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Posted June 26, 2015 by

Negotiate your Salary Like A (and With the) Boss

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Most people shy away from confrontation with good reason. But avoiding confrontation doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate your salary like a boss. Here are the 6 main negotiation strategies for maximizing your salary without being disagreeable.

1. Don’t reveal your target salary too soon. Avoid disclosing your salary expectations until you know you’re a finalist for the job. Delaying the answer without upsetting your potential employer requires timing and diplomacy. To put off answering the salary expectation question, you’ll need your own personalized statement explaining your reasons. Practice this phrase so it sounds natural and friendly. It may save you thousands. Your employer should make the first offer salvo. (more…)

Posted March 17, 2015 by

Women Salary Negotiation Tips – Never Falter

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Man gives girl money. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Someone tells you that women don’t earn as much as men do and you get all fumed up ready to place your wrath onto all employers and the paternalistic ways of the society. Agreed, being a woman is difficult and there are many reasons why they may fail to climb up the ladder in their respective careers. It may be because of domestic responsibilities, it may be because of discrimination, or it may be a result of another reason that isn’t in the hands of the working women. However, have you considered why the outcome could be a result of women’s own mistake? (more…)

Posted August 28, 2014 by

College Graduates, Considering New Jobs? 7 Ways to Plan Ahead

For college graduates interested in finding new jobs, the following post shares seven ways to get a head start.

These days, gold watches and pensions can be filed under “career fairy tales.” Quite on the contrary, just surviving a round or two of layoffs is considered a happy ending. In a tough economy and an increasingly competitive job market, it may feel like you should always be planning your next

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

Grads, Think You’ll Be Able to Negotiate Salaries for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Get Your Hopes Too High

New college graduates who believe they will be able to negotiate salaries for their entry level jobs may want to think again.  Learn why in the following post.

It’s not unusual for large companies to hire a “class” of brand new college grads for a fixed number of entry-level positions for which the salary has already been set. Why is that? Because most entry-level positions are…

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Posted April 21, 2014 by

Want a Salary Increase on Recent College Graduate Jobs? How to Get the Money You Believe You Have Earned

For employees on recent college graduate jobs looking for a raise, the following post offers tips to help them negotiate for the salary increase they feel they have earned.

Asking for a pay raise from a manager is never easy, partly because it’s hard finding the right words and partly because it’s hard to gauge what the right amount to ask for is without under- or over-selling yourself. But unless you review how much you’re getting paid, you’ll never be

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Posted April 21, 2014 by

Is Freelancing One of the Jobs for Recent College Graduates You’re Considering? Create Credibility and Make Money with These 5 Tips

If freelancing is one of the jobs for recent college graduates you are thinking about, the following post has five tips that could help you build credibility and support yourself.

Ah, the wonderful world of freelancing. Unlike a 9-to-5 job, you can work from home, set your own schedule and give yourself a raise whenever you darn well please. But there’s just one problem. First you have to land clients — and a lot of them — to live the freelance dream. Whether you’re just dipping your

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Why Your Resume for an Entry Level Job is Falling Short of Interest

If you are wondering why your resume for an entry level job is not drawing responses from recruiters and employers, the following post offers one very good reason.

We hear it all the time… “The economy still sucks. I’ve sent 50 applications and haven’t gotten one call.” In many industries and some locations in the US, it is true: the economy still sucks. However, the cold-hard truth is that if you’ve sent 50+ applications and have generated no interest in you as a potential employee…

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Can Working Too Hard on Your Entry Level Job Hurt Your Career?

While you want to make a good impression on your entry level job, working too hard actually might not be the best thing for your career.  Learn more in the following post.

Did you know that getting promoted is your company’s way of saying, “We’re betting on your future potential and your increased value as an employee and contributor to the company”? But before you can secure your promotion and big fat raise, a few things need to happen. You need to understand

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Posted February 13, 2014 by

How Much is It Worth Going to College?

The answer to this question likely depends on what you want to do and what lifestyle you want to live.  While I believe college is a worthwhile investment, the reality is that pursuing a higher education costs money and a prospective student has to decide what is best for himself or herself.  If you are considering going to college, the following infographic may help you decide if this investment is worth it. (more…)

Posted December 17, 2013 by

Looking for an Entry Level Job as a Freelancer? Watch Out for 6 Job Posting Scams

If you’re looking for an entry level job as a freelancer, be careful about the opportunities you consider.  The following post has six job posting scams to avoid.

Freelancing is a great way to fine-tune your professional skills and work on your own terms. As a young professional, working for yourself can offer freedom and help you earn a little (or a lot) of extra money so you can finally ditch your Ramen diet for good. It’s easy to

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