salary

should recruiters tell you up-front what a job pays?

A reader writes: How common is it for recruiters to disclose salary range for positions when they reach out to you? I’ve heard colleagues who have professions that are highly technical and in demand talk about how recruiters have disclosed salary ranges to them for the openings they are recruiting for. This has helped my […]

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another salary negotiation success story

A reader writes: I just wanted to share a my recent success story with you. I started an admin role about nine months ago, thinking that it would be an in to a field I was interested in. I quickly learned that I not only find admin work mind-numbingly boring, I’m also not very good […]

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share your salary negotiation success stories

In response to last week’s salary negotiation success story, people asked for more salary success stories. So: In the comments, share your stories of successfully asking for and getting more money, either as part of a job offer or when asking for a raise. Be as specific as possible — what did you say, how […]

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should you tell your coworkers how much money you earn?

When was the last time you talked with colleagues about how much money you earn? If you’re like most people, your answer is “never.” As a society, we’re incredibly weird about talking about how much we earn. It feels gauche or intrusive to ask other people what they make, and a lot of us feel […]

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if you’re having trouble sorting the salary spreadsheet…

If you’re having trouble sorting the spreadsheet of people’s salary data: Your link may have defaulted to a /htmlview view. Try removing “htmlview” from the URL in your browser, and that seems to be fixing it for people. If that doesn’t work, try removing “htmlview” and adding “edit#” there instead. Still stuck? Copy the link, remove the […]

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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 can get weird when you ask them directly. In 2014 and 2017, in an effort to take some of the mystery out of salaries, I ran posts asking […]

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should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

A reader writes: I changed jobs recently — my new company is a big, multinational organization comprised of lots of divisions. I recently had a conversation with a friend in a comparable role (in an entirely different division of my company), who asked to meet up to discuss salary. He has been at our company […]

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