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Presented With Employment Contracts Without A Written Offer
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Many things in life are a negotiation and this is one of them. If you need the job desperately, fill out the paperwork and wait for the offer. If you are not desperate, I suggest the following Ask ...

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If I already know the salary offered by the company, how should I negotiate?
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I have always negotiated for better salaries. I have never taken the offer 'as-it-stands'. That being said, I'm now self-employed! Rules I apply: Know compensation for similar positions. Use ...

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People keep pushing my information need to another person
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Email is lame for solving problems. Real problems get solved by speaking directly with people. Several options to consider: Do you need the information? Is it just convenient? If it is convenient,...

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Negotiate reduced hours with salary increase
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I've been consulting for +15 years. I'd never ask for fewer hours on a critical project. That sounds like you don't really care if the project is successful. In addition, asking for more money ...

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Tapering management's expectations on a research project
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I provide the different flavors of estimates. Here are two extremes: R/d (mostly research, just a little development) This is blue-sky work. I point management at the biggest possibilities ...

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How to handle salary+benefits negotiations?
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I have always negotiated for better salaries. I have never taken the offer 'as-it-stands'. That being said, I'm now self-employed! Rules I apply: Know compensation for similar positions. Use ...

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Job offer - Negotiating salary when leaving permanent job for contract/temp position
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You need to balance your market worth against the costs of being independent. X2 Rule of Thumb Assume you will be fired at any time because you're a contractor. Ask for at least (x2) what it costs ...

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How to get my boss to implement a more consistent workflow
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You need to do some soul searching. You need to decide the following: Is it them? Are you working for an unreasonable company that is putting out a ridiculously faulty product? Decide if you want ...

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Most of team formed clique and I want to leave the team. What should I tell my manager if I resign?
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Work is Work... I know many of us spend more time there than with our families / friends, but the reality is that in a capitalistic society you're there to make money for the company and therefore ...

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How to ask an employer for education benefits
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Careful... you may be barking up the wrong tree. I advise you to think about it from the employer's perspective. What do they gain by spending money on you for education? Why should they invest in ...

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How to indirectly convince a superior to accept needed change to my team's task list
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Cream rises to the top. Do the best work you can. When there is no work for your team, judge for yourself what would improve the product and get your team to work on making a demo of what might ...

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How do I include personal experience (such as travel) on my resume, or communicate it to an employer?
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A resume is to communicate your value to someone hiring you. You need to focus on: What is it that the organization seeks in hiring you? How do you provide a specific (and brief) enough resume to ...

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What to say to co worker who ignores you?
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Be careful. Don't mistake work for a social club. It is not. You're there to make the company productive, not to make friends. Concentrate on being the best employee you can be rather than the ...

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Posting health insurance details online
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I've never heard of it being against the law to discuss compensation packages. Is this in writing from your employer? From this (http://www.npr.org/2014/04/13/301989789/pay-secrecy-policies-at-work-...

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Following up on a contract offer negotiation with a start date coming up
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First rule of negotiating It is not a negotiation if you cannot walk away... it is complaining Decide for yourself. Are you: Desperate for a job - then take it and don't worry any more about it ...

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How hard to negotiate new salary?
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In the United States, the only way I've gotten a large raise was by taking on new responsibility. Here, I cannot expect to get more just because other companies offer more or because they offered a ...

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Renegotiating pay whilst in a fixed term contract
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Short answer You are not in a strong negotiating position. All negotiations begin with giving something to get something. What do you have to give in order to gain? Longer answer Immediately look ...

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Anticipating new role at current company
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If you are interested in a new position, ask about the new position! Never wait for somebody to ask you. You'll always be waiting. Don't seek a position "just for the money" If you have a bona fide ...

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Shortcuts across lawns
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Don't take a shortcut across the lawn. That is selfish (in the most objective definition of the word). People / companies spent time and money making the surrounding area beautiful. It is hard ...

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Does a letter of recommendation for a job have to be confidential?
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Letters of Recommendation are very specific to certain sectors and work (e.g. graduate school, military intelligence, ...). Most references are personal not letters. I advise asking existing ...

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Would get back to me but never did?
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I would say that your response is blunt and offers something you likely cannot provide - help in expediting. For that reason, I would pursue a different strategy. I suggest you consider the ...

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Should I bring my age into account when enquiring about a job?
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The first things on your mind should be: Do I have economic value? Does my potential employer understand my value? What can I do to make the company more money / value? If you're really talking ...

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Which personal information should I publish on my website as a resume?
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Ask yourself why you are posting public information about yourself. Are you: Hoping for unsolicited job offers? Creating a post to direct potential people that want to hire you? I am a highly ...

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Should I reconfirm an interview I already accepted via email?
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I'm interested in working for places that want to interact with me, not send me messages of convenience. I get more out of talking to somebody that information from an email or text. It seems to be ...

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How to help team members understand business constraints when making audit recommendations?
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I took a management class from a man that ran the production of the U.S. F-16 airplanes. He had a very wise expression in his closing slide. If an employee is not doing their job (including being ...

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