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Steele’s Story – A Dream

Steele's Story - A Dream How a once naive corporate worker went from making a $55,000 salary to $145,000 in just five years! About five years ago, I was in a career making about $55K a year—tirelessly working a job that was unfulfilling and uninspiring. I received...

The Best Way To Grow Your Salary

The Best Way to Grow Your SalaryThere's one way, by far, that gets you the largest salary increases. You can grow your salary in many ways but there is one way, by far, that gets you the largest salary increases. SalaryMatters is, no doubt, all about helping corporate...

Loyalty to Big Corporations is Dead!

Loyalty to Big Corporations is Dead! The days of working your butt-off for a company with the hopes of reciprocity is long gone.In August 2007 I officially entered the corporate world as a recent grad school graduate during the worst economic recession in a generation...

Is Your Company Stealing Your Salary?

Is your company robbing you of the salary you deserve? If you got a promoted while working there, then more than likely, YES, they're absolutely stealing your salary. The one thing I painfully figured out early in my career is — the method that large corporations use...

Wait, You Quit After Getting A $20,000 Raise???

Maybe you’ve heard of this insanely viral story of the company that decided to make the minimum salary for all workers $70,000? Yep, everything in the building with a pulse gets at least 70 thousand buckaroos a year. I thought for sure that this CEO would be in the...

Never Put Your Home Address on Your Resume

Despite what the "career coach" talking heads may say, you should never put your home address on your resume. And if it’s there now, remove it! Many things on the SalaryMatters platform go against the conventional wisdom of the many "career coaches" out there trolling...

Your Resume: An Opportunity to Tell Your Story

Ask people how to write a good resume and you’re likely to get advice somewhere in the domains of: making sure your grammar and spelling are right, finding the balance between concision and clarity, highlighting your accomplishments, not just your duties, and other...