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3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Negotiating Pay

When the conversation turns to compensation, many job applicants get nervous or uncomfortable and are reluctant to talk about the kind of salary and benefits they expect for a position. These mistakes can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. Here are the three most common ones -- and tips on how to avoid them.

How to Compete With Younger Job Seekers

While it is illegal for employers to discriminate based on age, many older job seekers state that it happens regularly. So what is a seasoned, gracefully aging and intelligent professional to do? Consider a few updates to help you compete with younger job seekers.

Divide Your Job Search Time Among Three Methods

It's been said that "finding a job is a full time job", but it's difficult to spend 40 hours a week either performing rote tasks on the computer, or being out in the marketplace being told "no" all day long. Dividing your efforts among three different job search strategies will not only allow you to work longer hours in your job search without going stir-crazy; it will also lead to better results.

How to Follow-Up After an Interview

Sometimes, the most stressful part of an interview is the waiting that comes after the interview has taken place. Did the interviewers like you? Are they still interested in moving forward with you? Will you get the job? These questions can be stressful to think about when you're waiting to hear back. Here is a good way to follow-up after the interview that stays within the professional lines.

The Full-Time Job of Finding a Job

If you're a job seeker, you can find yourself struggling to balance the demands of finding a new job and being tempted by your newfound free time. When you're checking job postings earlier than you ever showed up to the office, it dawns on you that a job search is its own full-time gig.