Career Guidance: Salary & Benefits

Career Guidance: Salary & Benefits

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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: I've been unemployed for over six months, and finally got a new job offer that I want to accept. But the salary is a lot less than what I used to make, as well as what the job market says I'm worth. I'd really like to try some salary negotiation so that my pay is more in line with my experience, but I don't know how to do this – or what the consequences might be.More
Negotiation Quiz
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
When you want a raise or promotion , a new computer system, a vacation during a very busy month , or a company-paid MBA , do you:More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
"The first time I decided to leave my job, the main reason was to get a higher salary ," says a New York web developer. "But then my company entered into a negotiation and made me a counteroffer of more money , which prompted me to stay. When I decided to leave that job for the second time, however, having a better work environment was more important to me than a higher salary.More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Jan has been job hunting for several months , ever since a bank merger resulted in her getting laid off . Recently she received a job offer from a tech firm, and she really likes the job description, the people, the corporate culture and the opportunities for growth. The only problem is the salary. The company is offering $12,000 less than she thinks she deserves.More
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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: I'm in my early 40's. I spent the first few years of my career in various technical positions and eventually, through job changes, progressed to middle management. While nothing is wrong with my current job, and in this economy I feel lucky to be employed, I have absolutely no opportunity for advancement .More
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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: When discussing salary during a job interview , how do I avoid giving a specific dollar amount before my potential employer does? I don't want to seem difficult, but I prefer and prefer not to lock myself into a lower salary range than the company had intended.More
By: Sarah E. Needleman
Many employers are planning to reinstate salary increases in 2010, but some compensation experts say base salaries are unlikely to return to pre-recession levels anytime soon. Of 555 large U.S.More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: I've got a problem that I feel very lucky to have, especially in today's job market . I've been offered two good jobs , both of which have their pros and cons. I've gone over all the issues involved, and just can't decide which job I should take .More