Chris Tomlin

All posts by Chris Tomlin

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...

/ March 1, 2019

How I landed 12 Dream Job Interviews in 24 Hours

After a six month job search, I was having little success applying for jobs online through career sites. I decided to take a proactive approach and email recruiters and hiring managers directly to increase my chances of landing an interview....

/ January 7, 2019

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

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

7 Benefits You Should Negotiate

When negotiating salary there will be times when companies are unable to meet your salary requirement. This can be due to many factors including strict budgets and legacy employees. When base salary can’t be negotiated, ask to review the benefits package and...

/ November 25, 2018

10 Simple Email Scripts To Win a Salary Negotiation

Many candidates feel awkward about asking for a higher salary. Many say they may come off as greedy or risk losing the job offer, but also because they do not know their true market value, so this leaves them at...

/ November 23, 2018