How To Ask For a Raise – And How Not To

I shall now tell you your desire. Wait, don’t say it… I can get this… You want a raise! Know how I knew that? Because everyone wants a raise. You’re about as unique in this desire as you are in liking cake. So now that the cat’s out of the bag and we all know … Continue reading How To Ask For a Raise – And How Not To

“Overqualified?” How to Shift Careers and Get the Job Anyway

My latest reader question is one that comes up often, and one that's definitely worth exploring. She writes: "I graduated at the onset of the recession with several magazine internships under my belt and a promised job. Things fell through; I looked to PR to ride the wave. On the side, I've freelanced copiously, and … Continue reading “Overqualified?” How to Shift Careers and Get the Job Anyway

Salary is Not a Four Letter Word

Every day I come across posts by job search experts, career advisers, coaches, and every other kind of self-imposed, trust-inducing title telling me the same thing: Never, ever, ever discuss salary during an interview process.  They say that it gives the job seeker a disadvantage; that it's putting all your cards on the table; that … Continue reading Salary is Not a Four Letter Word