Learning the Rules for Raises

You’ve been working hard, earning praise from your boss and coworkers. So when will those kind words translate into more money? To find out, start by arming yourself with facts — about how your company works and the strength of the labor market. A Complex Equation US companies increased their overall salary budgets by 2.8 percent in 2011, with a […]


I have been the boss of many employees in my career and in this post I’ll share exactly how most bosses think about employee compensation, so you can use it to your advantage. There is nothing more important to securing your financial future than getting paid what you are worth and your lifetime earnings are significantly impacted by every raise that you […]

The 9 Best Ways to Get Promoted at Your Job

Somebody asked me this recently: “what are the best ways to get promoted in my job?” I’ve had a lot of experience helping people do this as a recruiter (and doing it myself) so I decided to put together a master-list of strategies that work! These are the most powerful/important things you can do to get promoted at your job… […]

How to Get a Promotion at Work

That promotion you’ve been waiting for may not just happen. You might have to work for it proactively. Then you may need to ask for it, diplomatically. And then, gracefully, you will accept it. Here’s how. Set Yourself Up for a Promotion Before you get to take the next step on the career ladder, you have to prove that you’ve excelled at the one you’re on. Before you seek […]