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Erisa Ojimba

Articles By Erisa Ojimba

  • Should I disclose that I saw the pay range for the job?

    I've just been promoted to MIS manager and I know my new base salary is $22,300 less than the minimum starting salary for my title. Online market surveys support this claim. I can't admit that I have seen the comp band for my title because … Read more...

  • Is it time to revise my job description and ask for more money?

    My current salary is just under $29,000, and many other positions, including customer service and accounting clerks are now earning up to $2,000 more than I am. I don't think this is fair. Would I be justified in asking for a raise, even … Read more...

  • What to Look for Before, During, and After an Interview

    Despite its etiquette and formality, your interview can yield a wealth of information. The key to a successful interview is to bring some knowledge with you yet keep your eyes open for the intangibles, such as office culture and the staff's … Read more...

  • Tips on Evaluating a Job Offer

    Remember, you want an offer that matches your current employment status. A good starting point is to take the list of benefits from your current job and use them as a checklist for your new job. If you currently have short-term and … Read more...

  • How to Prepare Your References

    When asking people to serve as a reference, choose people who are unquestionably ready to offer a glowing report. If you won't be using them immediately, you should chose people that you would naturally keep in contact with as you move … Read more...

  • How Close to the Median Should I Be?

    If you have several years of experience performing a job and not only are fully proficient, but also can direct and lead the work of others, then you might target your salary above the middle of the range. Read more...

  • Should I counteroffer a negotiated salary offer?

    I received an offer lower than my desired salary. I talked it over with HR, and they met me almost halfway with a second offer. Is it appropriate to renegotiate to get closer to my desired salary, or is it time to accept their offer? Read more...

  • How do I convince my employer that I'm underpaid?

    I used your Salary Wizard and other sites to come up with a market value for myself. I found that I'm worth between $42,000 and $45,000 (I'm making $35,000 in base salary). When I approached my employer for a raise, he seemed extremely … Read more...

  • Should I ask for a lower starting salary?

    I am putting in my resume for a manager's position that has just opened up in the store where I am a sales associate. I have been in retail for about five years and with this company for about six months. I have a degree in textiles, … Read more...

  • Is this really a lateral move?

    I was offered a "promotion" from receptionist/office clerk to administrative assistant/office manager of a new venture in a different office. I inadvertently found out that the person they hired to replace me as receptionist/office clerk … Read more...