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Category Archives: Salary

  • Money Talk: Let’s Discuss Salary

    Talking about money is one of those things that always seems to make people uncomfortable. Whenever someone brings up the topic of money there always seems to be weird silences and stumbling sentences. Meanwhile I’m over here excited about finding a Marilyn Monroe look alike… more

  • Negotiate Your Salary Offer

    Everyone hopes for the perfect offer – the great job in a wonderful company with super pay and benefits. But often we don’t get there without some negotiating. And since it is something most of us do rarely, we are not sure how to go about getting something in an offer change… more

  • Salary Reality Bites

    The past five years have been quite difficult for people in the cleared space and throughout government contracting. Jobs have disappeared while existing pay rates have been cut. On average, wages started declining in 2010 and that process increased as sequestration kicked in. In… more

  • Show Me the Money, Salary and Benefits

    When you are looking for a new job, a critical issue is pay and benefits. Yet too many of us don't even think about these issues in advance. You need to or you may make simple mistakes with large dollar, long-term career consequences. So first, what constitutes ‘compensation’… more

  • Preparing Your Job Search Salary Strategy

    Patra's money quote: "Money. Salary. Compensation. All a critical aspect of your job search and yet to many Americans, more difficult to talk about than sex." What do you need to do to determine your strategy? - Learn what you are worth in terms of the job you want. - Be c… more