12 Dos and Don'ts for Negotiating Salary in a Tough Economy

Don't Leave Money on the Table Just Because Times Are Tough

In an economy that's less than robust, more companies than ever are cutting back -- not only on their workforce, but also on the compensation and benefits they offer.

Whether you are applying for a new position, or you are just up for your annual review, you might feel lucky to just have a job.

Before you settle, know that you can negotiate a salary in a tough economy. This article explores 12 dos and don'ts that will increase the odds you get what you deserve.