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Can a new company see how much you're being paid?

I'm currently on (for argument's sake) 20k. I'm due to get a pay rise to 25k soon. I'm going for an interview at a new company soon, and I know that they will ask me what my current salary is. Can I ...
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Joining a company being acquired

I've been made an offer to join a company that is the process of being acquired. Is there anything I need to ask or consider during my negotiation process based on the fact that they probably will ...
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Evaluating a Job Offer: Defined Benefit Retirement vs 401K is the salary increase enough to make the move

I am currently enrolled in the NYS Employee Retirement System and would get up to 66% of my highest three years as a retirement pension. My current employer also contributes $2800 a year to my private ...
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When applying for some jobs, why do they check your credit?

Why is it that some jobs check your credit score? Is this normal? Is it even legal?
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How can I estimate the value of private stock behind employee stock options?

I'm considering an offer with generous options. I have pretty high risk tolerance, so I'm just trying to estimate the expected value of the options. To the extent possible, I want to base this on the ...
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Was offered higher salary “later”, do I push for “sooner”?

At company X, I was offered a job at "The new office", A, which "We will be opening soon". The manager of the "new office" resigned, office A did not materialize. While a replacement for the manager ...
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Should I try to negotiate a signing bonus?

I recently asked how to estimate signing bonuses and got some good advice. But now I find myself in a slightly different situation. I've been offered the job, and I am very happy with the offered ...
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How to estimate a reasonable amount for a signing bonus?

I'll be receiving the details for a job offer in the next few days and I was wondering if there are any guidelines for negotiating or evaluating possible signing bonus amounts. Obviously, if they ...
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Specific data sources for negotiating salary on a job offer?

I am aware of lots of sources, like the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, GlassDoor, SalaryQuest, and Salary.com, Indeed.com's salary search, and the others that come up ...
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What to do when a job offer is made but with a salary less than what was asked for?

I got a job offer this morning from a place I interviewed at yesterday for a front end developer position in nyc. I told them my salary expectation is 75k in the email to which they responded to set ...
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What are the risks in changing jobs during closing on a house?

I am working for CompanyX and my closing date on the house is on 18th August. I just now got a job offer from CompanyY and I have accepted it. My start date is August 29th. I dont want to jeopardize ...
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Tax implications of my first well paying job

I start my first ever well paying job in two weeks. Since I start halfway through this year, my tax bill for 2011 will be much lower than 2012. Is there anything I can do to take advantage of this?
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What are the consequences of not respecting a notice period when leaving a job?

In Canada, is there a federal law of how much notice period an employer can demand? I thought the standard was 2 weeks, but then re-reading the fine print in the offer letter, I see it says : You ...
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Is it possible to defer income for a child's education

I have a 16 year old who will be going to college soon. I received a job offer that I have not accepted yet and it includes an annual bonus. Before accepting the offer I wanted to find out what ...
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Changing jobs as a strategy to build a good income?

In most professions, it seems that when you change jobs, you are eligible for a pay hike (at least up to a certain ceiling amount). My questions are: Is this a viable long term strategy to ...
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Contract job (hourly rate) as a 1099: How much would I be making after taxes?

I have an opportunity that would pay me $70 an hour but it would be corp to corp, which as far as I understand would mean I would need to do all my own taxes and Social Security. I live in Raleigh, ...
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Buying a house: Is it a problem if I switch jobs after qualifying for a mortgage but before closing on it?

Lets say I get started with the process of buying a house. I sign the sales paper and then secure a mortgage. After I sign the sales papers and sign on for a mortgage, but before closing I get a new ...
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Changing jobs: Should I cash out Roth 401(k) or move it to another account type?

I am currently looking at changing jobs from a large corporation to a smallish company. I currently have only about $4k in a Roth 401(k) though my current employer. The smaller company does not offer ...
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What's the proper way to negotiate a job offer's salary?

Say I receive an offer letter from a potential employer. They state clearly the offered salary, and I have a good idea how to value the benefits. With all that, it's less than I'd like. How can I ...
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What questions to ask a prospective employer when receiving a job offer?

What questions to ask a prospective employer when receiving a job offer?