Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Negotiating Salary

- Here are some basics: 

1. Do your homework.
Understand the salary range. Many job seekers receive an offer but have no idea how to determine if it's appropriate. It is important to identify a realistic range of pay by researching industry and trade Web sites, consulting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), utilizing online salary calculators, like CBsalary.com, and carefully reviewing the job posting. "You'll also need to have an objective opinion of your skills and where you fit within that range."

2. Script it out.
Plan your discussion. "Before any interview you should have three figures in mind," . The first is the least you need to put food on the