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15 Ways to Negotiate a Higher Salary

Once an employer makes you a job offer, consider it hooked. But curb your urge to reflexively say yes to the first number it throws out. Now is your time to negotiate a higher salary.
 
“You’ll never have more power in your relationship with a company than the time in which you’re offered the job until when you’ve accepted it,” says Katie Donovan, a salary and career consultant and founder of Equal Pay Negotiations in Boston. ...




Here Are The Skills You Need To Become A C-Level Executive

We know that different times and different circumstances call for different leadership skills. So when it comes to managing your own career, how do you prepare yourself to move up?
 
What abilities should young would-be executives focus on developing as they choose companies, functions, and jobs? And what skills should working executives hone as they strive to reach the next level?
 
Those aren’t easy questions. ...




The Biggest Mistakes C-Level Candidates Make When Seeking A New Job

After interviewing a string of unprepared senior level executives for various jobs, I started wondering what was going on. In one such case, I was interviewing candidates for an officer position, which required a minimum of 15+ years of prior experience. ...




Diversity defines the millennial generation

Racial diversity will be the most defining and impactful characteristic of the millennial generation. Newly released 2015 Census data points to millennials’ role in transitioning America to the “majority minority” nation it is becoming. ...




The Degree Isn't Everything: Tips From MBAs On Getting Ahead

After getting a diploma, MBAs might think they have it all figured out. However, the best education is only one building block of future career success. No matter how well you did in b-school, it’s important not to get complacent. It’s easy to over-value your education credentials, especially with GMAC surveys reporting that 99 percent of employers end up satisfied with their MBA hires. ...




How trash talking at work could wreck your career

Watch what you say about your coworkers because you never know who might be listening.Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway was supposedly overheard making fun of fellow White House staffers at a D.C. party last Thursday. A spy began posting the gossip items on a @KellyanneLeaks Twitter account over the weekend. ...




The Best Things To Do When You're Between Jobs, According To Experts

Isn't it the worst when you're between jobs?! One minute, you're working too much, and the next, you're almost missing those long hours at the office. But what are the best things to do when you're between jobs, job-wise, money-wise, and overall life-wise? After all, even though you probably should be job-hunting and tweaking your resume and writing cover letter after cover letter, that doesn't mean you are day in and day out. ...




Here’s Exactly How To Procrastinate On Really Hard Projects

Go ahead, take a break to reward yourself before finishing that task, not just after.
 
 
You finally hit “send” on that report you spent all week writing, and you feel great. It was a long slog, but now you can finally pour yourself a well-deserved glass of wine and kick back–or just take a long, guiltless nap. ...




The Only 4 Speaking Tips You Need When You’re The Youngest One In The Room

Sure, you’re out of your depth, but you can still make a great impact.I was 30 years old and had only been a speaking coach for a year when my mentor set me up with a few meetings with senior execs in New York. At one of them, a public relations VP pulled me aside to say, “Our CEO is going on TV later today. ...




Eating at your desk? Your cubemates may be seething

It would happen like clockwork. At 8:10 every morning, a former coworker would arrive and unpeel a sandwich he had picked up at a local food truck.A fried egg sandwich.I dreaded it. After the rustle of paper and aluminum foil stopped, the stink of overcooked eggs and stale cooking grease would waft across the room, seemingly targeted at my desk. ...