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Okay, you’re ready.  You’ve done your research, you’ve prepared arguments for why you deserve to be paid a higher compensation and you’ve come up with a salary figure that you’d like to negotiate for.  Excellent.  But, now other questions come to mind.   Questions like are there things that can be done during the actual negotiation …

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So, you’ve done some information gathering and have an idea now of a salary figure that you’d like to shoot for.  Now comes the third and final step in preparing for the negotiation: preparing your case for why you deserve to be paid a higher compensation.

As mentioned, it’s important to not simply negotiate for negotiation’s …

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There are many factors that play into a successful salary and benefit negotiation: keeping a positive attitude, keeping your emotions in check, avoiding the mentioning of personal stakes, to name just a few.  But, no factor is more important than preparation.  Preparation of state of mind, yes.  But, more importantly: preparation in the form of …

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Before you begin mentally preparing for a discussion on your compensation, it is essential that you first understand what exactly your new employer is offering in his or her initial job proposal.  Salary typically takes a front seat in a job seeker’s mind.  It’s the first thing that’s considered when discussing the subject of compensation …

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Like many things in life, timing is everything, and salary and benefit negotiations are no exception.  Let’s begin with a golden rule that many job seekers undoubtedly know, but which deserves repeating: in the interview process, you as the job seeker should never mention the topic of salary until either you get an offer or …

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It’s unfortunate, but it’s a reality: not every salary and benefit negotiation will end with you getting everything you ask for.  It may be that you’re in an extremely competitive marketplace and your potential new employer knows they have the advantage.  Or it may be that your new employer just does not have it in …

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Assuming that you’d like to negotiate for better compensation, once you’ve figured out what on average your position pays and, in turn, how the company pays, you can move on to the logical third piece of the equation: namely, what salary figure to ask for.

Here’s a good rule of thumb when considering what kind of …

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Let’s look at some reasons why you should update your resume today. Simple updates to your resume are stress-free. These updates would include: a new email address, number, or address. Adding your credentials for an award, or a new degree is pretty easy to do. Some updates are not so easy …

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Congratulations!  You’ve interviewed with a company and you’ve done well.  So well in fact that the company wants to offer you a position and have even described a salary and benefit package that they would like you to begin at.  Great job!  Except wait, a question arises – namely, how do you respond politely to …

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