Do feel free to bring up the sluggish economy, but only to illustrate what you can do to help the company through tough times.
Don't be afraid to ask about raises in
the future, if the figure offered is less than what you had hoped. Ask
for ways to tie your pay to your performance.
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...