What to Put for Desired Salary

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In an ideal world, you’d get your desired salary without asking for it. But – in reality – that doesn’t always happen. In fact, when you’re filling out a job application, one of the trickiest questions to answer is what to put for a desired salary. It’s not always easy to know exactly how much …

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How to Ask About Salary in an Interview

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According to a survey by Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), 70% of professionals want salary to be the first message they hear from the recruiter, and 59% of candidates believe salary is the leading factor contributing to a feeling of having a fulfilling career. Yet, for many job seekers, addressing the subject of salary in …

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

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Although a few things in our lives are non-negotiable – like the soaring inflation rates and taxes – your salary package is, gladly, not among them. However, it is natural to feel uncomfortable negotiating salary once your job search ends and you have the offer you’ve been eagerly waiting for. Perhaps this explains why 59% …

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How Much Car Can I Afford Based on My Salary?

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It’s no secret that owning a car is expensive, especially due to the rising levels of inflation in the automotive industry.  Between the initial purchase price, insurance, gas, and maintenance costs, it can be tough to figure out just how much car you can afford.  But with a little bit of math and some knowledge …

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What Is a Good Salary?

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Judging your salary against someone else’s might seem tempting; but that approach, unfortunately, neglects several factors such as age, industry, and experience level. So, what is a good salary? And how can you determine whether you’re being paid well? Here’s a quick guide to evaluate your salary, identify a suitable pay range and – hopefully …

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Is a $40K Per Year Salary Good?

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The Bureau of Labour Statistics states that the median salary for workers in the US is around $1,041 weekly, which equates to $54,132 annually.  But what if you’re not being offered that much? Should you still take a job that pays less than the industry average? What if you’re being offered almost 14k lower than …

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How To Counter Offer Your Salary

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Let’s paint a picture.  It’s been months since you’ve been hunting for a suitable job. Customizing your resumé and applying to tons of job posts has you exhausted. Finally, you get an interview call, and it feels like your hard work has paid off.  But wait, your heart sinks when the interviewer tells you the …

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