You're Worth It: 8 Tips to Help You Negotiate a Better Salary

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Your Mindset
This is a very important first step. One that cannot be overstated. You have to get in the mindset that asking for a higher wage is fair, and is important. Try to ... more 
Photo by: JessicaGale
Your Mindset
This is a very important first step. One that cannot be overstated. You have to get in the mindset that asking for a higher wage is fair, and is important. Try to demystify the idea that money shouldn't be talked about. Instead, think of it as something as important as getting the right kind of desk chair to support your back. Do not be meek. Be strong. You're not asking for a favor. You're asking for fair compensation for a job well done.

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Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
Are you underpaid? Chances are, the answer is yes. If you want to make more money, there are some distinct steps you must take in order to earn what you're worth. These strategies won't work at all, though, if you're a public servant who has had to take furloughs or you're otherwise stuck in a non-negotiable state. If you fit that category, your best bet is to find a home-based business you can start for cheap. Otherwise, read on for tips and tools you can use to negotiate a higher salary.


-By Kathleen O'Malley



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