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The best time to plant a tree…was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. Chinese Proverb

Ok, so Connie and I are finally planting our “blog” tree.  For those of you who read our various newsletters and columns, THANK YOU.  We will still write those.  But this blog we can update more frequently.  I can also answer questions more immediately here…SixFigureStart got a question yesterday from a candidate being offered a lower salary than he expected.  He wants to mention that the offer doesn’t cover his living expenses…For those of you in salary negotiations, it’s NOT about your living expenses.  It’s about the company — what you can do for them and what they are willing to pay for it.  Check out my advice on getting a salary jump on Wetfeet: http://www.wetfeet.com/Experienced-Hire/Salary/Experts/Negotiating-Up.aspx.   Remember that salaries, like trees, grow over time and often are anchored in their original roots.  The best time to get the maximum salary is in the beginning of job and career.  But for those of you who aren’t switching jobs or started with a low salary, you can still become a better negotiator and ask for a raise…The best time to get a good salary is years ago, the second best time is today.

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