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October 14, 2015

Negotiating Before You Accept an Offer

By: Taunee Besson Q: I just got the job offer of my dreams, except for one thing. The compensation seems very low in view of the position's responsibilities and my prior experience. I would like to ask for a better compensation package, but I'm afraid I will lose the job…
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July 15, 2015

Choosing When to Accept a Job Offer

By: Taunee Besson Q: When I interviewed for two excellent jobs recently, I was reminded of the following fable: A farmer’s daughter wanted to marry, but was afraid her suitor wasn’t the best choice.  The farmer told her to walk down the first row of the corn field and pick…
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March 9, 2015

Getting the Upper Hand in Salary Discussions

By: Taunee Besson Q: "When discussing salary during a job interview, how do I avoid giving a specific dollar amount before my potential employer does? I don't want to seem difficult, but I don't want to lock myself into a lower salary range than the company had intended." A: The…
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January 26, 2015

Show Me the Money!

By: Taunee Besson Q: While the economy is in the pits, my company is having a record year and is sitting on a mountain of cash.  Yet we employees are not getting a share of this largess.  Shouldn't we be rewarded for our exceptional effort in a tough market?  Actually,…
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January 19, 2015

Counteroffers Part 2: Should You Trust One From a Potential Employer?

By: Taunee Besson Suppose a potential employer presents a compensation package less than what you are expecting, then ups the ante when you decline. Would you refuse her proposal because anyone who offers less than what you're worth initially is probably a long-term Scrooge? Would you assume your potential employer…
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November 24, 2014

Counteroffers: Are They Benefit or Detriment?

By: Taunee Besson Have you ever been approached by your current company with a counteroffer to keep you from jumping ship? What did you do? Take the money and be glad to get it? Wonder why you had to "leave" to generate some financial appreciation? Counteroffers are mixed blessings. While…
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October 6, 2014

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

Few of us really revel in the chance to negotiate, but it's a skill job seekers and hiring managers both ought to master.  Today, Taunee Besson, career transitions expert and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions brings us some pointers on how to get the salary and benefits you're after…
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July 25, 2014

Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

By: Sean Nealon Study finds men with wider face are successful when negotiating for themselves, but not so when the situation requires compromise and collaboration RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Having a wider face helps men when they negotiate for themselves, but hurts them when they are negotiating in a situation…
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June 16, 2014

Test your Negotiating IQ

Are you a skilled negotiator, or do you shrink from the opportunity to defend your position?  Taunee Besson, career transitions expert and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions can offer some excellent guidance here for both the experienced negotiator and the newbie at the table. — Maurice Gilbert When you want…
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April 21, 2014

Negotiating 101

Today Taunee Besson, an expert on career transitions and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions, shares advice on how to negotiate effectively.  Read on for sound guidance on preparing for and carrying out negotiations over job offers and throughout your career. -- Maurice Gilbert Most people think of negotiating…
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