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Great! They Want to Hire You! Now What?

We spend so much time and effort in the whole job search process – the perfect resume, the great answers to tough interview questions, the time spent on networking, the time invested in LinkedIn, and on and on and on.  Then, the happy ending – a job offer!  But, this can be the toughest and […]

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I Got an Offer…But Why Didn’t I Get the Job Offer I Wanted?

Readers often want to know “Why didn’t I get the job offer?” Although I wish with all my heart I had an accurate crystal ball to see exactly what happened and what the person needs to do next time to get the offer, that’s a tough question to answer. Many factors on both sides of […]

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Does Size REALLY Matter When It Comes to Your First Salary Offer?

I’ve watched new graduates trying to figure out how to negotiate salary requirements for their very first job after graduation. For many new grads dealing with the size of an offer (did I ask for too much? did I ask for too little? how much salary can I ask for? should I even try to […]

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Job Interviews: Is There a Good Way to Ask for More Time Off in Exchange for Less Money?

Dear Work Coach, I am in a position that if I choose to negotiate at some point during the job interview process, I would be inclined to accept less money in exchange for more flex time or more vacation time (I have family and friends who live all over the world.)  Is it possible to […]

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Am I Better Off in a Free-Lance Job and How Do I Negotiate What I Need?

Dear Work Coach, Here’s my predicament. I’d love to get your advice. I worked for Microsoft as a contractor for about a year. During my last contract, my manager told me they had an opening for a permanent employee and she wanted me to fill it. At the time I was a bit ambivalent, because […]

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Some Thoughts on Job Interviews and Salary

I get questions on how to handle the whole salary issue during the interview process…What am I worth? How does it compare to a similar job. What if the offer

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Negotiating Job Salary: You Mean You Have to Ask?

Ask For It!

One of the hardest things for many working people to get a handle on – especially women – is how to negotiate for what they want and deserve. Like…raises.

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How Do I Answer a Question About My Salary Expectations?

Well…I’m back. Hope you don’t mind me bothering you with a 2nd question. A company in New York asked me to apply for a job…what my salary expectations are.

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Help! I Got Offered the Job But Not the Salary I Wanted. Should I Take It?

I GOT OFFERED THE JOB! I should be excited but the salary offered wasn’t exactly what I hoped. Although it’s an increase, I have to factor in gas cost and tolls

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Help! My Salary Offer Is Less Than We Discussed

A friend of mine told me her husband was offered a job at almost $10,000 less than the salary discussed in the interview…It got them into a heated discussion

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