salary

how should I ask candidates their salary expectations?

A reader writes: I work in HR and am somewhat new to the field, with less than 3 years experience. Part of my job is managing recruitment at my company. When I receive a promising resume, I will email the candidate to arrange a phone interview. In that first email, I ask, “What are your […]

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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A reader writes: My job offer was rescinded after I sent an email attempting to negotiate the base salary to $3,000 plus what was originally offered.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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