salary

how to determine what salary to ask for

One of the posts I link people to most often is a post I wrote for U.S. News & World Report back in 2011 about how to determine what salary to ask for. It’s not an easy question but it’s one you need an answer to, especially since so many online applications these days won’t even […]

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employer pulled the job offer after I tried to negotiate

A reader writes: My job offer was rescinded after I sent an email attempting to negotiate the base salary to $3,000 plus what was originally offered. I was horrified after receiving the employer’s initial response withdrawing the offer. Such a situation is rarely talked about in internet job articles (I read yours on this matter […]

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when a candidate asks for more money a week after accepting an offer

A reader writes: We have an opening on my team and we recently interviewed an individual with three years’ experience. He immediately accepted what I consider a very competitive offer, which was 22% more than his current, advertised, civil-service salary. One week later, he wrote back and stated, “I am extremely excited to join the […]

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can you negotiate salary even if the job ad listed a set number?

This came up in the comments last week, and I thought it was worth addressing it as its own post: Can you negotiate salary for roles where there’s a set number listed as the wage/salary – e.g., “$20/hr, 15 hours/week” (or whatever). I’ve seen that and felt weird about the idea of saying, “Actually, can you […]

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5 ways employers discourage you from negotiating salary

While every job seeker looks forward to getting a phone call with a job offer, few candidates look forward to negotiating salary. Employers know that, and they’ve often developed ways of operating that – intentionally or unintentionally – discourage job seekers from assertively negotiating. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about five things […]

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want a raise? here’s how to get one

Want more money? Me too! Let’s all get more money. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about how to ask for a raise — including when to ask, how to say it, and how to know how much to ask for. You can read it here.

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