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5.03.2008

Salary Negotiation: Things to avoid

- Include your salary history on your resume. What you did in a job is much more important than what you were paid.

- Lie about your previous pay rate. Employers can often verify your salary history through your reference checks.

- Look at How Much Money Your Friends in Other Fields Are Making: You may be envious of your friends who are earning more money than you are. If they aren't working in the same field you shouldn't make those comparisons.

- Talk About How Much Money You Need: When you are going through salary negotiations, don't tell your boss (or future boss) that you need to make more money because your bills are high, your house was expensive, or your child is starting college.