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These 3 steps can help women get the raises they deserve

New research shows that women can face backlash when asking for a raise. Here are tips on how to overcome the odds and get what you're after.


This is the fastest-growing $100K+ job in the country

"Solutions Architect" had the highest year-over-year U.S. median base pay growth among the highest paying positions. Here's what one does.


Here’s how to get a raise despite a tough economy

Even though job growth is expanding, you probably won’t land a big salary increase in the form of a raise or bonus next year unless you're a star employee. Here's how to improve your odds.

Office Life

5 things you should never say when asking for a raise

Asking for a raise is always tough. It will be even tougher if you make any of these five common mistakes. Here's how to avoid them.


These are the 15 highest-paying jobs in the nation, LinkedIn found

When it comes to the U.S.'s highest-paying jobs, the medical profession held down eight of the top 15 spots — with salaries and bonuses reaching up to a half-million dollars annually, according to LinkedIn's 2017 State of Salary report.

Gender at Work

Study: Your boss’s politics may be hurting your pay

Who did your boss vote for in the last election? It may just be affecting your paycheck, according to a new study.


The $700 million Powerball winner quit her job after she won, but you shouldn’t

Stop right there.

levelling up

How to ask for a raise and increase your value at work

Muster as much confidence as you can.


Study: Men’s lifetime income slipping

A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper finds that men's incomes are falling, while women's incomes are rising.


New study shows that people who are good at their jobs take more vacation time

You're not doing a good job unless you're taking time off.


New discovery: finding your purpose in life improves both your sleep and your salary

The thing is, it's not easy.

The Commute

5 ways you can make a new city feel like home

You land your dream job, but there's one big catch— it's all the way across the country.


America’s best-known billionaires drive Volkswagens and eat at McDonald’s

Rich men drive Volkswagens and eat McDonald's.

Salary Negotiation

This is a powerful lesson about being underpaid from ‘Hawaii Five-O’ stars

Sometimes you have to walk away.

The Economy

Jobs are available, but many of them aren’t so good

We're seeing lower wages and more people dropping out of the workforce. But where are they going?

Age at Work

The 2 big reasons half of older Americans are dying nearly broke

There are ways that today's employees can work to avoid the same fate.

Age in the Workplace

New survey shows majority of college students are working and paying their own tuition

College students are cobbling together ways to pay for school from tuition, loans, and jobs.


The best salary negotiation advice we’ve ever heard comes from this comedian

A 'crass, money-grubbing comedian' has valuable salary-negotiation advice.


Beyoncé creates a new college scholarship, because your best revenge is your paper

The former college skeptic embraces higher education.


Many more people are saying money keeps them up at night

The cost of healthcare is freaking a lot of people out.


More than half of Americans have suffered paycheck problems

Want to be happier at work? Understand every line in your paycheck.


How to make $500,000 a year and have no savings

Even high earners can fall victim to bad money management.


How to win a salary negotiation every single time

Key techniques favored by people who get paid well.


Here’s one mistake you should avoid making in salary negotiations

A salary negotiation gone wrong holds some useful lessons for everyone.


Doctors have the hardest, and highest-paid, jobs in America

For three years in a row, the tech world has trailed healthcare.

How to ask for more money at a new job

In American business culture, you have to ask for it.

Marc's Newsletter

200,000 People Who Would Like to Hire You

Last month, we announced that we’d crossed 200,000 recruiters and HR professionals using Ladders for their high-end professional hiring.

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?

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

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

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.

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

Big data is changing everything.

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.

Big data is changing everything.

The New Year Promotion Plan

Position yourself for a promotion by following these four simple strategies.

Negotiating salary from the employer’s point of view

After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary.

Gracefully decline a job offer

Keep it professional and there's nothing to be squeamish about when you turn down one job offer for another.

Start Bragging to Advance Your Career

Chronicle your professional accomplishments to manage your career.

The 10 commandments of salary negotiation

Live by these laws of salary negotiation to increase your career earnings.

Video Chat: Negotiating Your Worth

A follow-up on some of the most popular questions asked during Ladders spreecast on negotiation.

Negotiate With Confidence

Don’t just know your worth, know how to sell it.

Why Didn’t I Get The Job?

Ten popular reasons that prevent job applicants from receiving offers.

How to Respond to the Question, “What Are Your Salary Requirements?”

Research the going rate for your target job now so you're prepared to answer salary requirement questions during the interview.

Salary Negotiation Tips: Making Your Case for a Pay Raise

Bargain to close a pay disparity by researching a position's value in your industry.

Salary Negotiation Tips: Employer Reneging on a Verbal Salary Agreement

How can I get my employer to honor the commitment for a pay raise made at the time of my promotion?

Salary Negotiation Tips: Salary Research for Specialized Areas

How can I find out the salary range for a niche area of expertise?

Salary Negotiation Tips: Requesting an Unusual Benefit

When is the best time to ask for a perk that is out of the ordinary?

6 Steps to Negotiating Compensation

Use this 6 step guide to negotiate a compensation package after receiving an offer.

Salary Negotiation Tips: Research Is Key to Success

To be in a position of strength, do your homework and know your market value.