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Everything You Need to Know About Your Startup Stock Options

Stock options are one of the biggest perks of joining a startup. In exchange for taking a lower salary than you’d earn at a more established company, you get the opportunity for...
Everything You Need to Know About Your Startup Stock Options
Jake Butler
May 21, 2024
7 min

What to put for desired salary on application

The desired salary question is a perfect example of how most job applicants make an easy mistake. But how you answer specific questions on the application can determine whether...
What to put for desired salary on application
Jake Butler
May 21, 2024
11 min

The top 13 best job search engines

For job seekers, finding a new job can be a daunting task. On average, U.S. job seekers will spend about 5 months looking for their next position. And while 60% of...
The top 13 best job search engines
Jake Butler
May 14, 2024
19 min

7 signs you will get the job after an interview

Interviewing for a new role is a stressful and emotional experience. Add in the pressure of wondering if you’re going to get a job offer after a series of grueling interviews...
7 signs you will get the job after an interview
Jake Butler
May 7, 2024
10 min

Should You Always Negotiate Salary?

Over 50% of employees report feeling very uncomfortable with the idea of asking for money so they avoid the discussion altogether...
Should You Always Negotiate Salary?
Jake Butler
May 6, 2024
15 min

How to use the STAR method to ace your interviews

We’re not all natural interviewers, and that’s okay. The pressure of the interview, all the past examples we can pull from, and how you decide to share those experiences can be..
How to use the STAR method to ace your interviews
Jake Butler
April 19, 2024
7 min

Common Software Engineering Interview Questions

There are too many possible interview questions for software engineering roles to prepare for them all in detail. You can do better than other candidates by understanding the goals
Common Software Engineering Interview Questions
Jake Butler
April 18, 2024
7 min

Common Sales Interview Questions and Answers

I hired over 100 salespeople during my time at career at DoorDash. During my tenure, I found that myself–and my peers–asked many of the same questions in the early stages of...
Common Sales Interview Questions and Answers
Jake Butler
April 11, 2024
7 min

10 Questions You Should Ask the Hiring Manager in a Job Interview

This is important. The hiring manager will learn a lot about the questions you ask them during the interview process, and you, too, can learn more about the company and the role.
10 Questions You Should Ask the Hiring Manager in a Job Interview
Jake Butler
April 10, 2024
7 min

9 Tips on How to Counteroffer in a Salary Negotiation

Negotiating a salary offer can feel daunting and overwhelming. And for most employees, fears of rejection stop them from even trying to negotiate. But here’s what most jobs...
9 Tips on How to Counteroffer in a Salary Negotiation
Jake Butler
April 4, 2024
7 min

18 Expert Tips on Salary Negotiation 

Salary negotiation can be a difficult skill to learn. For most employees, negotiating salary only happens in the 5 -7 times they change jobs in their career...
18 Expert Tips on Salary Negotiation 
Jake Butler
March 29, 2024
10 min

10 Tips to Write a Salary Negotiation Email

Crafting a compelling salary negotiation email can be the game-changer in securing the paycheck you deserve. In this listicle, we break down the essential elements for mastering...
10 Tips to Write a Salary Negotiation Email
Jake Butler
March 26, 2024
10 min

How we protect your privacy at FairComp

FairComp provides world-class privacy and security for our users. It’s not just marketing, but a measure of integrity and care for our users. Our approach ensures your most...
How we protect your privacy at FairComp
Greg White
March 25, 2024
15 min

What are job levels?

You might have come across the term levels when researching salary and compensation. We often mention it in the context of FairComp. But what does it mean? This short article...
What are job levels?
Jake Butler
March 20, 2024
3 min

The Ultimate Salary Negotiation Script For Every Scenario

Instead of relying on limited experience, consider the following best practices for salary negotiation—and get specific salary negotiation script examples you can use today.
The Ultimate Salary Negotiation Script For Every Scenario
Jake Butler
March 19, 2024
15 min

FairComp Mission & Vision

Access to a good job and fair pay is critical to survival. Yet employers often set the wage. Employers hoard pay data and mystify the process of setting your pay to keep...
FairComp Mission & Vision
Nolan Church
March 6, 2024
10 min

How to negotiate an offer when a company doesn't negotiate

Companies sometimes adopt a compensation philosophy where they don’t negotiate job offers. These are called “set rate” offers. It may sound like there’s nothing you can do...
How to negotiate an offer when a company doesn't negotiate
Greg White
March 5, 2024
10 min

Can you lose a job offer for negotiating?

Rescinding a job offer is extremely rare, but it happens. In my 13 years of experience as a recruiter, I've only done it three times. The biggest reason was that...
Can you lose a job offer for negotiating?
Nolan Church
February 29, 2024
10 min

How to get a raise or promotion in the next 6 months

Every company has that employee who consistently delivers and consistently gets rewarded. We're giving you an inside look at what sets them apart.
How to get a raise or promotion in the next 6 months
Jake Butler
February 29, 2024
5 min

How to ask your boss for a raise or promotion

This conversation might seem scary. We’re going to make it easy – but it requires you to be a top-notch performer, don’t overthink the conversation itself, we’ll guide you through.
How to ask your boss for a raise or promotion
Jake Butler
February 29, 2024
5 min

You should talk to your friends about your salary. Here’s why (and how).

Talking about your salary with friends has long been a taboo topic, but that's changing, and it comes with a multitude of benefits.
You should talk to your friends about your salary. Here’s why (and how).
Jake Butler
February 29, 2024
5 min

What to do before you accept a new job offer

It’s common for candidates to react and make hasty decisions when they receive a job offer. Don’t worry though. We’re here to help. Accepting a job offer is a big deal...
What to do before you accept a new job offer
Nolan Church
February 29, 2024
10 min

How to write a salary negotiation email

Wondering how to send a salary negotiation email? We'll break down a few tips to help you negotiate via email.
How to write a salary negotiation email
Nolan Church
February 26, 2024
7 min

How to respond when a recruiter asks: "What's your salary expectation?"

If you read nothing else beyond this sentence, take this away: Never tell a recruiter what your salary expectation is.
How to respond when a recruiter asks: "What's your salary expectation?"
Jake Butler
February 23, 2024
5 min

How to make your job application stand out

Have you applied for a job and never heard back? You’re not alone. Let's discuss ways to make your job application stand out so you get a callback.
How to make your job application stand out
Jake Butler
February 23, 2024
5 min

The Problem with Glassdoor and other Salary Data Sources

Glassdoor and similar competitors might offer shiny data wrapped in filters, but the problem with all of these options is the same: none of them verify the data.
The Problem with Glassdoor and other Salary Data Sources
Nolan Church
February 15, 2024
8 min

The Importance of Salary Data when Negotiating Job Offers

Outside of using free, unverified data online to attempt a better approach at negotiating salary, employees sometimes have access to two other options—surveys and professional...
The Importance of Salary Data when Negotiating Job Offers
Nolan Church
February 15, 2024
8 min

What to put for desired salary on application

The desired salary question is a perfect example of how most job applicants make an easy mistake. But how you answer specific questions on the application can determine whether...
What to put for desired salary on application
Jake Butler
May 21, 2024
11 min

Should You Always Negotiate Salary?

Over 50% of employees report feeling very uncomfortable with the idea of asking for money so they avoid the discussion altogether...
Should You Always Negotiate Salary?
Jake Butler
May 6, 2024
15 min

9 Tips on How to Counteroffer in a Salary Negotiation

Negotiating a salary offer can feel daunting and overwhelming. And for most employees, fears of rejection stop them from even trying to negotiate. But here’s what most jobs...
9 Tips on How to Counteroffer in a Salary Negotiation
Jake Butler
April 4, 2024
7 min

18 Expert Tips on Salary Negotiation 

Salary negotiation can be a difficult skill to learn. For most employees, negotiating salary only happens in the 5 -7 times they change jobs in their career...
18 Expert Tips on Salary Negotiation 
Jake Butler
March 29, 2024
10 min

10 Tips to Write a Salary Negotiation Email

Crafting a compelling salary negotiation email can be the game-changer in securing the paycheck you deserve. In this listicle, we break down the essential elements for mastering...
10 Tips to Write a Salary Negotiation Email
Jake Butler
March 26, 2024
10 min

The Ultimate Salary Negotiation Script For Every Scenario

Instead of relying on limited experience, consider the following best practices for salary negotiation—and get specific salary negotiation script examples you can use today.
The Ultimate Salary Negotiation Script For Every Scenario
Jake Butler
March 19, 2024
15 min

How to negotiate an offer when a company doesn't negotiate

Companies sometimes adopt a compensation philosophy where they don’t negotiate job offers. These are called “set rate” offers. It may sound like there’s nothing you can do...
How to negotiate an offer when a company doesn't negotiate
Greg White
March 5, 2024
10 min

Can you lose a job offer for negotiating?

Rescinding a job offer is extremely rare, but it happens. In my 13 years of experience as a recruiter, I've only done it three times. The biggest reason was that...
Can you lose a job offer for negotiating?
Nolan Church
February 29, 2024
10 min

How to get a raise or promotion in the next 6 months

Every company has that employee who consistently delivers and consistently gets rewarded. We're giving you an inside look at what sets them apart.
How to get a raise or promotion in the next 6 months
Jake Butler
February 29, 2024
5 min

How to write a salary negotiation email

Wondering how to send a salary negotiation email? We'll break down a few tips to help you negotiate via email.
How to write a salary negotiation email
Nolan Church
February 26, 2024
7 min

How to respond when a recruiter asks: "What's your salary expectation?"

If you read nothing else beyond this sentence, take this away: Never tell a recruiter what your salary expectation is.
How to respond when a recruiter asks: "What's your salary expectation?"
Jake Butler
February 23, 2024
5 min

Everything You Need to Know About Your Startup Stock Options

Stock options are one of the biggest perks of joining a startup. In exchange for taking a lower salary than you’d earn at a more established company, you get the opportunity for...
Jake Butler
May 21, 2024
7 min

How we protect your privacy at FairComp

FairComp provides world-class privacy and security for our users. It’s not just marketing, but a measure of integrity and care for our users. Our approach ensures your most...
Greg White
March 25, 2024
15 min

What are job levels?

You might have come across the term levels when researching salary and compensation. We often mention it in the context of FairComp. But what does it mean? This short article...
Jake Butler
March 20, 2024
3 min

FairComp Mission & Vision

Access to a good job and fair pay is critical to survival. Yet employers often set the wage. Employers hoard pay data and mystify the process of setting your pay to keep...
Nolan Church
March 6, 2024
10 min

You should talk to your friends about your salary. Here’s why (and how).

Talking about your salary with friends has long been a taboo topic, but that's changing, and it comes with a multitude of benefits.
Jake Butler
February 29, 2024
5 min

The Problem with Glassdoor and other Salary Data Sources

Glassdoor and similar competitors might offer shiny data wrapped in filters, but the problem with all of these options is the same: none of them verify the data.
Nolan Church
February 15, 2024
8 min

The Importance of Salary Data when Negotiating Job Offers

Outside of using free, unverified data online to attempt a better approach at negotiating salary, employees sometimes have access to two other options—surveys and professional...
Nolan Church
February 15, 2024
8 min

The top 13 best job search engines

For job seekers, finding a new job can be a daunting task. On average, U.S. job seekers will spend about 5 months looking for their next position. And while 60% of...
Jake Butler
May 14, 2024
19 min

7 signs you will get the job after an interview

Interviewing for a new role is a stressful and emotional experience. Add in the pressure of wondering if you’re going to get a job offer after a series of grueling interviews...
Jake Butler
May 7, 2024
10 min

How to use the STAR method to ace your interviews

We’re not all natural interviewers, and that’s okay. The pressure of the interview, all the past examples we can pull from, and how you decide to share those experiences can be..
Jake Butler
April 19, 2024
7 min

Common Software Engineering Interview Questions

There are too many possible interview questions for software engineering roles to prepare for them all in detail. You can do better than other candidates by understanding the goals
Jake Butler
April 18, 2024
7 min

Common Sales Interview Questions and Answers

I hired over 100 salespeople during my time at career at DoorDash. During my tenure, I found that myself–and my peers–asked many of the same questions in the early stages of...
Jake Butler
April 11, 2024
7 min

10 Questions You Should Ask the Hiring Manager in a Job Interview

This is important. The hiring manager will learn a lot about the questions you ask them during the interview process, and you, too, can learn more about the company and the role.
Jake Butler
April 10, 2024
7 min

How to ask your boss for a raise or promotion

This conversation might seem scary. We’re going to make it easy – but it requires you to be a top-notch performer, don’t overthink the conversation itself, we’ll guide you through.
Jake Butler
February 29, 2024
5 min

What to do before you accept a new job offer

It’s common for candidates to react and make hasty decisions when they receive a job offer. Don’t worry though. We’re here to help. Accepting a job offer is a big deal...
Nolan Church
February 29, 2024
10 min

How to make your job application stand out

Have you applied for a job and never heard back? You’re not alone. Let's discuss ways to make your job application stand out so you get a callback.
Jake Butler
February 23, 2024
5 min