How Do You Know Whether A Company Can Afford Your Desired Salary – Reader Question

When you are negotiating for your desired salary, it helps to know that you and your prospective employer are even in the same ballpark. In my recent Forbes post, I shared tips on how to avoid a lowball salary, and one of these is to stay away from companies whose salary expectations are … [Read more...]

Career Visibility When You Have Tried And Tried, And Nothing Works – Reader Question

Reader Kay asks: I'm challenged with finding visibility outside of my unit. I've asked for stretch assignments and assignments that would enable me to interface with other units within the organization but those assignments have not materialized. I have no resource for getting exposure and … [Read more...]

How To Find Focus In An Open Workspace – Reader Question

Reader H.M. asks: What are good ways of finding quiet in an open office or in securing a private office in the hiring process or after starting a job? This is a timely question since many workplaces I’m seeing are moving to an open floorplan – better collaboration and cost efficiency are the two … [Read more...]

Salary Negotiation, Negotiating Tips for Women, and Your Negotiation Questions Answered – Blog Talk Radio

In the latest episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching radio show on Blog Talk Radio, I answered questions about negotiation, specifically questions from the Women’s Leadership Conference organized by the Barnard Athena Center and Columbia Business School. In this episode, Caroline answers … [Read more...]

How To Master Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations was a recurring theme in two workshops I delivered last week, including the 2016 Women’s Leadership Summit: Better, Every Day, organized by TCNJ (that’s where the picture is from!). In my talks on career success, a number of questions came up about when to say No, how to … [Read more...]

Thinking Of Your Next Career Move? Four Questions To Help You Decide

In a recent workshop for executives, participants were mixed in their next career move – some wanted to advance at the current employer, some wanted to change jobs, still others wanted a new career altogether, while some wanted to start a business and others wanted to be more effective where they … [Read more...]

When Small Talk Isn’t Small, and Little Details Mean A Lot

In a job interview, the small talk at the start isn’t small but critical to a positive first impression (the right small talk can build rapport). I write about other ways to make a good first impression at a job interview in my latest Forbes post. Of course, job interviews aren’t the only times when … [Read more...]

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