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Yikes! Should I Not Ask People Out for Coffee While Networking?

Yikes! Should I Not Ask People Out for Coffee While Networking?

A client forwarded this New York Post article to me, asking the question in this post’s title.  The title of the article –  “Why people are now charging to network over coffee” – is both provocative and downright scary to potential job seekers. It is the New York Post, after all. Thankfully, the article is not... ...Continue Reading
How to Improve Your Skills & Knowledge "On the Cheap"

How to Improve Your Skills & Knowledge “On the Cheap”

Keeping your skills up to date is difficult when you’re unemployed.  One way to learn new skills and keep up with your field is by taking classes. I hear you now: Even if I  have the time to take classes, who has the money to invest? That’s where MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) come in.... ...Continue Reading
What Salary Should I Ask For? Can I Negotiate?

What Salary Should I Ask For? Can I Negotiate?

On my college’s LinkedIn page, a discussion is going on about salary negotiation. I start this way to do 2 things: tell you that LinkedIn is a place for you to get great information and advice from alums from your college introduce my thoughts about compensation, salary ranges, and negotiating for pay. Let the employer... ...Continue Reading
How to Prepare for a Promotion

How to Prepare for a Promotion

  To get a promotion, act as if you already hold the higher position. It’s an age-old adage: you get the job title after you already are doing the job. I experienced this early in my career. I was Assistant to the Director of a department at a large non-profit. I wanted the title of... ...Continue Reading

Tell me…do you like what you do for money?

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Money, Money, Money! How You Can Negotiate Compensation Gracefully

You get what you ask for. This applies especially to job pay. One of the things I develop with my clients is a Must Have List for what you must have to be happy at your job. There are six items on it, one of which is compensation. All of the things are important, yet over time, a... ...Continue Reading

Always Be Winning: Using Negotiation Skills at Work

Negotiation happens all the time at work. Using principles from such negotiating masters as William Ury (Getting Past No and Getting to Yes), we can be more effective at work. My client S. is a hospital Director of Marketing who is responsible for projects that depend on other people to do things. One example is a Physician... ...Continue Reading

How to Get Promoted at Work

The single piece of advice I give to people who want to get promoted is “do the job you currently have extremely well.” When you show that you take your current work seriously, you inspire confidence that you can handle more. Rather than scorning your position, you embrace it. You do it wholeheartedly. And you... ...Continue Reading

Setting Salary Expectations

Right now, employers hold most of the cards in salary negotiations.  Websites like WorkforceManagement.com and HR.com point out that now is the time to get top-notch talent for relative bargain prices. “Relative” is the key word here.  Because most employers know that people who accept pay well below their desired salary will end up resentful... ...Continue Reading

Pay Cut?

Furloughs and pay cuts are a fact of life today. So how does one deal with reduced income and increased workload? 1. Accept reality. This is happening everywhere. Bosses are doing what they think is right for the greatest number, and getting kudos for doing so. Personally, I think it’s great that leaders are doing... ...Continue Reading

Setting Salary Expectations

Right now, employers hold most of the cards in salary negotiations. Websites like WorkforceManagement.com and HR.com point out that now is the time to get top-notch talent for relative bargain prices. “Relative” is the key word here. Because most employers know that people who accept pay well below their desired salary will end up resentful... ...Continue Reading

Salary Information

Here’s a new job search site that provides information on salaries for specific jobs at specific employers: www.jobnob.com. I typed in “Director of Marketing” and the site returned 178 salary results (at 154 companies) around the US, and 26 in New York City. NYC salaries ranged from $305,000 to $40,000. The site also returned results... ...Continue Reading