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13 Boss Pieces of Career Advice from Nicole Lapin



When it comes to negotiating and owning your career, Nicole Lapin has been around the block. She was one of the youngest anchors to ever join CNN, and went on to be business and finance correspondent for Morning Joe on MSNBC and The Today Show on NBC and Bloomberg Television. More recently, she’s published two New York Times bestsellers all about how she got to where she is today—Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch.

As part of Raise Week, which was launched to empower career professionals to promote themselves and negotiate for what they’re worth (more on that here), Lapin stepped in to offer her career advice to Twitter users during a Twitter chat hosted earlier this week. Here’s Nicole Lapin’s advice on how to step up and claim your raise as you navigate your career.

1. Here’s when you should ask for a raise in a new job

2. On the best time to ask for a raise

3. When your employer says “no” to your initial negotiation…

4. On pursuing your passions (and being realistic about it)

5. On whether advanced degrees help you level up more quickly

6. How to work for yourself—but keep financial security in mind

7. On asking for overall compensation packages

8. Navigating raises as a woman in the workforce

9. How to get your employer to help you level up in your career

10. How much you should actually ask for when requesting a raise

11. On asking for stock options versus more salary for a raise

12. How to hustle within limitations

13. And finally…how to avoid looking like an entitled millennial

For more boss career advice, check out our helpful resources.


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