Category Archives: salary

Partnering with a Staffing Agency

Chances are, you may be reading this post from your desk. And chances are, you’re “satisfied” with your current job, but does part of you wonder if the grass is greener on the other side? Or maybe this isn’t you at all. Maybe you’re a freelancer, looking for your next great contract. Or maybe you’re currently unemployed and have searched high and low for a job. The one thing that may benefit “all the above” is a simple solution: working with a staffing agency. They can be a valuable asset in finding the next great thing for you. In order … Continue reading

Get Ready College Grads!

Graduation is drawing near and it’s almost time to get out there in the job market! Let me guess, you’re concerned because the unemployment lines are long and the economy is spiraling out of control, right? Don’t fret, you may actually be positioned to have a better chance in these tough times due to shrinking budgets and clients more willing to take risks in order to get their work done! Although companies in the finance sector (Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch) took a major hit, there are still entry level positions to be had all over. And here’s how. Employers are … Continue reading

8 Tips for a Successful Negotiation

Regardless of whether you’re trying to negotiate through a contract, a fee with a client, or a rate increase, the premise behind my tips are guaranteed to help navigate these sometimes treacherous waters. Since my friends, family and consultants are continuously asking me questions like, “How can I make more money?” or “How do I know I can’t be making more?” in this scenario, I’ll use the example of negotiating a base salary or increase. If you’re already in a job or interviewing for a new one, the following tips should help make your next review or interview an enjoyable … Continue reading