A hiring manager is asking me compensation requirements via email. What is the best way for me to respond so I'm getting the best offer?
First, you'll need to do your homework. It's best to give a range of what's appropriate for your experience, skillset, and what is comparable for your area. There are plenty of websites to help you gather this…View all answers »
Is it ok to put 'negotiable' when asked what your desired salary is? How do you ensure you aren't selling your self too short?
Hi! That is a great question and one that is thought about by most job seekers. One reason that employers ask this question on an application is to determine your expectations and to understand if your expectations…View all answers »
Why does an employer ask how much you’re currently getting paid? Do you have to answer if you know you’re being underpaid and want to set the bar higher?
We ask the salary questions for a few reasons. We like to know what you're making to gauge whether we could pay similar/more. It also allows us to get an idea of your salary expectations and allows…View all answers »
My manager tells me during my monthly meetings that my emails numbers are the best out of the team and that I have been doing a great job taking on new responsibilities. Many say that raises are only about 3%. I want to ask for more than 15% at my annual review. Would I look too much like an amateur asking more than the average raise? Of course I will list all the roles I took on and my reasons
Hello! This is a great question. In today’s environment it is not uncommon for annual merit increases to be in the 3% range for many industries. There are of course many exceptions. First, annual increases…View all answers »
I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.
The best approach to base the answer to this question on your relationship with your supervisor. If you have a solid line of communication and feel comfortable enough sharing your personal business…View all answers »
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