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Negotiation

We know negotiating is tough and often unpleasant work. But it's also necessary if you want to be paid fairly, get a raise or snag that promotion. That's why we provide you with the most useful and pertinent materials regarding negotiation tips, tricks and techniques. Check out all of our experts, articles and even podcasts designed to help you help yourself when it's time to negotiate at work.



Negotiation Advice

  • Intangible Benefits

    Are you as satisfied with the work you do today as you were a year ago? Do you have fun doing your job? Do you work in a creative environment where coworkers trust and nurture one another? Are you proud of the work you do, and the products … Read more...

  • What expenses should my employer pay if I work from home?

    I have started a new job under the assumption that I would be working out of my employer's home-based office for about four months. Now he is telling me I need to work from my home. I have an associate's degree with over five years of … Read more...

  • Am I kidding myself if I expect a 10 percent raise?

    What is the percentage range for raises in public accounting? Is the average really 4 to 5 percent? If I expect 10 percent, am I kidding myself? Read more...

  • Can my employer dock my pay?

    I am an accountant for a franchise owner and I am salaried. I understand that this means being exempt from the time clock, overtime, etc. There are times when I might work over the weekend or past the normal business day. My manager tells … Read more...

  • Is this really a lateral move?

    I was offered a "promotion" from receptionist/office clerk to administrative assistant/office manager of a new venture in a different office. I inadvertently found out that the person they hired to replace me as receptionist/office clerk … Read more...

  • Should I ask for a lower starting salary?

    I am putting in my resume for a manager's position that has just opened up in the store where I am a sales associate. I have been in retail for about five years and with this company for about six months. I have a degree in textiles, … Read more...

  • How do I convince my employer that I'm underpaid?

    I used your Salary Wizard and other sites to come up with a market value for myself. I found that I'm worth between $42,000 and $45,000 (I'm making $35,000 in base salary). When I approached my employer for a raise, he seemed extremely … Read more...

  • Should I counteroffer a negotiated salary offer?

    I received an offer lower than my desired salary. I talked it over with HR, and they met me almost halfway with a second offer. Is it appropriate to renegotiate to get closer to my desired salary, or is it time to accept their offer? Read more...

  • How Close to the Median Should I Be?

    If you have several years of experience performing a job and not only are fully proficient, but also can direct and lead the work of others, then you might target your salary above the middle of the range. Read more...

  • Tips on Evaluating a Job Offer

    Remember, you want an offer that matches your current employment status. A good starting point is to take the list of benefits from your current job and use them as a checklist for your new job. If you currently have short-term and … Read more...