Phase 4: Researching Salaries & Compensation

Think twice before you say money is not important.  Your salary and total compensation package, over time, ARE important.  Weigh carefully the kind of lifestyle and activities that you hope to afford, both short- and long-term, as well as your projected debt payments (if applicable).  This very practical matter is an important part of gaining a clear-eyed view of your career options.

Determining Salary

Negotiating Salary

And more...

  • "Young and In Debt", a feature in USA Today (January 2007) follows five twentysomething graduates as they struggle with high debt while starting out on their own.