• How to Ask for a Raise During a Recession

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 10:51 am

    Asking for a raise when the economy is bad can make you look out of touch with reality and insensitive to your employer's business challenges. But if you don't ask, you don't get. Here's what you need to know before you go knocking on your boss' door.
  • Bump Up Your Bonus

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 11:55 am

    As companies continue to slash costs, bonuses are also getting whacked -- and not just on Wall Street. So how do you tap into whatever bonus pool still exists? Deliver the goods and then make sure supervisors know about it.
  • Get a Brand-new Job

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:54 am

    There's at least one benefit to making changing jobs: A quick salary increase.
  • Jump a Level

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:53 am

    The traditional way of increasing your earning power is to work toward a promotion. But in this economic climate, companies are more prone to adding responsibilities to your current role while maintaining the lower pay grade and job title. Here's how you can jump to that next level.
  • IT salaries take tiny leaps

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:41 am

    The go-go days of the late 1990s -- when Web developers and other IT professionals with hot skills were lavished with signing bonuses and other goodies -- are a distant memory. These days, employers are pulling in the reins on salaries.
  • IT skills that shine in uncertain times

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 8:43 pm

    The current economic climate could cause IT professionals to worry about finding and keeping jobs, but research released Thursday shows that despite the financial turmoil, workers with specific high-tech talents will continue to be in demand.
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