*

Ask The Salary Expert

How many times have you been in a job interview when you're faced with a situation or question to which you have no answer? Wouldn't it be great to have your own personal negotiation guru answering all of your questions. Well you're in luck. We're bringing you a bevy of experts skilled in the art of the job interview and negotiation in general. They're answering real reader questions from actual real-life situations, and giving out free advice. Whether you're wondering at what point in the process you should talk salary or you're stumped on how to ask for relocation assistance, our experts have you covered.

Related Articles

  • Do I have rights regarding my raise?

    When I was hired, the director of HR, who is no longer with the company, promised me a raise after six months of service and one year thereafter. Half the year I was working for an executive, and the other half I worked in human resources. Read more...

  • Was my raise too small?

    I just had my performance review about a week ago, and I was rewarded with a pay increase of 4.75 percent, which seems minimal at best. According to my calculations, this increase does not even cover the cost of living. Is it a common … Read more...

  • Should part-timers make a little extra in base pay?

    A prospective employer has told me that part-time employees receive a lower hourly pay than full-time employees for the same work. I have always understood that because part-timers don't receive benefits, the hourly pay was slightly higher. … Read more...

  • If my responsibilities increased after a layoff, should I make more?

    The whole point of a company laying off people is to have fewer people doing the same types of tasks. This in turn is supposed to reduce the company's overall expenses. When your boss asked you to find other things to add to your job, he or … Read more...

  • Layoff Survival Guide

    These 10 tips are good habits to get into to manage your career even in boom times. So even if you're one of the lucky ones who aren't concerned about being laid off, put the economy to work for you. Let it motivate you to get ready for an … Read more...

  • Real Life Salaries of The Apprentice Finalists

    Another riveting season of "The Apprentice" is over and has not disappointed with bigger boardrooms, louder candidates, and more innovative challenges. Reality TV buffs have long forgotten last season's winner and now turn their attention … Read more...

  • Money Markets and CDs

    Personal savings is the base of your financial pyramid. It is the foundation of your family's well-being and it's your starting point to building wealth. Starting a sound savings program isn't difficult, but it takes some thinking, … Read more...

  • First-Time Home Buyer Tips - Making the Offer

    Good real estate agents are invaluable when it comes time to make an offer on a house. Invariably the agent will provide you with a preprinted form of a purchase contract, which together you rework to fit your needs. The contract begins by … Read more...

  • First-Time Home Buyer Tips - Closing Time

    Closing is the last step in buying a home. Unless you are paying cash for the house, you cannot buy without backing from a lender, which comes in the form of a commitment letter. The lender will require that you have a homeowner's insurance … Read more...

  • Bonds - A Bond for Every Occasion

    Now that the roaring bull that was the stock market has been put out to pasture, let us turn our attention to bonds and bond mutual funds. With investors accepting the sad reality that stock values can drop as fast as they may rise, bonds … Read more...