salary

ask the readers: how to refuse to share your salary history

A reader writes: I wondered if readers could share stories about successfully refusing to share their salary history. It’s advice I hear all the time, and that makes sense, but having just been hired by a sizable corporation, it’s hard for me to imagine getting companies to go against their own policies. Aside from simply […]

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why your boss won’t give you a raise

If you’re wondering why you can’t seem to get a raise, it’s worth looking at why your salary hasn’t been raised. In many cases, understanding why your paycheck has stagnated can help you figure out the path to increasing it. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the most common reasons I see […]

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when no one gives you an opening to negotiate salary

A reader writes: I’ve been working at my current company for about nine months. I applied for a different internal position at my workplace. The HR department’s last response to me was that they were still deciding and would get back to me, because they had taken longer than they had originally expected to decide. […]

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how much money do you make?

It’s hard to get real-world information about  what jobs pay, especially tailored to a particular industry or geographic region. Online salary websites are often inaccurate, and people get weird when you ask them directly. Two years ago, in an effort to take some of the mystery out of salaries, I ran a post asking people to share […]

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why did this company lead me on about salary?

A reader writes: I recently had a bizarre interview experience and was hoping you may be able to provide some clarity to the situation. I applied for a job that’s the same title as the one I currently hold, but at another company that’s similar in many ways to one I’m currently working at. I […]

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