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Financial Freedom Is The Ultimate Leverage In An Offer Negotiation

– Posted in: career coaching, Salary tip, Uncategorized

When I blogged about how to gain the upper hand in an offer negotiation several of the strategies revolved around strengthening your ability to walk away from the negotiation altogether. Negotiating in good faith means that you sincerely want to work something out, so walking away should be a last resort. However, the ability to [...]

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

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, 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 unrealistically low. [...]

Touchdown! See How This Candidate Landed His Job

– Posted in: career coaching, identify your job targets, interviewing, job posting, marketing yourself, motivation, networking, overall job search skills, troubleshooting

I helped someone with their job search a couple of months ago and just found out he landed! Here is the email he sent me with lessons for you embedded throughout. Hope it's helpful to you! --------------------------- It feels great to finally have a job. I never thought I would have been out of work [...]

Negotiation Skills Exchange

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

We mostly write about topics and offer our advice. I'm going to use the very direct route of sharing an email exchange from someone I recently coached. Hope you find something helpful to use in your search! Best, Connie .......... Dear Connie- My name is (let's say) Serena. I met you back in October 11 [...]

Making Career Decisions With The Choice Matrix

– Posted in: career coaching, identify your job targets, life coaching, motivation, negotiate and close the offer

You have two job offers.  Which do you choose?  You’re expecting a baby.  Do you stay at the job, scale back or quit altogether?  You’re unhappy in your current job.  Do you move laterally, find a new employer, or change careers?  You will make many career choices in your lifetime.  A matrix of your priorities [...]

Negotiating A Full-Time Salary After A Part-Time Career

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, Salary tip

A corporate communications professional asks: I have been working for the past six years on a part-time consultant basis and want to get back into full-time.  How do I land that 6-figure job?  I have the experience for sure:  newspaper reporting, financial writing, sales, 5 years off to have children, then consulting and teaching at [...]