Category | Salary

New Graduate Salaries

Posted on 03 January 2011

The robust economy drove up salaries for the Class of 2010, according to a recent survey of 104 colleges released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The most recent graduating class saw, on average, larger salary increases than did the Class of 2009. Some employers are even reporting that students, who recognize [...]

10 Rules for Smart Negotiators

Posted on 19 May 2009

Get tough and get what you deserve. In today’s tough economy, you have to be a strong negotiator to get what you want. Don’t shy away from asking your boss for that raise, especially if you’ve proven your worth to the company. Bargain for that plum assignment if you can (and will) get the job [...]

Evaluating a Job Offer

Posted on 18 May 2009

Nab it and grab it. That statement sums up the flawed philosophy of many jobseekers. Looking for a job can become a job, complete with its own fears and frustrations, but that doesn’t mean you have to jump at any opportunity that comes your way. Even in an uncertain economy, logic–not emotion–should be your guide [...]

Academic Executives Learn About New Pay Practices

Posted on 03 May 2009

Salaries are rising faster than the rate of inflation for top college administrators and executives, but most of them aren’t in it for the money. Like other nonprofit employees, they choose their career paths primarily for public service and other nonmonetary reasons. Top college development officers, in fact, cite money as low on their list [...]

Administrator’s Style Hits an Academic Roadblock

Posted on 21 April 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University’s secretive seven-member governing board issued an unusual statement recently: It stands behind the school’s president, Lawrence H. Summers. The board’s one-page letter to “the Harvard community” sets the stage for a possible showdown between Mr. Summers and his prominent faculty critics, who are moving toward a referendum on his leadership. [...]

Why Big-Bank Executives Seek Community-Bank Jobs

Posted on 11 April 2009

Can an executive who worked for one of the world’s largest banks for 30 years find happiness in a community bank with just two branches? Bill Bordin says he can. In 2004, the former senior vice president at Bank of America resigned from his employer of three decades to join Borel Private Bank and Trust [...]