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Articles on salary negotiation, job interviews, and career management

Amazon salary negotiation - How to negotiate your Amazon job offer

Here's how to negotiate your Amazon job offer including valuable tactics and common pitfalls to avoid.

How to write a promotion request letter to ask for a promotion (2018)

How do you request a promotion? Here’s how to write a promotion request letter, schedule a meeting with your boss, and follow up to get your next promotion.

How to compare independent contractor vs full-time employee salary

A simple two-step process to compare a contractor salary to a full-time employee salary if you're going contract to perm or striking out on your own as a freelancer.

Why “What's your greatest weakness?” is a dumb interview question

You’re afraid of this question, and you’re not alone! Here's why it's a dumb question and how you can answer it without tanking your job interview.

Google salary negotiation - How to negotiate a Google job offer

Here's how to negotiate your Google job offer including valuable tactics and common pitfalls to avoid.

How to handle expiring job offers

Putting an expiration date on a job offer is a good negotiation technique that some recruiters use. Here's how you get the best result under pressure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to answer interview questions like “Why should we hire you?”

How to confidently answer the toughest interview questions to make a good impression and stand out from other candidates.

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.

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.

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

How to Write a Kick-Ass Resume

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

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.

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.

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.

How to write a salary increase letter to ask for a raise (2018 update)

How do you ask for a salary increase? Here’s how to write a salary increase letter, schedule a meeting with your boss, and follow up to get your next raise.

Software Developer positioning guide to get more job offers

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

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.

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.

Lowball job offers: How to negotiate them

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

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.

“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.

“Do we have a deal?”

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

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.

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!

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

How to ask for a promotion at work

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

How watching Shark Tank will improve your negotiation skills

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

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.

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.

Why negotiate starting salary?

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

10 questions to ask in an interview to really stand out

Make sure you don't freeze up when they say, "Do you have any questions for me?" Blow them away with these 10 questions to ask in an interview.

Five salary negotiation tips everyone can use to negotiate starting salary

Five salary negotiation tips that everyone can use to negotiate starting salary

5 ways to get a raise

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

Salary negotiation script example

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

Salary negotiation email sample - counter offer letter template (2018)

A professional salary negotiator shows you how to counter offer with a salary negotiation email template once you have a job offer. Here's what to say and how to say it when you negotiate your job offer over email.

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.

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.