A comprehensive site offering articles on negotiating, data on employment trends, hot issues in the work and hiring world, information about stock options, regional news, and a salary calculator. Geared a little more to the managerial level.
Negotiating your salary is a two-way street. It's important to come to a win-win solution since it can set the tone for your work life with the future employer. But wait until after you receive a job offer to start talking about salary. Everyone approaches the process differently. Use the tips on this page that you're most comfortable with.
Advice from resume expert Susan Ireland on salary negotiations. Particularly useful is her Salary Range Thinksheet, which is a worksheet that helps you figure out how much money you need to support your lifestyle (you will find this under the Preparing for Negotiations section).
Leigh Estabrook, who has counseled hundreds of library school graduates in her eighteen years as professor at and former dean of the University of Illinois’ library school in Champaign, urges students to be a little “mushy” in their negotiations with employers.
Should you be the first to mention money? What is your main goal in negotiating a salary raise? How do you prepare for negotiation obstacles? A negotiation expert gives tips in this article from the Harvard Management Communication Letter.
Candidates for library jobs should ask their prospective employers for the best possible package of salaries and benefits. In preparing to make this request, the candidates need to work out for themselves what they believe they are worth and to build the confidence to ask for it with conviction.