All posts by Will Rubio

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 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

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

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Advice from 8 Managers

“Be prepared before making that step and know exactly what it is that you are asking for and why you are asking for it. Take documentation to substantiate what you are asking for and approach it as more of a...

/ November 25, 2018

Salary Negotiation 101: How to Ask For the Salary You Deserve

I’ve made every mistake in the job search process… I once misspelled my name on hundreds of resumes sent to potential employers (true story!).  Knowing when to ask and what to say in terms of salary should never be a mistake...

/ November 21, 2018

Brag, Borrow, and Steal – Explaining Past Job Performance

The most common statement to get any interview started begins with 4 magical words.  “Tell me about yourself.”  Within 10 seconds, studies show most interviewers have already decided how they feel about you.  Then, they spend the whole interview either...

/ November 21, 2018

How to Explain Job Gaps

It’s probably the most awkward, squirm-inducing question you can be asked while on a job interview. You know it’s coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. “I noticed you had some gaps in employment. What were you doing during that...

/ November 21, 2018

Sell Yourself: 10 Ways to Win a Salary Negotiation

10 Ways to Win a Salary Negotiation Do you want 8% raises twice a year, instead of 3% raises once a year? The war for candidates has never been stronger, unemployment stands at 3.7 % — a ten year low...

/ November 20, 2018