according to the 2011/2012 U.S. Compensation Planning Survey, released this week by Mercer, a... Read More »
Raises are back, and what a difference a year makes in how employers view their manpower needs. In fact, if your employer sees you as valuable and at risk of leaving, you could receive up to a 200 percent raise, reports Virginia Backaitis in the New York Post. Read More »
If you think you can get a promotion or a raise in this economy -- when you should be grateful just to get a paycheck, let alone a bigger one -- you just might be right. Your dreams of career advancement, higher pay, more fulfilling responsibilities and yes, that feeling of accomplishment, respect and elevated... Read More »
There's no way around it: This news is going to make a lot of readers angry. There are major hiring wars going on, along with giant companies giving nearly 20 percent raises to their entire staff -- in India. They're doing this in order to have enough employees to handle the myriad jobs outsourced from the... Read More »
By Sara Eckel
You work hard-meeting deadlines, delivering results, showing up on time. And yet, each year when raise time comes around you get the same old measly 1 or 2 percent, if that. Meanwhile, certain co-workers stroll out of their review meetings with big, Cheshire Cat grins.
Why do some people get a fat,... Read More »
Ever since the economy went south last fall, workers have considered themselves lucky just to have jobs. Complaints about annoying co-workers or boring meetings have been followed by, "Well, at least I've got a job to complain about."
That sentiment isn't misguided, but it also leaves workers vulnerable to... Read More »