Employees who negotiate their salary — from initial offer to annual raises — can accrue almost $1 million more in lifetime income than their passive colleagues, according to new findings from Salary.com. Nearly half of the employees who participated in a recent survey can be counted among the passive.
When it comes to earnings prospects for the graduating class of 2013, not all majors are created equal. For new college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in engineering disciplines or computer-related fields, starting salaries are rising, new reports indicate.
Year after year, engineers are ranked among the highest-paid professionals in the U.S., both in terms of starting salary and mid-career income. In honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23), we look at the reasons why engineers command top-tier compensation, and what recent graduates, as well as experienced engineers, can expect to earn. Read more
Many employees believe that they are paid less than the value they bring to their companies. Yet during an unbalanced economic recovery, when more low-paying jobs emerge than positions with higher salaries, low salary offers are not uncommon. Job seekers must tackle this issue as early on as the initial job offer, with a few strategies in mind. Read more
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