salary

can I reopen negotiations on a job offer I already accepted?

A reader writes: I accepted a job offer recently but have since learned that I will not be paid or compensated for overtime. The job is $45k plus $4k in bonus annually (if earned). This is the first big job I’ve had and feel like I missed an opportunity to negotiate the salary because I didn’t […]

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I feel insulted by my raise — and I let my boss know it

A reader writes: Last month, I had my first performance review at my first job out of college. Despite overwhelmingly positive feedback (98/100 points) and that fact that the company boasted their “best year to date,” I got a pretty abysmal raise of just 0.5%. But the worst part was the way my manager conveyed […]

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salary negotiation mistakes that are costing you money

Salary negotiations are one of the most nerve-wracking parts of job-hunting – and because of that, people often make mistakes that end up costing them big money down the road. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about five salary negotiation mistakes to avoid in order to maximize how much money ends up in […]

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how to negotiate a 50% increase in salary

A reader writes: When I last moved jobs, I went from being a big fish in a little business to an “experienced professional” non-managerial role in a corporate environment, and I read a lot of your salary negotiation advice to prepare for what I knew would be a way more formal interview process than I’d […]

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is a higher-paying job worth extra stress?

A reader writes: I’m an executive assistant for a medium size nonprofit organization. I absolutely love my job, the organization, and my boss. Like most nonprofits, the salary is on the low side. Currently I am at $40,000 a year but usually I receive a few enhancements, making my salary closer to $43,000 a year. […]

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