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  • 10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

    10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

    By Alison Green Wondering what's running through your interviewer's mind? Here are 10 things your interviewer might be thinking-but probably won't tell you: Continue Reading

  • Salary Negotiations: 10 Tips To A Better Offer

    Salary Negotiations: 10 Tips To A Better Offer

    By Alison Green Not much makes job-seekers more anxious than negotiating-or even discussing-salary. After all, you might ask for too much, ask for too little, or otherwise sabotage your own chances of getting the best possible salary. Negotiation will go more smoothly if you know what landmines to avoid. Continue Reading

  • How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

    How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

    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... Continue Reading

  • Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

    Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

    Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay. The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Continue Reading

  • CEO Pay Is 380 Times Average Worker's, Says AFL-CIO

    CEO Pay Is 380 Times Average Worker's, Says AFL-CIO

    By Jennifer Liberto WASHINGTON -- Chief executives at some of the nation's largest companies earned an average of $12.9 million in total pay last year -- 380 times more than a typical American worker, according to the AFL-CIO. Average CEO pay rose 14 percent compared to 2010, when they earned $11.4... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

    Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

    One thing many U.S. workers were conditioned to accept during the recent recession was stagnant wages. But with the economy rebounding, more workers than not say they expect a raise this year, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com. And they might not be deluded. Earlier this year, another survey... Continue Reading

  • Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

    Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

    By Alan Fram WASHINGTON -- Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall. Lawmakers were... Continue Reading

  • Drugmaker Eli Lilly Eliminates 2012 Pay Raises In Cost-Cutting Move

    Drugmaker Eli Lilly Eliminates 2012 Pay Raises In Cost-Cutting Move

    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... Continue Reading

  • How To Ask For And Give A Raise [Infographic]

    How To Ask For And Give A Raise [Infographic]

    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... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Incomes Surge 0.5% In December, Though Consumer Spending Was Flat

    U.S. Incomes Surge 0.5% In December, Though Consumer Spending Was Flat

    By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- Americans' income rose in December by the most in nine months, a hopeful sign for the economy after a year of weak wage gains. But consumers didn't spend any more than they had in November. Instead, they ended up saving all their additional income. Economists noted that... Continue Reading

  • Why Is Investment Income Taxed Less Than Wages?

    Why Is Investment Income Taxed Less Than Wages?

    By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why do Mitt Romney and other wealthy investors pay lower taxes on the income they make from investments than they would if they earned their millions from wages? Because Congress, through the tax code, has long treated investment more favorably than labor, seeing it... Continue Reading

  • Most Americans Think Teachers Are Underpaid

    Most Americans Think Teachers Are Underpaid

    Maybe it's because your mom's one, or your Aunt Suzie, or your Brother Jim. Maybe it's because you've had your life touched, or moved, or shaken by a few of them. Whatever the reason, people care about teachers, and how much they make. When AOL Jobs wrote of a report that claimed teachers were overpaid, our... Continue Reading

  • CEO John Hammergren: Earning $150 Million Under The Radar

    CEO John Hammergren: Earning $150 Million Under The Radar

    The recent recession and ongoing sluggish economy have contributed mightily to ongoing debate about the divide between rich and poor. Growing wage inequality is one of the drivers behind the recent Occupy Wall Street protests that spread across the country and the world. The richest of the rich have been... Continue Reading

  • Taking A Pay Cut: Is It Worth It?

    Taking A Pay Cut: Is It Worth It?

    By Calli Tapler In the boom times, taking a pay reduction was pretty much unthinkable. You worked hard and did well so you got a raise or a better job that paid more money. A decrease in salary was seen negatively, as if you'd done something wrong in your career. Continue Reading

  • How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

    How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

    It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Continue Reading

  • Race And Gender Have Huge Impact On Income, But Not As Much As Education

    Race And Gender Have Huge Impact On Income, But Not As Much As Education

    A report from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms once again that higher degrees really are worth the heavy cost, when it comes to the boost it gives your lifetime earnings. Your level of education has more of an effect on your salary than your race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, English-speaking ability or... Continue Reading

  • Newborn On Nigeria Payroll, Earning $150 A Month

    Newborn On Nigeria Payroll, Earning $150 A Month

    By Yinka Ibukun LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A newborn baby in Nigeria got added to a government payroll, earning about $150 a month for the last two or three years, a discovery indicative of the widespread corruption starving the oil-rich West African nation of much needed funds, authorities said Friday. The... Continue Reading

  • Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

    Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

    The debate over federal employee pay is an old and always fiery one. Every year, the Federal Salary Council comes out with a report that states that federal workers receive significantly less pay compared to private workers in similar jobs. Then conservative think tanks strike back with their own analyses,... Continue Reading

  • Artists Make More Than Average Workers

    Artists Make More Than Average Workers

    They are usually their own boss, and they make more than the median worker. But the catch of making it in this industry is that you have to be talented. The arts, whose workers, according to a new research paper put out by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), have a median salary of $43,000, which is... Continue Reading

  • 401(k) Matches Restored By 75 Percent Of Companies

    401(k) Matches Restored By 75 Percent Of Companies

    By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Most of the companies that either suspended or reduced their 401(k) matches during the economic downturn have reinstated them, business consultant Towers Watson said in a study released Wednesday. An analysis of 260 mid- to large-sized companies shows that 75 percent... Continue Reading

  • Employees Who Use Macs Tend to Earn More

    Employees Who Use Macs Tend to Earn More

    Oh you know the type. The business professional who's a walking advertisement for Apple Inc. He'd rather be caught being driven to the office by his mother than using Windows XP. Well, it turns out, even if he's rushing to spend his paycheck on the latest iPhone, he's probably still left with more money than... Continue Reading

  • How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

    How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

    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... Continue Reading

  • Buying Generic Products Instead Of Brand Names Can Lead To Less Pay

    Buying Generic Products Instead Of Brand Names Can Lead To Less Pay

    Thriftiness is a great virtue today for most Americans, 42 percent of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Brand names are an excess fat that many cut first, opting instead for supermarket generics or dollar store fare. But choosing generic products to improve your finances might actually be self-defeating.... Continue Reading

  • How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

    How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

    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... Continue Reading

  • The Gender Wage Gap: A Historical Perspective [Infographic]

    The Gender Wage Gap: A Historical Perspective [Infographic]

    Last week, Western Sugar Cooperative in Denver agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a claim that it discriminated against its female employees. As reported by The Associated Press, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission said that the sugar processor denied women training, promotions and year-round... Continue Reading

  • Employee Can Keep $27,000 Overpayment, Court Says

    Employee Can Keep $27,000 Overpayment, Court Says

    Workers who get overpaid because of an accounting error usually find they have to pay the money back. But in Australia, a court has ruled that an employee of a recruiting company can keep about $27,000 paid to her in error because the overpayment prevented her from getting unemployment payments. Continue Reading

  • 8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

    8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage is about to get a little better. Or at least in eight states which have announced plans to increase the state minimum wage. The states include Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida and Vermont. The first five have already announced the specifics of the minimum wage... Continue Reading

  • Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

    Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

    Here's what real people from across the country earn in industries far and wide. See how your paycheck matches up – or maybe get some ideas for your dream job. Continue Reading

  • THE Question You MUST Get Right in the Interview!

    THE Question You MUST Get Right in the Interview!

    By Skip Freeman As discussed in a previous blog (Winning the Face-to-Face Interview by "leading the Witness"), in an interview you actually have much more power than you might think. Still, during the course of the typical job interview, either on the telephone or face-to-face, you can expect to be asked a... Continue Reading