salary

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A reader writes: My job offer was rescinded after I sent an email attempting to negotiate the base salary to $3,000 plus what was originally offered.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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what to do if you’re turned down for a raise or promotion

So you put together a compelling case for a raise or promotion, pitched it to your manager, and got turned down. What are you supposed to do next? At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about your first next steps (none of which involve quitting in a huff or putting magical curses on […]

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should I worry that I’m being overpaid?

A reader writes: I hesitate to ask this question because it reminds my girlfriend who complains about being too skinny (and I just want to deck her), but here goes: I started working for a for-profit corporation after years of working for nonprofits. My current salary at the for-profit was already a significant raise from […]

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