Month: December 2018

3 Best Responses to “What are Your Salary Expectations?” (and why they work)

Salary expectation questions are asked in almost every job interview. It is definitely a sign you a interviewing well when the ask, “What are your salary expectations?”. However, you should never be the first to give a number because it...

/ December 19, 2018

How I Doubled My Salary: A Real Life Salary Negotiation

Location: Remote Position: Senior Software Engineer Previous salary: $90k Negotiated salary: $180k + $30k bonus I was working at a company as a defense contractor for several months making $90,000. A founder of a startup reached out to me to share a new role...

/ December 14, 2018

How to Negotiate Salary Every Time (and why it matters)

You likely have taken several job offers throughout your career, but how many times did you negotiated a higher salary before accepting the offer? If you’re thinking “never,” you’re not the only one. Negotiating is tough, and how much more...

/ December 13, 2018

Do This Before Discussing Salary (and you’ll increase your odds)

Here are some steps to take before starting negotiations to increase your chance of success. Ask for Manager’s Feedback Early Before mentioning the idea of a raise, you’ll want to confirm how the company sees your job performance. Ask your manager for...

/ December 8, 2018

What Companies Think When You Negotiate Salary

When a candidate accepts a job offer the employer must decide if they are willing to negotiate. Employers approach negotiations similarly for both candidates and current employees. Knowing how companies evaluate your request will increase your chance of success. Employers...

/ December 8, 2018

List of States that Banned Salary History Questions

A current list of states and that have banned pay history questions   State and local governments continue to adopt laws and regulations that prohibit employers from soliciting salary history details from candidates. The goal of the laws is to...

/ December 6, 2018

Top 6 Salary Calculators

During interviews, it is critical to know your worth. There is tons of advice for determining your value, but it the best tactic is to research the average compensation for roles with similar experience, location and skills. Here are six...

/ December 6, 2018