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When To Divulge Your Salary History

April 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough When should you discuss salary in a job interview? It’s an old and well known job search strategy to let the employer name the salary first… if you can possibly get them to do so. The idea is that if you suggest the dollar figure first, then you might¬†inadvertently¬†end up getting […]

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Why Your Salary Is What It Is

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Have you ever wondered why your salary is what it is? At first glance you would probably say it is based on what you signed up for when you joined your company and on the salary increases you received since then. Perhaps this was based on the state of the economy, […]

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Tags: Asking For A Raise · Salary

Is A Recession Any Time To Ask For A Raise?

November 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Counter-intuitive time, people! I am the sort of guy that tends to believe you should never be afraid to ask for a raise. (The proviso of course being that you shouldn’t ask too much or too often or expect things that are outlandish.) But even when times are tough for your […]

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Tags: Benefits · Finance · Salary

On Salary Transparency

August 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The New York Times had an article today on salary transparency that has gotten a fair bit of attention in the blogosphere. The thesis of the article is that in this internet age, knowing what your co-workers make will become commonplace. The move toward an open workplace, the article posits, might […]

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Tags: Finance · Getting Ahead · Salary