Salary and Compensation

Know the rules when it comes to salary negotiations

STEM Jobs for Women: Beware of Unique Career Challenges

May 8, 2013
STEM Jobs for Women: Beware of Unique Career Challenges

……………Increasing the presence of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers has grabbed America’s attention recently. The release of a 2011 government study, Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation, highlights the disproportion of men to women in STEM roles and demonstrates the advantages that women in STEM careers achieve. Women earn…

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You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

April 10, 2013
You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

……………………A few nights ago I had a great conversation over Skype with the Isenberg Women in Business Society at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. They raised interesting questions, but one in particular reflected a universal dilemma all of us face one time or another. What do you do at work when you feel like…

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Do You Hate Your First Job (or Are You Confusing it with Your Boyfriend)?

September 19, 2012
Do You Hate Your First Job (or Are You Confusing it with Your Boyfriend)?

Considering the pressure put on students to obtain the perfect job after college, it’s surprising that the majority of them leave their work within the first two years. Today’s Generation Y professionals are not constrained by the job loyalty that their predecessors felt. Perhaps that’s why a recent Guardian Life survey revealed that young grads…

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Fair Compensation Depends on Your Attitude

May 30, 2012
Fair Compensation Depends on Your Attitude

Last week I presented to a group of executive women and relayed a story about compensation. As a senior banker, I met with my manager to discuss year-end bonuses for the junior officers. My boss had divided the group’s allotted amount and ran the figures by me. One particular banker was slotted to receive more…

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Salary Negotiations Early in Your Career

May 11, 2012
Salary Negotiations Early in Your Career

Even though it’s not unusual for a prospective hirer to ask “What is your current salary?” the question always sounds invasive. Maybe that’s why job candidates don’t spend much time preparing for the question, but they should. Of course the company representative wants to know what you’re earning now. Following negotiating theory, your response sets…

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Ask or You Shall Not Receive

May 30, 2011
Ask or You Shall Not Receive

 It’s time to come clean.  I was, or am, (not really sure… once one, always one?) an investment banker.  I was in hiding for a while, especially during the early days of the recession. Neither Capitol Hill, the news media, or…well, really anyone… seemed to like my type.   But as an investment banker, I gained a lot of…

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