Professionals Aim to Negotiate Salaries

Seven pitfalls to avoid when talking about compensation


MENLO PARK, CA, April 28, 2011 -- Talking about compensation with a potential employer can be a nerve-racking experience, especially in a tight job market. But most of today's professionals aren't shy about asking companies to show them the money, a new Robert Half International survey suggests. Eight in 10 (81 percent) workers interviewed said they're comfortable negotiating a higher salary or better benefits, with 44 percent indicating they are very comfortable.


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