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SALARY NEGOTIATION: Job Offer Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers | Quintessential Careers

What follows is a collection of the best and free job offer, salary information, and salary negotiation resources for job-seekers — to help you obtain the salary you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Salary Negotiation: The Complete Job Offer and Salary Negotiation FAQ for Job-Seekers — expert answers to list of the 20 most frequently asked questions from job-seekers about salary and job-offer negotiation.

The Quintessential Careers Salary Negotiation Tutorial Quiz — a great tool for testing your knowledge of salary negotiation tactics. A combination quiz and tutorial that not only tests your knowledge, but provides detailed information to give you deeper insights into the job offer process. Free.

Salary Negotiation, Compensation, and Job Offer Quiz — feel confident that you can negotiate the best compensation package from prospective employers? Test your skills.

Salary Negotiation Books — find the best books in print for helping you negotiate your best job offer.

Job-Seeker Job-Acceptance Letter Template — for putting your acceptance in writing to make sure you and employer are on the same page about the terms of the offer.


Achieve the Job Offer You Deserve by Avoiding These 10 Salary Negotiation Mistakes — knowing salary negotiation tactics and avoiding salary negotiation landmines are key to obtaining the job offer you deserve.

Job Offer Too Low? Use These Key Salary Negotiation Techniques to Write a Counter Proposal Letter — takes job-seekers through the key salary negotiation strategies you should apply when attempting to negotiate your best job offer.

Responding to Requests for Salary Requirements or Salary Histories: Strategies and Suggestions — a great article for dealing with requests for salary histories and/or salary requirements.

Salary Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts — the basic rules job-seekers need to succeed at salary negotiation.

Top Myths and Realities of Salary/Job Offer Negotiation — receiving job offer is exciting for job-seekers, but also stressful due to negotiating. Find top myths and realities of salary job offer negotiation.

Need help choosing between two or more job offers? Check out Comparing Two or More Job Offers, or, Comparing Two or More Executive-Level Job Offers.


Critical Compensation Tips: Key Salary Negotiation Advice — a no-cost collection of tips and strategies related to salary negotiation and compensation — to help all job-seekers — from entry-level to career-changers to executives.

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Indeed Salary Search — unlike traditional salary calculators that typically focus only on job titles, with Indeed’s Salary Search, you can use keywords (in addition to job titles). The results are based on an index of salary information extracted from more than 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Because of Indeed’s standing as the premier aggregator of job listings, the salary information gathered here is amazingly deep. No cost to job-seekers.

Best Outside Salary Resources:

Glassdoor — this multi-purpose site offers great salary information in which you can review salary information by occupation, industry, and company. In addition to its amazing salary database, job-seekers can also research prospective employers — and even search for new jobs.

Job Search Intelligence — a great salary research tool for job-seekers, with a comprehensive set of questions to provide accurate compensation data. (Currently offering information on 480 occupations, within 560 geographic regions.) Sources include the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and previous job-seekers. No cost to job-seekers.

PayScale — a salary assessment site that matches job-seekers job profiles with expected compensation through comparisons to compensation packages of job-seekers with similar skills and experiences — rather than through comparing simple job titles or zip code comparisons. Basic report is free, while more detailed reports are fee-based.

Salary.com — if you’re looking for help in determining the value of a job offer or what you are worth on the job market, then you need to come to this site where they have compiled a vast collection of salary reports on virtually every occupation. Free.

SalaryExpert.com — a comprehensive salary site offering salaries, benefits, and cost-of-living information for 30,000 positions in more than 45,000 locations. Job-seekers can find accurate salary data — the site even shows its sources for the information. From Baker, Thomsen Associates Insurance Services, Inc. Free to job-seekers.

SalaryList.com — provides real person, real position, real job and associated real salary information for many U.S. job titles — by job, company, and state. The site is maintained by MacroKey Data Research Group. No cost to job-seekers.

SalaryNegotiations.com — a great resource from Jack Chapman, the author of one of the best books on salary negotiation. Take the salary negotiation quiz and see if you know enough about negotiating.

Other Salary Resources for Job-Seekers:

JobStar — Salary Negotiation Strategies — a nice collection of links (kind of like this list) that offers tips and advice on salary negotiation.

Noel Smith-Wenkle Salary Negotiation Method — offers some insights from headhunter Noel Smith-Wenkle about how to properly negotiate salary offers.

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