Avoid Worst Salary Mistake Ever


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Going in to negotiate your salary is no time to be short on comparison information. Don't make the mistake of not knowing what you're worth!

Here are some quick, helpful tips to get you started.

Mark Swartz - CareerActivist.com
Monster.ca's National Career Coach

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Avoid Worst Salary Mistake Ever

  1. 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />AVOID THE<br />WORST<br />SALARY MISTAKE<br />EVER<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />WHAT IS<br />THE WORST<br />SALARY MISTAKE EVER?<br />
  3. 3. 1. WHAT IS THE WORST SALARY MISTAKE EVER?<br /><ul><li>The biggest salary negotiation mistake of all is simply this: not knowing in advance the range an employer you’re interviewing with pays for the type of job you’ve applied for
  4. 4. If an advertised job does not state its salary range, it’s up to you to find out – before the interview (and definitely before a job offer)</li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />GET A GENERAL IDEA<br />OF PAY RANGES <br />FOR YOUR JOB<br />
  5. 5. 2. GET A GENERAL IDEA OF PAY RANGES<br /> FOR YOUR JOB<br /><ul><li> You already know what you’ve been earning throughout your career. But is that consistent with what others are getting paid? Use the Monster.ca SalaryWizard® to compare
  6. 6. Also try our free Career Benchmarkingtool as a signed-in member for additional comparison
  7. 7. Canada’s federal government has a useful salary resource as well, at Labour Market Information</li></li></ul><li>3<br />.<br />ASK AROUND<br />FOR SPECIFIC<br />SALARY INFO<br />
  8. 8. 3. ASK AROUND FOR SPECIFIC SALARY INFO<br /><ul><li>If you areworking with recruiters or placement agenciesas part of your job search, they should be able to give you a very good idea of what specific employers pay for employees like you
  9. 9. You can also query your networks on Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn and other social media sites, to see if anyone knows these details</li></li></ul><li>4<br />.<br />DON’T FORGET<br />THE VALUE<br />OF BENEFITS<br />
  10. 10. 4. DON’T FORGET THE VALUE OF BENEFITS<br /><ul><li>Job-seekers tend to focus on salary when they negotiate a job offer. “If only they’d give me another 15% in pay I’d be truly happy.” So if the employer won’t budge on salary, think about what your benefits are worth. An extra week of paid vacation, a good pension and insurance plan, and some flex-time hours might well be worth that 15% pay raise or more.</li></li></ul><li>more on this topic:<br />The Worst Salary Negotiation Mistake EVER<br />more career advice:<br />http://career-advice.monster.ca<br />join us on:<br />