negotiate and close the offer

Seven Levers To Negotiate As A Consultant, Temp Or Freelancer

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Yes, you can negotiate as a consultant, temp, freelancer, or small business owner. Don’t assume that just because you’re not full-fledged staff, you have less influence. Don’t assume that since it’s just you v. a bigger company that you don’t have leverage. Don’t assume that a company can’t pay more, even if they insist they [...]

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

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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 unrealistically low. [...]

How To Find Focus In An Open Workspace – Reader Question

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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 reasons [...]

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

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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 questions on: If negotiation is a weakness, what framework can I use to [...]

How To Estimate Salary For A New Job With Few Comparable Roles

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What happens if you’re in late stage interviews with a company about a job and you’re asked for your ideal salary target – i.e., name your price? The catch: it’s a new role (perhaps they’re creating it especially for you), so you have no idea what a fair market salary is. Having to estimate salary [...]

Negotiating For Job Title

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Today's radio show episode is about offer negotiation, specifically negotiating for job title, not compensation, benefits, or the many other factors that go into an offer. Hannah asks:  I've been a newspaper editor about six years. The job I'm pursuing is in magazine editing. The position has previously been termed copyeditor, but it hasn't been [...]

Underpaid? Four Salary Negotiation Strategies If You Are Currently Paid Below Market

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There are many reasons you could be underpaid despite being excellent at what you do. You might have taken on additional responsibilities but without a commensurate raise. You might be a longtime employee getting small cost-of-living adjustments while new hires coming from the outside leapfrog into higher salary bands. You might be starting out in [...]

Behind-the-Scenes In MBA Recruiting: Six Recruiters Share What Works In Job Search Today

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, networking, overall job search skills

In addition to my talk on career change for the 2015 Asian MBA Conference, I contributed a behind-the-scenes look at the MBA recruiting process. I interview five recruiters on what works and what doesn't work in job search today: Recruiters will never give you the “real” reason why you didn’t get selected for an interview [...]

Ask For Even More, Part 2: Negotiate To Help People Help You

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Client got 10% more. I was more excited about severance – @SixFigureStart That was a Tweet I wrote for my recent Forbes post on Ask For Even More: Five Items Even Savvy Professionals Forget To Negotiate For. My client came to me for negotiation support on her multiple six-figure package, and we did get it [...]