Salary Negotiation (Step Five)

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4 Steps to Negotiating Anything

Negotiation is a given these days. If you know how to do it well, you’ll not only get a higher salary, but many other benefits, too. GetFive coaches agree the four steps to successfully negotiate a competitive salary/compensation package include: Secure job interviews Eliminate the competition Get the offer Negotiate the salary and benefits During an…

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What Job Seekers Need to Know About the Evolving No-Ask Salary Bans

“How much did you make at your last job?” Salary history is an awkward topic that most people don’t want to address during a job interview. In some locations, it’s illegal to even ask. New York City recently joined California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon as places with laws banning all employers from asking about pay history. Specific cities have…

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How to Answer Salary Requirement Questions

In an ideal job search, you won’t discuss compensation during the interview process. This allows the hiring manager to focus on learning your skills while you focus on conveying your strengths and thoroughly understanding the opportunity. In reality this is not always the case. At some point during the interview process it’s possible that you’ll…

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Salary Negotiation and the New Age of Interviewing

A new Massachusetts law is dramatically changing the interview process for both employers and employees. Recent legislation makes it illegal for Massachusetts companies to ask about applicants’ salaries prior to making a job offer, although this practice is still common across the rest of the United States. This has a huge impact on how applicants…