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Posted October 18, 2013 by

7 Things Never to Say When Asking for a Raise

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

Oh, you want a raise? Congratulations, you’re now in an elite group of American workers known informally as EVERYBODY!

Seriously though, let’s get into a little tough love for a minute. We know you want a raise, but have you really stopped to think about whether or not you deserve one? What’s more, have you gone over what you’re going to tell your boss when he/she asks why you deserve more money? Too many employees haven’t, and as a result are disappointed when they’re denied.

Believe me, we want you to negotiate and get more money. We’re Salary.com so that’s pretty much why we’re here. But convincing an employer to give you a raise is all predicated on showing them you’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty, and making sure they believe you’ll continue to do so in the future. It’s about exceeding expectations, not just meeting them. So with that mind, here are seven reasons you should NEVER give your boss when asking for more money. (more…)

Posted June 19, 2013 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Have You Heard These 7 Statements Relative to the Real World?

As entry level job seekers entering the real world, college students and recent graduates will likely be told many things.  However, they may not all necessarily be true, according to the following post.

American college students have been trained from an alarmingly young age to believe that as long as they show up, they should be rewarded. And that is lulling them into a false sense of security. After all, simply being there isn’t the same as contributing, and participating isn’t the same as succeeding

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The Truth Hurts: 7 Lies You’ve Been Told About the “Real World”