As much as they would possibly give you, right? In my newest article for Philly.com, I discuss some strategies for answering the salary question. How you best answer depends on what you already know and how far into the interview process you are when they pop the question. You'll almost always have more leverage later in the process (once the employer is more invested in you as the idea candidate and you have a better sense of what the job would really look like).
I recently had another great reader question over at Philly.com - this one was about how to use vacation days without putting undue stress on coworkers in a small department. If this sounds like something you have to deal with, take a look!
Being a full-fledged adult doesn't necessarily mean you're free from childish situations. There's been a lot of media attention regarding bullying, but mostly the school yard variety. In my latest article for Philly.com, I share some advice for how to handle yourself if your boss is the one pushing you around.
I love answering reader questions at Philly.com and I love talking about workplace flexibility, so I was very excited to share some advice with a single mom who wants to find a way to shift her hours or possibly work from home while keeping her current job. If you have questions, get in touch with me directly to schedule a free consult or fill out Philly.com's reader question form: http://www.philly.com/philly/jobs/256598541.html
Are you thinking about entering a new field - either as a career changer or as an entry-level employee? Strategic volunteering can be a great springboard. I love talking about strategic volunteering, and in my new Philly.com article, I share a couple of great resources - one local, one national - to help prospective volunteers find the perfect opportunity.
If you work in public relations or any highly "visible" profession (or you aspire to), I have some career tips to help you get ahead in this growing field. Reneé Velez serves on the Communications Committee with the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and asked me to share some thoughts with the PPRA blog's readers. If you're a PR professional, let me know if there are any tips or tricks you feel others in the field ought to consider as they seek to advance their careers.
These 7 essentials will help you plan and execute the smoothest job search possible. I share some organizational strategies and tools in my latest Philly.com article.
It's a rare, almost mythical, workplace where everyone gets along perfectly all the time. And sometimes conflict or competition can actually produce great work. But if you find yourself in the position of simply not liking a coworker or frequently frustrated, check out my newest article for Philly.com, where I share some great tips from executive coach and business strategist Irina Baranov and Kelly Poulson, VP of Talent and Operations at Allen & Gerritsen.
And did you know the staff over at Philly.com have set up this page where you can ask me any career-related questions? (I guess you could try asking other questions, too, but I'm not really an expert on which shirt you should wear with those pants or how to get red wine stains out of your dress socks.)
I got a great reader question this week from a recent grad who wanted to know if it's OK to round up your GPA. Click here to see my advice.