• Negotiate Salary in a Seller's Market
    Job seekers are frustrated, and who can blame them? In this economy, it's not uncommon for educated yet unemployed adults to spend weeks in grueling job interviews, only to be offered the measly sum of $17 per hour. No benefits. Take it or leave it. In a bad business economy, it's a seller's market.
  • 5 Negotiation Tips We Can Learn From One Old Steve Jobs Email

    Steve Jobs was more than just a tech guru and design genius; he was arguably one of the better business minds of the late 20th and early 21st century. Don't believe us? Check out this email exchange between Jobs, iTunes head Eddy Cue, James Murdoch, a News Corp. executive, and Brian Murray, CEO of HarperCollins.

  • 3 Life Lessons Learned Watching
    "Shark Tank" is that awesome reality television show on ABC in which entrepreneurs seeking investment in their small companies present themselves to potential investors. It's called "Shark Tank" for a reason.
  • Ramit Sethi and His Parents Tell You How to Negotiate Anything

    Want a higher salary, a better title, or even just lower bank fees? The key is negotiation, and author and entrepreneur Ramit Sethi is the man to show us how. Negotiation is a big part of his book "I Will Teach You to Be Rich." Some of the lessons it teaches, he learned from his parents.

  • Coming Closer to Pay Parity for Women
    The Equal Pay Act outlawed employers from gender-discriminatory pay practices in 1963, but pay still isn't entirely equal. Now, legislation seeks to expand existing law to enact more protections against male-female pay disparities. Fed up, women are "leaning in" hard on this one, which means the Paycheck Fairness Act, twice rejected by Congress, might now stand a better chance of becoming law.
  • 3 Things You Can Negotiate With Prospective Employers

    A recent survey of 2,184 hiring managers and human resource professionals by Harris Interactive found that employers are willing to negotiate with new hires -- and probably on a lot more aspects of your job than you might think.

  • Rodgers Megadeal of $22 Million Tops NFL Paychecks ... For Now
    In a game of high-dollar leap frog, NFL quarterbacks are cashing in and one-upping each other to monstrous pay days. The latest market-setting contract extension belongs to Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, superstar signal-caller, who has hopped his way to the top of the list, for now.
  • Do NFL Rookies Still Need Agents?
    Since the NFL and its players agreed to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in 2011, the landscape of rookie salaries has shifted dramatically, causing some to wonder if rookies even need agents anymore.
  • Using Your Performance Review to Negotiate a Raise You Deserve
    It’s that time of year again when the department manager notifies you that it’s time to have a chit-chat in the office about your performance at work. While this can be more than just a little intimidating for many folks, did you know that it’s also a prime time to negotiate a much-deserved promotion? The key is to walk confidently into your manager’s office armed with the evidence of your value to the company and a list of achievements that back this up.
  • Tales of the Gender Pay Gap: Even Sheryl Sandberg Was Once Reluctant to Negotiate Her Salary

    How strong is social conditioning that pressures women not to ask for more money? Even Sheryl Sandberg, during her first salary negotiation at Facebook, nearly undersold herself.

  • 5 Things to Think About Before You Accept a Job

    Let's be honest: the first question in most of our minds when we're evaluating a job offer is, "What does it pay?" Without an adequate salary, all the gym memberships and dental plans in the world won't make us happy at our jobs.

    But salary isn't the end all, be all of job requirements. HR expert and Career Spin blogger Mike Spinale offers this list of other important considerations to ponder before signing on the dotted line.

  • 5 Tips to Negotiate the Best Pay Increase at Your Next Performance Review

    By David Bakke, Money Crashers Personal Finance

    If the current job market isn't depressing enough, the projected data regarding pay raises in the coming year is even more dismal. According to the consultant group Mercer, the average projected pay raise for 2013 comes in at just 3 percent, barely outpacing inflation. With that in mind, you're really going to have to get to work, so to speak, if you expect any sort of significant salary bump in the coming months.

  • 3 Ways to Negotiate Special Benefits

    Murshed Chowdhury is the CEO of an IT staffing firm, which means that he can adjust his schedule as he sees fit; for example, taking a late lunch hour on Friday afternoons to attend a weekly prayer service.

    It wasn't always so easy. In a post on Lifehacker, Chowdhury recounts one incident that occurred before he was in charge. A manager told him that he wouldn't have been hired if the manager had known about his special requirements in advance.

  • How To Read Your Salary Report

    You already know that PayScale.com is the place to go to quickly generate a personalized Salary Report that tells you exactly how your total compensation compares to people like you. (And if you don’t know that, go complete your Salary Report right now.) You probably have even spent some time poking around and looking at the array of charts and lists contained on the report. But today we’re going to show you how to get the most out of that information.

  • 5 Step Salary Negotiation Guide

    Negotiating a new salary can be intimidating, whether you are asking for a raise or accepting a new job offer. The better prepared you are for the conversation, the more likely it is that you will get the salary you deserve. Arm yourself with an aresenal of information and read on for 5 tips for an easier salary negotiation. 

  • PayScale Is Keeping Up with the Kardashians... and Your Salary Potential

    In case you missed it, in an article titled, "These Two Salary Data Sources Will Help You Prove That You Deserve A Raise", Business Insider’s Brazenist column recently compared PayScale to Kim Kardashian. We know, the analogy sounds weird, but whenever a major media outlet recognizes us for “blazing a new trail when it comes to providing salary data” we’re happy to accept it as a compliment. When they questioned the validity of our methodology though, we shot back with a few corrections defending our (and Kim’s) honor.

  • 4 Essential Negotiating Tips

    Solid negotiating skills can mean the difference between agreeing to a mediocre proposal with your head hung low and working out a fair deal. Stuart Diamond, a negotiation expert and the author of "Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life," offered up four of his best negotiating tips to CBS News. I've paraphrased them below.

  • Not Getting the Salary You Deserve? Here's Why

    Here's one thing we know about money: No matter how much of it you earn, you always want more. Which is what makes it particularly distressing to discover that, perhaps, you're not actually being compensated as well as you should be. How did this happen to a nice person like you? And what can you do about it?

  • 3 Tips for Negotiating Salary When You're Happy Just to Have a Job

    You're managed to pull off the seemingly impossible task of getting a job offer in this economy. Congratulations! Your next step? Make sure you don't sell yourself short when it comes to negotiating your salary.

    There are plenty of good reasons to hold out for decent money, besides the fact that it's always nicer to have more leftover for beer and Skittles. For one thing, it appears that money can buy happiness -- to a certain extent.

  • Should You Present a Job Offer When Asking for a Raise?

    When asking for a raise, should you tempt your boss into giving you a counteroffer by presenting a job offer from another firm? This hardball tactic is definitely not for the weak of heart, but a Robert Half UAE recruitment study found that 36 percent of respondents, who were all senior human resources executives, noticed that companies were more likely to give employees counteroffers to incentivize them to stay with the company.

    So is it time to fire up the job search, if only for the potential bargaining power?