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College Grads Looking to Negotiate Salary? Try & Try Again

job oppsIf you’re a recent college grad and you’re looking to negotiate, by all means go for it. As for the reality?

According to Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, there’s as much flexibility in an entry-level salary “as there is in getting your professor to get your final grade from a B to an A.” Read more

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How to Handle a Shady Job Offer

moneyPicture it. You’re extended a part-time offer for a job thinking it’s going to become a full-time position. So, you work diligently and expect the offer and just like that, it arrives.

The only catch? It’s $10,000 less than the original offer before you joined as a part-timer. What should you do? The employer says there may be potential bonuses but nothing’s confirmed. Were they really honest? Can you renegotiate?  Read more

Three Ways to Negotiate a Better Salary

moneyYou feel it, right? You know when it’s coming. You aced a few interview and ta-da! You finally get that coveted call from the recruiter with an offer.

Here comes the fun part. Negotiations!

According to a piece in Harvard Business Review, there are a few negotiating to keep in mind. Read more

Five Factors to Consider Before Accepting a New Job

roadWe all have a mental checklist. Let’s face it, if one of the reasons why you’re resigning is a horrible boss, you’re probably looking for a much better one in your new role.

Although priorities are all a personal preference, on the whole there are some universal truths about decisive factors that connect all of us to a new job. In particular when you evaluate more than one offer simultaneously and decide with path to pursue, Jada A. Graves offers insight on the topic in her U.S. News & World Report piece.

1. The big picture. Are you jumping ship to land onto a sinking one or is the next job opportunity a long-term one with growth potential? Is this specific job going to move you toward your goals or is it a hiccup and minor detour? If it is a detour, what are some of its benefits? Just some food for thought. Read more

New Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Job Seekers Do Not Negotiate First Offers

If you’re looking for a job (and hey, even if you’re not), here’s important information to  keep on the brain.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 49 percent of people searching for jobs do not negotiate their offers at first. They simply accept the first offer communicated to them.

But wait, it gets better. They don’t negotiate and yet 45 percent of employers are actually willing to negotiate! Think about all of the money left on the table. Hmmmph. Read more

Four Things to Negotiate Other Than Salary

Let’s face it: When you get that coveted job offer, salary is typically one of the most important items on your list.

“Show me the money!” you exclaim in your head as you hear the verbal offer being extended.

Well, there are several other things your employer can provide in addition to salary. If you focus on negotiating the salary as the numero uno priority and you’re not getting anywhere, there are other areas where employers may offer more flexibility.

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Five Ways to Negotiate a Job Offer

Congrats! You’ve just gotten a job offer and endured countless interviews and now you’re ready to leap at the offer.

Not so fast! Before you accept it point blank, it’s important to negotiate and avoid some major blunders. As pointed out in a piece on US News & World Report, for starters, do some research. Although surfing various salary websites may seem like you’re grasping valuable information, sites may be unreliable. Some job titles they include may represent a large spectrum of responsibilities and not to mention, geographic regions across the country. The best way to know what the going rate is? Talk to people within media.

Next up, be sure to talk about salary within the confines of salary. In the piece, Alison Green writes, “Salary conversations should be solely about your value to the company, not about your own finances. Employers don’t pay people based on financial need, so don’t cite your mortgage or your kid’s college tuition as a reason you’re asking for more money.”

As you evaluate the whole package, don’t overlook other components such as health benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. Salary alone shouldn’t be the sole determining negotiation factor; although these items may be less negotiable, they factor into the big picture of your offer as a whole. In addition, flexible work arrangements may be key, too and cut down on commuting costs and time.

One often overlooked piece to the job offer is a blatant one: Negotiating. “Whatever you do, negotiate,” writes Green. As soon as you accept the initial offer you’re given, it’s game over. You’ll never know what might have been! Before you begin, the answer’s automatically no so you might as well try to aim a little higher.

Lastly, find out the deadline. Asking for too long of a timeframe is a major faux pas but it’s common to ask for a few days to ponder it or at least think about it over a weekend. Whatever you do, don’t rush it. Ask questions, get answers, and then make an informed decision.