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Subject:  Fuskie's Networking Digest - 120921 Date:  9/21/2012  3:58 PM
Author:  Fuskie Number:  48971 of 49528

It's been a while but here's the latest digest.

Salary Negotiation is About Facts, Not Myths
A rough translation of a myth could be "a legendary story, usually concerning a hero or event, especially one that is concerned with deities or some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature."

Many people play up salary negotiation as some kind of mythical exploit, as if a Cyclops from human resources was guarding a 10 percent salary increase. Perhaps only few select heroes can effectively navigate this rite of passage and pierce the heavily guarded castle.

In reality, as author Selena Rezvani puts it, a negotiation can simply be "a conversation that ends in agreement." So before you retreat back over the drawbridge, let's take a look at the other definition of a myth -- a falsehood -- and see if we can come out victorious.

8 Reasons It Pays To Take A Pay Cut
Just a few decades ago, the thought of taking a pay cut was preposterous.The idea was "more, more, more" and if the number of zeroes dropped, so too did your standing.

But times have changed. Given the unsettled economic environment, the only rule about salary is that there are no rules. In a society that has been taught to pursue ever-increasing paychecks, we are learning that sometimes taking a pay cut can actually be the more prudent career move.

5 Ways Career Transparency Will Help You at Work
Transparency is one of the most misunderstood concepts in executive circles. Clear to all ranks however, is the notion that a perceived lack of it can have a crippling effect on a leader’s reputation.

There’s clearly something to what Irish politician Gerry Adams once observed, "One man’s transparency is another man’s humiliation." However, done right, being transparent can enhance the brands of both executives and organizations, bolster credibility during crisis, and even serve as a strategic weapon in the rhetorical war for trust.

6 Insider Job Interviews To Get You Hired
Want to stand out from other job applicants? You will need high grades, demonstrable passion for your work and, of course,