Winning the Salary Negotiation: Negotiating the Pay you Deserve

Salary negotiations are a challenge for most workers. Striking the right tone, being confident without being cocky, and crafting the business case for why you deserve more is a career skill in itself. Follow this link to learn more from …

Ask Alexis | How Should I Behave in a Salary Negotiation?

Dear Ask Alexis, So, I’m pretty sure I’m going to get the job (wohoo!) but I need some negotiating advice. If I get an offer, how should I behave during salary and benefit negotiations? Help! Sincerely, Cautiously Optimistic *** Loving …

4 Lines That’ll Catch You Off Guard During Salary Negotiations (and How to Prepare)

You want to be prepared for your upcoming salary negotiation, so you plan to research the standard pay range and practice asking for what you want. Those steps are certainly valuable, but they’re not enough. Too often, people lose money …

3 Strategies for Answering “What Are Your Salary Expectations?” in an Interview

When you’re in the middle of a job interview, a question like “What are your salary expectations?” can make you panic. You don’t want to say something too high and price yourself out of a job you want or need, …

Interview Q&A | “What’s Your Current Salary?”

If you’ve been on at least a few interviews (or even if you’ve just filled out a few online applications), then you are most likely familiar with this question: “What’s your current salary?” And, oh, the agonizing over how to …

Called Back for a Second Interview? Prepare to Answer These 10 Questions

After submitting a polished resume and cover letter, you aced the answers to common interview questions during your phone screen and/or first-round interview and got invited back for the second interview—in other words, the real deal. Second interviews can take …

What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job

It is easy to believe that being overqualified for a job is a good thing. After all, is there anything better than feeling self-assured? Imagine this scenario: your attention is drawn to a job opening, but the experience required is …

So you want to be a…Buyer/Purchasing Agents

What They Do Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations to use or resell. They evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review the quality of products. Typical duties include the following: Evaluate suppliers on the basis of the …

9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer

Give these questions some thought before committing to the company. After revising your resume countless times, building professional relationships throughout college, and making it through the interview process, you finally have an offer in hand. While this is an incredibly …

The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

Here is a shortlist of some common benefits currently being offered at many organizations across the sector. Take a read through to understand what each benefit may include as well as what questions to ask (and what you may want …