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Asked by Sam on December 26, 2016

I'm fairly confident I'm going to be offered a job any day now from a company I've had a few interviews with. If the salary is less than desirable how do I go about negotiating it? I have limited experience, but I know your salary early on dictates how you scale up in the future.

AT&T, Hersheys, Cigna, Grace have responded.

First off, you are thinking smart and that is a good place to kick off salary negotiations.  Do your research and find out what the market rate for the job is.  Be prepared with that information and…

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Asked by Sam on December 26, 2016

I believe I'm about to be offered a job at a company I've been interviewing with. How should I evaluate the compensation package when they show it to me? Should I ask them how much things cost (i.e. health care, dental, time off, etc) and then add it to my salary?

Mutual of Omaha, Grace, ADM have responded.

Great questions! If an offer is presented to you, typically the recruiter will state what the base salary or hourly wage will be and if there are any bonuses or other incentives included in the offer. You can…

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Asked by Madeleine on October 30, 2016

I received a job offer for an immediate opening; however, I still have a semester left of school. How can I leverage this offer to be extended until the late spring?

Caterpillar, Daikin Applied, Hersheys have responded.

When discussing this with the company that offered you the position, I would emphasize to them the importance of your education to you.  This will show them that you are someone who values your own personal…

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Asked by Sam on October 23, 2016

I just received a great job offer! They emailed me the total compensation package and I'm attempting to decipher it all. The salary portion is pretty straight forward, but what should I be looking for when it comes to healthcare, dental, time off, etc?

AT&T, Grace, Accenture have responded.

Congratulations on your job offer!  That is great news!  When you look through the paperwork, you are looking for written confirmation of all aspects of your offer.  You've got salary covered,…

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Asked by David on October 23, 2016

I'm very confident I'm going to receive a job offer from a recent interview. What's the best way for me to negotiate my salary? I want the job, but I also want to be compensated fairly for my contribution to the company.

Textron, Grace, Accenture, Cigna have responded.

Congratulations on the upcoming offer! Negotiating salary depends on a great deal of factors. My advice is this. Keep in mind total compensation. These are the tangible and intangible factors beside money that…

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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