Topic: Salary

It’s a paradox of the job search: Your No. 1 reason to work is probably to earn a living. But when you’re on the job search, compensation is the last item you and your potential employer will settle, after you’ve already demonstrated your value.

If you’ve gotten to this far, proceed with confidence and clarity. Yes, tight financial times mean there are more contenders for every position; nevertheless, it also means that a job offer represents that you’ve made yourself more desirable than all those other candidates.

Caution: Entering negotiations with unrealistic expectations and no tactics for negotiation can still undo the deal. But if you stay focused on your value and understand competitive salaries in your industry and function, you may be able to earn more than you expect to receive or the company planned to pay.

Read Ladders’ Career Advice for tips on sealing the deal.

How I Negotiated an Additional $15,000 at My New Job

How I Negotiated an Additional $15,000 at My New Job

Anna Marie Clifton shares her personal negotiation story, with concrete advice for negotiating a higher offer.

Where can you earn the most?

Where can you earn the most?

Where can you earn the most?

How to Negotiate a Raise or a Promotion at Your First Job

How to Negotiate a Raise or a Promotion at Your First Job

Negotiating your salary can be a scary process.

How to earn six figures without an M.D. or Doctorate

How to earn six figures without an M.D. or Doctorate

Let’s face it, graduate school isn’t for everyone.

4 ways to make more money in the nonprofit sector

4 ways to make more money in the nonprofit sector

You may work at a not-for-profit, but you don’t do it for free.

Please review the other applicants for this job first.

Please review the other applicants for this job first.

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Build a Better Career With Big Data. Here’s How.

Build a Better Career With Big Data. Here’s How.

Big data is changing everything.

Are you getting paid what you deserve?

Are you getting paid what you deserve?

Take these four steps to figure out what you’re really worth.

Build a Better Career With Big Data. Here’s How.

Build a Better Career With Big Data. Here’s How.

Big data is changing everything.

The New Year promotion plan

Earn your next promotion in the New Year with these five simple steps.