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5 Tips for a Successful Salary Negotiation

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One of my favorite things to discuss is finding ways to earn extra money. Commonly I suggest people get a part-time job, or start a side hustle as a freelancer or by using another skill or hobby to make some extra money alongside a full-time job. But sometimes the best way to earn more money is by asking for a raise. If you want to increase your salary at your current one, salary negotiation is a dance you must either already know the steps of, or learn quickly in order to be successful. There are several factors that contribute to the salary of any job, and not all of them can be controlled by you, the employee.  Certainly your professional experience and level of education are key contributors to the amount of money you take home each pay period. But the area of the country you live in as well as the size of your employer can also affect your salary negotiation tactics, along with the current success of both your employer and yourself. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your salary negotiation appointment be more likely to work in your favor. Here are 5 tips ...

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Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

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Being hired after interviewing for a job is flattering. Being offered a job you didn’t even apply for is even better. We all like to be validated. Being mentally rewarded for our talents and efforts, while not necessary to financial success, can be what makes or breaks job satisfaction and allows us to continue being productive employees instead of bored, apathetic seat fillers who show up for a paycheck only. As flattering as it may be to feel wanted, don’t get carried away by emotion. There are several things to consider before accepting a job offer. It’s Not All About the Money Salary is obviously an important part of any job, but taking a position solely for a pay increase is probably not a smart thing to do. Would a higher salary mean more hours or working weekends? Does it mean a longer commute? Will the raise mean you have to work with an office full of Debbie Downers? More money does not mean more happiness. Also, if you do the math, sometimes salary is not all it’s cracked up to be. We live in a county that borders New Mexico. For teachers, driving 50 miles across the state line ...

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