Career Guidance: Salary & Benefits

Career Guidance: Salary & Benefits

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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Most workers think of negotiating as a win/lose proposition that requires fighting for what they want , followed by ultimately beating or losing to their opponents. In reality, however, a successful negotiation is a communication process , where both parties strive for a mutually acceptable result.More
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By: Ruth Mantell
Karen Chopra knows all about the dangers of "first-offer-itis." It's a condition in which job seekers itch to take the first position they are offered , said the Washington, D.C.-based career counselor. And in this time of high unemployment, more people are inclined to do just that.More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Suppose a potential employer gives you a low-ball salary offer , but then ups the ante when you decline. Should you refuse the new job because anyone who offers less than what you're worth initially is probably a long-term Scrooge?More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Have you ever been made a counteroffer by your current company to keep you from moving to a new job ? What did you do? Take the money and be glad to get it? Wonder why you had to "leave" to generate some financial appreciation?More
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By: Tony Lee
Less than a year after becoming office manager of a testing firm in Chicago, Linda Sullivan was ready to quit. She believed her marketing skills were being wasted in an administrative position, and she felt underpaid to boot.More