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Articles on salary negotiation, job interviews, and career management

Can you trust your recruiter to get you the highest salary possible?

Your recruiter is not trying to get you the best salary possible. Here’s how to look out for yourself. Read more

Use the “Start. Stop. Continue.” method to plan your next steps

This simple method will help you evaluate your past results and plan for future progress. Read more

Negotiating benefits like paid vacation or a signing bonus

Here's when and how to negotiate for non-salary benefits like vacation, equity, signing bonus and more. Read more

Are you sure you want to accept that job offer? Avoid these red flags

Watch out for these red flags before you accept a job offer. Read more

How to answer “Why should we hire you?” and other questions

How to say why you're the best candidate and answer the toughest interview questions with a straightforward, repeatable process. Read more

Why taking a pay cut might be your best career move

You don't always have to make more money with every career move. Sometimes the best way forward is to take a step back. Read more

Resignation letter templates - free, simple example emails

Use these free, simple resignation letter templates to email your boss and colleagues to give notice and say goodbye on your last day at work. Read more

How to Write a Kick-Ass
Cover Letter

How to write a cover letter that grabs the attention of even the most seasoned resume or CV reader Read more

How to Write a Kick-Ass Resume

How to write a compelling resume or CV that will get you get more job interviews Read more

Can you negotiate more equity shares instead of salary?

Here's how to decide whether you should try to negotiate more equity shares instead of salary when negotiating a job offer. Read more

How to negotiate a raise in addition to your annual merit increase

Here's how to negotiate a larger raise in addition to the merit increase you were offered in your annual review. Read more

How to Escape Your Dead-End Job and Avoid “Pigeonholing”

You're heading for a dead-end job. You're stuck on your career path, possibly boxed in by your own success. Here's what to do to avoid being pigeonholed. Read more

How to ask for a raise - email templates and word-for-word scripts

Asking for a raise is a lot easier with these email templates. Word-for-word scripts to schedule a meeting, send your request, and follow up. Read more

Software Developer positioning guide to get more job offers

Tactics to get more job offers by differentiating yourself from other candidates Read more

Sample résumé format review

Find out what hiring managers are looking for on your résumé, plus common mistakes to avoid so your résumé doesn't end up on the bottom of the pile. Read more

The software developer’s guide to getting a raise without changing jobs

Here’s how to boost your lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars by getting periodic raises without changing jobs. Read more

Lowball job offers: How to negotiate them

How to respond to a low salary offer when negotiating starting salary Read more

Interview checklists to prepare for your job interview

Venue-specific interview checklists to help you prepare for each type of job interview—in person, phone call, or video call. Read more

“How long until I hear back after a job interview?”

How long you should wait to hear back, and how often you should follow up after a job interview. Read more

“Do we have a deal?”

Here's how to be ready for an unexpected job offer so you're not caught off guard. Read more

You don't have to accept or decline a job offer

There's a better response that can get you a higher base salary, more vacation time, and other benefits. Read more

10 reasons you should NOT negotiate your salary

This was supposed to be a list of reasons to NOT negotiate your salary, but I totally failed at making my point. Sorry! Read more

How to answer the “What’s your current or expected salary?” question

Word-for-word scripts to avoid sharing your current salary or expected salary when asked for your current compensation or salary expectations in an interview Read more

How to ask for a promotion at work

A proven two-step process to get promoted at work by thinking like a manager. Read more

How watching Shark Tank will improve your negotiation skills

A four-phase approach to improve your negotiation skills by watching Shark Tank. Read more

Do you have to quit your job to get a big raise?

Timing your request correctly is extremely important. Here are some things to help determine when you should ask for a raise. Read more

5 things you should know before you apply for a job

Here's how you'll find the best opportunities and tactics you can use to make the most of them. Read more

Why negotiate starting salary?

You should negotiate your starting salary to maximize your pay when starting a new job. Here's why. Read more

10 job interview questions you can ask

10 good job interview questions you can ask to stand out and learn more about the opportunity. Read more

Five salary negotiation tactics everyone can use to negotiate starting salary

Five salary negotiation tactics that everyone can use to negotiate starting salary Read more

5 ways to get a raise

Take advantage of these five ways to get a raise and supercharge your lifetime earning potential. Read more

Salary negotiation script example

Use this salary negotiation script example to plan for your salary negotiation. Read more

Salary negotiation email sample - free counter offer letter templates

Salary negotiation email samples you can use to counter offer and negotiate your salary once you have a job offer. Read more

How to counter a job offer - salary negotiation script & calculator

Counter your job offer with the right amount using this salary negotiation calculator and simple salary negotiation script. Read more

Salary negotiation for software developers, engineers, and designers

A Salary Negotiation Workshop for software engineers and designers, given for the Orlando Devs Meetup and The Iron Yard Orlando campus. Read more