The salary question is illegal in MA

MA just passed a law making it illegal to ask your current or past salary before they have made you a job offer!

Here is the article.

I have to admit, I did not see that one coming.

Salary toys

It’s not how much you make, it’s…. okay, so it is how much you make.

Have some fun and compare what you make to the rest of the world. It can be an eye opener when you play with minor variations in titles. is a great place to go looking for good jobs. Monster […]

How to be ruined or win with the money question

Alice came in and told us she wanted $110,000 per year minimum or she wouldn’t even consider another job. We tried to get her to be reasonable. Because of her previous salary, $95,000 or less was much more reasonable. As recruiters we decided to send her anyway. When it got to negotiations the company […]

5 soft skills that mean big bucks for technical folks

You can separate yourself from the rest of the technical herd with these 5 skills. They really are the biggest differentiator in salary outside of raw technical prowess.

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How to answer “What do we have to pay you?”

Never…ever suggest they don’t have to pay you. What they pay for, they’ll value. What they get for free, they’ll take for granted, and then demand as a right. Hold them up for all the market will bear. (Lois Bujold)

” How much less than $55,000 will you take as a base salary?”

You probably […]

How much do we have to pay you?

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. (Hakuta)

It’s your first interview. Things are going well. The wall clock says you’ve been here 45 minutes. That’s good. Then the hirer sits back in his chair and asks, “How much do we have to pay you?”

This can be a […]