No, Wanting to Buy That New Car Isn’t a Reason to Ask for a Raise

Real-Life Salary Negotiation Tips for the Savvy Administrative Professional

By Brandi Britton

There’s just something about money that makes talking about it uncomfortable. That’s why asking your boss for a raise or negotiating pay after receiving a job offer can be intimidating. Money could come up as early as the first interview, so it’s important to be prepared for this conversation at any time.

It can be tricky to place a figure on your professional worth, even when you’ve been an administrative specialist for years. And if you’re just entering the workforce, how do you know whether a starting wage is a thumb up or down?

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