The Busy Trap

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock

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Be Prepared to Talk Salary at an Interview

Discussing salary requirements is typically one of the most challenging and uncomfortable aspects of any interview process. When the salary question is asked, it’s not unusual for many candidates to squirm or offer a blank stare in response.
There are many variables that influence what a company has budgeted and can pay a new employee for a position. The pressure is elevated when salary is intentionally not referenced in a job description. At some point during the interview process, the dreaded question, “What are your salary requirements?” will inevitably emerge.

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