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Paid Time Off from Work

Employers know their employees need a break once in a while. That's why companies offer paid time off (PTO) in the form of vacation...

Say “Hmmm” to the First Salary Offer

If you say "OK" to the first offer you hear, you are essentially throwing in the towel without a fight and giving up any...

Should Part-time and Full-time Workers be Paid Different Rates?

Q. Should there be a difference in wages between a part-time employee and a full-time employee doing the same job? A. In general, there should...

Should I Ask for a Raise to go Along with my...

Q. A coworker recently moved, and the owners decided not to hire a new employee. The office manager and I are splitting the extra...

What to do when a New Hire Earns More than you...

A: It can be demoralizing when an employer offers a bigger salary to someone who will have the same role as you, but it's...

Beware of the Top 5 Interview Mistakes

We've all heard stories of job candidates who looked great on paper but who were absolute disasters in person. With fewer interview opportunities available...

How Should I Calculate a Part-time Rate?

Q. When accepting a part-time position in an office and asked about salary requirements, what is the appropriate thing to say? How can you...

The Benefits of Working for the Government

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. The Federal Government offers a broad array of benefits...

Am I Kidding Myself if I Expect a 10 Percent Raise?

Q. What is the percentage range for raises in public accounting? Is the average really 4 to 5 percent? If I expect 10 percent,...

7 Signs that you’re Ready for Graduate School

  Grad school has increasingly become the butt of jokes recently. Amid the financial turmoil starting in 2008, plenty of recent and not-so-recent graduates with...

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