By Alison Green
You've researched the going rate for your work, documented your accomplishments from the last year and put together a case for a salary increase, and now you're sitting across from your boss, having just uttered the words, "I'd like a raise." And you might be getting a little panicky as you... Read More »
Shouldn't it be easy to get a job if you are more than qualified -- even overqualified -- for the opportunity? If you're an experienced engineer with a Ph.D. and you're having trouble landing an entry-level engineering job, it can be tough on your morale. However, you should not be surprised when employers don't... Read More »
By Rich Jones
We can learn a lot of lessons from the hit show "Shark Tank," both as entrepreneurs and as job seekers.
Haven't seen the show? Think: a panel interview with five no-nonsense CEOs, except that you're seeking investments for your company instead of a job. If you don't know your stuff, they'll... Read More »
The gender pay gap is an enduring fact of American life. Many say that's due to the enduring responsibilities of motherhood, which lead to women taking more time off than men to care for the kids. But according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, just a year out of college, the... Read More »
Raises have been minimal, or non-existent from 2010 to 2012, according to a survey from Mercer, a New York human resources consulting firm. Most raises have been in the 2.7 percent range this year -- less than the 2012 cost of living adjustment of 3.6 percent.
Clearly, the struggling job market is enabling... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
You've been waiting for this moment ever since the interview ended. You receive a call from the company's hiring manager, who says those six magic words: "We'd like to extend an offer." You're excited, but the hard work isn't over yet. It's time to talk about salary and benefits.
While... Read More »
You look across the table and your eyes meet. You blink and then quickly look away. Was that a smile you detected? You hope so, because you were smiling, too. No, you're not on a date. You're at a job interview and it's going well. It's the second time you've met with the prospective employer and you feel like... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer.
Unfortunately, some people assume that if you're not an official "employee," you don't need to be paid. Some people may ask to "pick your brain," for a... Read More »
By Julie Steinberg
If women grew accustomed to the idea that negotiation is a part of daily life and should be embraced, they would be a lot less squeamish when it comes to big negotiations like asking for a raise or flexible working arrangement.
So says a new book, "Pushback: How Smart Women ask -- and Stand... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools -- including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries -- to keep their best people.
More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have... 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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In this tough economy we'd all like to earn a little more money. But given the fragile recovery and the throngs of Americans who still remain out of work, now may seem like a bad time to ask for a raise.
Still, many workers are long overdue for a boost in wages. Income growth has been stagnant for much of... Read More »
By Skip Freeman
It's a question that you can expect to be asked sooner rather than later during a job interview. It's a question that seems to be a "loaded" one in every sense of the word, and usually that's in fact what it is. It's a "trick" question too. It's designed to quickly and efficiently eliminate... 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 »
By Heather R. Huhman
Have you ever run across a job posting that asked you to include your "salary requirements" or "salary history"? This can be a difficult subject to approach during your job hunt, particularly if you had a high salary at your last position or have no salary history whatsoever.
For job... Read More »
We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Read More »
By Jane Porter
Money is always a tricky topic to broach with your boss. If you think you're being underpaid, finding out what you're worth and doing something about it can improve your personal bottom line.
"If you don't ask, you don't get," says Sunny Bates, author of the book, How to Earn What You're... Read More »