Category Archives: Salary Negotiation

13 Surprising Things that Affect Whether You Get Hired

But there are many more small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you’re perceived. For example, does the time of your interview affect how you’re critiqued? Are you supposed to accept that cup of coffee they offer?

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After you’ve researched the company, practiced your interview questions, triple checked your resume and picked out your clothing there are those minor details that will help your interview go from great to flawless. Business Insider has a short article on those details that will put you over the top of all other candidates. So don’t forget to make sure to schedule the interview on Tuesday at 10:30AM, have a cup of coffee before your interview, stand in the dominant pose for two minutes, make eye contact, and tell yourself that you are the best person for the job. You are!


Payroll & Cost of Living Calculators

Do you know how much money you’ll take home after taxes? Are you weighing a job but aren’t sure if the pay is enough to cover your living expenses? The Payroll company ADP has a Payroll Calculator that can help you understand how much of money you will have after taxes.

Considering a move to another part of the United States? The payroll Calculator helps determine how much you will be taking home after taxes as well.

ADP Payroll Calculator

CNN Money has another calculator that can help you if you’re looking for a job in another city. The Cost of Living Calculator shows a person what type of Salary they would need in order to maintain their living standards in another part of the country.

CNN Money Cost of Living Calculator

Keep these two calculators in mind if you are negotiating a salary or are planning on moving to another area.

Have you ever wished there was a site where you could ask qualified experts for Career Advice? is that site. Created by the HR Policy Association, allows you to submit a question or search for answers responded to by the United States’ largest companies. From Kellogg’s to American Express, you can get answers such as what to do if you are pregnant and interviewing, when to look for internships, and whether online education is worth it. These answers will help you in finding your next job.

6 Steps to Negotiating Compensation

As a rule, keep in mind that negotiations are not always a negative conversation to have; they are oftentimes expected.

6 Steps to Negotiating Compensation – The Career Chronicles –

I once knew a friend that when offered a position, immediately accepted without negotiating salary or benefits. The excitement, especially during these times, to get a job can overshadow the fact that the offer is yet another step towards a rewarding career. Negotiating compensation is necessary for a number of reasons. Because every situation is different, negotiating your compensation will provide you with a necessary cushion against any situation. Will you have Children in the future? Are you sending your kids to College? Have you been laid off in the past? These are all real-life situations that could be prepared for by negotiating your compensation package.

Need help negotiating your compensation?’s Career Blog, The Career Chronicles, has a simple 6 step plan to negotiating your compensation package. If you need more help, these books on negotiating can help you in your next job:

Books about Compensation Negotiation:
Negotiation Giants: Get What You Want Against the Odds – John D. Peterson
Next Day Salary Negotiation: Prepare Tonight To Get Your Best Pay Tomorrow – Maryanne Wergerbauer 
Negotiation Boot Camp: How to Resolve Conflict, satisfy Customers, and make better deals – Ed Brodow
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High – Kerry Patterson et al.