Tag Archives: Salary

The Delicate Art of Declining a Job Offer

Declining a job offer can be anxiety producing. You might feel guilt or fear anticipating the prospective employer’s disappointment, frustration and—possibly—annoyance. Your refusal is the final chapter of the interviewing process with that prospective employer and you want your last impression to be as positive as your first obviously was with them. The legal marketplace…
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Reentry Lawyers: Easing Back into Practice

When you return to work after leaving law practice for any length of time, you need to prepare for a successful transition. You can jump right back in, like cannon-balling into a swimming pool full of icy water. But you might be wiser to dip your toe in first—and ease into it—getting used to the…
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Is it Legal to Ask About Salary History?

Candidates often struggle with the dreaded question: "How much did you make in your last job?" There never seems to be a right answer. If you respond honestly, you might price yourself out of an opportunity you really want despite the lower salary or, on the opposite end of the scale, receive an offer less…
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Knowledge is Power: Preparing to Negotiate Your Compensation Package

Preparation is key to effectively negotiating your compensation when either starting a new job or asking for a raise. Before negotiating, do your research to establish a reasonable salary range, know your bottom line and non-negotiables, consider alternative concessions, understand the employer’s constraints, recognize their “pain points” and your value in alleviating them. Don’t forget…
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