How to Win at Salary Negotiations

salary negotiations

Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Katie! Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

For years I had a hard time figuring out how much I should be paid—and then asking for it. Yes, I struggled with confidence issues and imposter syndrome, but I mainly just didn’t know how to calculate what I was worth, and then make my case.

In theory, compensation is based on “objective” factors like seniority, years of experience, and the responsibilities of the job at hand—but who’s to say how much any of those things are actually worth?

Nobody’s going to go out of their way to give you money. At the end of the day it’s up to you to make yourself attractive to an employer. Easier said than done, though, right?

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Why And How You Should Negotiate Job Offers


Hi guys! Hope you enjoy today’s guest post from my friend, Trisha! Let us know what you think!

Finding your dream job isn’t easy. For many of us it’s not even a feasible option. However, two traits that are absolutely essential to your job searching success are patience and persistence. It’s so easy to become discouraged when searching for a new job, especially if you are in a bind. Yet, the sense of accomplishment and security you can feel when you land a great job is priceless.

What’s more, landing a new job (even if it is not your forever job) entails a great deal of dedication to your new employer. Basically, if you’re going to be spending 40 plus hours a week doing said job, you should be respected as an employee and be compensated according to your expertise regardless of gender, race, or religion.

The fact of the matter is, the pay gap is real. Statistics show that men are being paid significantly more than women. Raising awareness about this issue is the only sure-fire way to end such inequality, but in the meantime negotiating your salary is one way to even the playing field for all those involved in the employment game.

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Wear To Work Wednesday

wear to work wednesday september

  1. Ann Taylor Sleeveless Pocket Shell Blouse//Okay, I live in Florida so just because it’s September doesn’t mean I need to pull out my sweaters yet. I love a classic white or cream blouse and this one is perfect on its own or paired with a cardigan on top! Chic office attire? Check!
  2. Ann Taylor Petite Kate Dot Everyday Ankle Pants// Let me say this…I’m OBSESSED with this color!!!! I want everything in this color! Shirts, bags, shoes, everything! I’m a huge fan of the ankle length  too, and I don’t know what else to say besides that it’s the perfect fall staple. God, Ann Taylor never disappoints.
  3. Vince Camuto Scallop Pencil Skirt//Is it okay that when I saw this skirt I died a little bit on the inside? GAHHHH it’s SO PRETTY! Super feminine and romantic but still classy and put together and work-appropriate. On freaking point.
  4. Bauble Bar Circular Pave Bracelet// I typically include a lot of statement necklaces in these wear-to-work posts, but hellooooo, statement bracelets are a thing, too! I actually have this bracelet and it’s gorgeous in person. It goes with everything, and adds a little bling to any work outfit.


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Turning Your Internship Into A Career


Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend, Caroline! Let us know what you think!

An internship is a bridge between  sweet ol’ student life and professional employee! It’s a unique opportunity to taste-test a work environment before you actually commit and of course, to experience the ‘real world.’

Having said that, no two internships are the same, and it’s really important that every intern receives valuable insight and experience. A good program will let you join in on meetings and shoulder responsibility, and a great one will encourage you to actively contribute and be held accountable.

So here are few things to keep in mind if you’re looking to turn your internship into a career.

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Career Talk Tuesday: Share Your Drunken Weekend Stories With Your Friends, Not Your Coworkers

drunken stories

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties.

Over the next 10 weeks or so, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my new book. Make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already:

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How To Snag A Management Position


Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Mila! Let us know what you think!

Let’s face it, millennials are struggling in the job market these days. Despite being the most educated generation to date, a whole bunch of us are unemployed and others are UNDERemployed. Those of us who are underemployed have to deal with the fact that we’re likely under PAID too, and with all this student debt we’ve got to deal with, this isn’t the ideal situation!

We need to start moving up in our careers so that we can start earning enough sweet sweet moola to afford to pay our student loans, keep a roof over our heads, and save for our futures!

Often, one of the big steps to moving up in a career is some kind of management position. So how can you make sure you’re ready when that opportunity arises? Well, you can start off by recognizing managerial qualities in yourself. If you can see qualities in yourself that make a good manager, you ought to foster and develop them so that when a position becomes available, you’re seen as the obvious choice.

So here are some of the things you should focus on:

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Resume Strategies That Will Help You Get Hired


Hi guys! Hope you enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Sara! Let us know what you think!

When it comes to applying for jobs, your resume is the thing you rely on the most as it’s the first thing that the hiring manager will see. If your resume’s weak, you won’t even reach the interview stage, so here are a few tips to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Include Keywords In Your Resume

Before your resume will even reach the hiring manager, there’s a high chance that the company that you are applying for is using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). For this reason, it’s a good idea to keyword optimize your resume.

Where do you find the right keywords to use? Read the job description to understand what the company is looking for exactly. Particularly pay attention to the duties and required experience and include keywords from those sections. Make sure that you meet at least 50% of the criteria. If you don’t, then maybe this position isn’t the best fit for you, unless they’re looking to train new candidates.

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