Starting a business

13 tips: How to negotiate a higher starting salary for a new job during interview

There are two kinds of salary negotiations. One is when you are negotiating a starting salary & perks with a new company at the interview stage. The other is when you are negotiating a salary raise within a company you’ve been with for a while. job negotiationLet’s talk about the first kind: negotiating a higher starting salary for a new job. Here’s something no one will tell you: what you can get out of a salary negotiation is very much predetermined by your starting position. It’s not about using clever words (#3), deceipt (#13), or keeping a poker face (#1) (although that helps). But ultimately, it all starts with this:
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Starting a business

I wanted to change my husband

This post is not mine; it's by Pam Satran, originally published in Parenting magazine. I just loved it! Enjoy.
Book cover. NOT the book mentioned here. Book cover. NOT the book mentioned here. I wanted to change my husband. Not in any huge way. He doesn't have any horrible habits - blowing his paycheck on the ponies, sleeping with my relatives - that I needed to break him of. I wasn't out to make him taller, or smarter, or sexier. No, it was tweaking he needed, improvement of the usual marital kind. What if, for instance, I could get him to do more around the house? Get him to adore doing dishes, relish handling the taxes? What if I could make him a masseur? A touch more patient and a tad more thoughtful - a little more prompt and a bit more cuddly?...
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