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5 Rules of Thumb for Negotiating a Job Offer

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If you are offered a job, be ready to negotiate. For high-paying positions, effective negotiation could mean an added $500,000 over the course of your career. For entry-level positions, effective negotiations could mean a more successful start to you career. Very few job hunters master this art, and it’s mostly because they fear that the hiring manager will withdraw the initial offer if they attempt to bargain. According to information from salary.com, 87% of employees aren’t prepared to persuade a company that they deserve more. If you want to be in that 13% who are prepared to negotiate successfully, keep … / Read more »




Five reasons new graduates don’t negotiate

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For new grads entering the workforce, negotiating their salaries is often an extremely stressful job itself. How can you ask for more when you’re applying for an entry-level position? If you lack work experience and are just happy answering questions to get your foot in the door, you won’t have a chance to bargain for a better deal, right? Nevertheless, there are ways to make a good impression – you just have to do your homework. Enter job interviews prepared; know significant information about the companies interviewing you, and be ready to answer questions with solid responses. Why don’t new … / Read more »




6 Morale-Boosting Tips for Job Seekers with Disabilities

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Navigating the realms of resumes, interviews and negotiations is exhausting for most people, but can be particularly daunting for those job seekers who have a disability. Between focusing on your disability to being overwhelmed by discussing accommodations, differently abled job seekers face a unique set of challenges most applicants (and some employers) never consider! But don’t fret! Here are some guidelines to help you stay positive, keep the employer focused on your strengths, and flourish in a rewarding career! 1. Be yourself! It sounds simple, but this is a universal first step in job seeking. Know yourself. Know what you want … / Read more »




How to negotiate your first job offer without fear and anxiety

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Negotiating your first job offer can be tough. Lack of experience usually makes candidates feel anxious and afraid that if they ask for more, they will be rejected. Since you’ve been offered the job, it should be obvious that the hiring company wants you. The interviewer will evaluate your communication abilities, as well as your expectations from the pending job offer. Just because you’re a rookie and you don’t have a lot of experience, it doesn’t mean you can’t bargain for something more. There’s no reason to be afraid or anxious when negotiating a job offer. Here are some useful … / Read more »




What is the best way to request a raise?

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Eddie at Adams State University asked: What is the appropriate way to request a raise from your employer? HI Eddie – Now that is a complicated question! There is no single approach that is appropriate for all circumstances, but I can offer a few guidelines.  Follow these and the conversation should be positive and productive, regardless of the outcome. Be Prepared If you want to ask for a raise, you had better be prepared to explain why you believe you deserve a raise. “I’ve been here for a year” is not a very strong argument.  Simply being somewhere doesn’t mean … / Read more »