Olivia Jaras

World Acclaimed Salary Negotiation Expert

International, Award Winning Author

Gender Wage Gap Expert

International Speaker (in English and Spanish)

Top 10  Resume Experts in the US

CEO and Founder of Salary Coaching for Women


Olivia Jaras “The Resume Guru”


Want to get hired? Your résumé should look like this.

By Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business

November 15, 2018



How reading body language can help you get a raise.

By Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business


Mercado Media Network

This Annual Summit offered a unique platform for women in the Dominican Republic to discover incredible paths and examples from women who have succeeded in changing the rules of the game.

Olivia is a key player in this scenario, since she is changing the rules by empowering women with the techniques she has developed for women to negotiate salaries. 

Women Leadership Summit "Game Changers"


Olivia’s presentation: Know Your Worth? Encouraged women to raise questions related to there working reality. Are they being paid enough, are they satisfied with their work conditions? Are they getting what they are really worth?  


“The Takeover:Women Leaders...

On Friday, February 16, nearly 200 women turned out for the 2018 SWFL Women’s Business Summit hosted by the Lee County Economic Development Office at Florida SouthWestern State College.  The event doubled attendance in its second year. This year’s theme was “The Takeover: Women Leaders Who Set a New Bar” and featured speaker Olivia Jaras.

How To Negotiate That Raise

Olivia gave two presentations: How To Negotiate That Raise Without Fear of Rejection and Understanding Your Worth In Today's Market. 

Both where very well received by women who where interested in learning the techniques Olivia offers to negotiate like a professional and earn what they are really worth in today’s market. 


3-Year Study Finds Gender Wage Gap Widening: Here's How To Close It

Know your worth

If you believe you’re under-earning and overperforming, it’s time to learn how much you’re worth, says Olivia Jaras, founder of Salary Coaching for Women and author of Know Your Worth, Get Your Worth. “If you don’t know your market value, why would anyone else know? It’s not the hiring manager’s responsibility to know your worth,” she says. “No one is going to give you what you’re not asking for.”

Look at four to five salary sites to determine a range for your salary, and then objectively consider where you fit based on your experience, Jaras says. Make sure your resume is updated to match your experience because the compensation department typically sets salary based on what employees look like on paper, not how they perform during an interview, she says.

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Make sure your job description is accurate

Many of the women Jaras coaches have job descriptions that are obsolete. Make sure yours depicts what you actually do at work every day because you could be doing more than you are being compensated for, Jaras says. “It’s engrained in women that we will be recognized for our work but it is our responsibility to point out what is beyond the scope of our position,” she says.

Review your job description and if it doesn’t accurately reflect your responsibilities, ask your manager if you could work together to write a position description that better captures your main responsibilities, Jaras says. From there, you have the perfect segue to discuss salary.


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Client Reviews

Thank you for helping me identify the focus point for my negotiation and giving me the tools to feel confident going into the conversation. These tools lead me to a successful negotiation and will serve me well in many conversations going forward.
— Anna B
Know Your Worth, Get Your Worth was a real eye-opener, and inspired me to do some market research and revamp my resume. Olivia’s assessment and recommendations for improvements were dead-on and got results.
— Susan
Salary Coaching for Women... Oh, Yeah. Not only do you get reliable salary data, they can coach you on how to ask for a raise. The greatest return on your investment, however, is empowerment! I decided to ask for a raise after over a decade of excellent performance evaluations, increasing responsibilities, and a lack of corresponding raises. Time to take to the wheel. I started researching salaries online, but my job didn’t fit neatly into the categories/descriptions given and I didn’t feel confident using what I found. I wanted to go into the meeting with my boss feeling that my numbers couldn’t be questioned because of unreliable data. Thankfully, I found Olivia and the solution I needed: hard data... relevant to my job... from Certified Compensation Professional! We discussed my position, reviewed my resume, then she provided salary data for my job. I can go forward with confidence. Salary Coaching is an invaluable resource! The information you provided is going to change my life!!! Thank you, Olivia.
— Denise E.

*All testimonial names have been modified to protect the client’s privacy. As we suggest to all our clients, keep us a secret from your employer, this will ensure optimum results.




Ladies and Raises: Why would anyone give you what you are not asking for?

You’ve been in your role for the better part of a decade and you’ve NEVER asked for a raise. You’ve also never received anything but an annual increase that barely keeps you in line with the cost of living. From your perspective (and likely that of outsiders as well…), you are clearly overdue for a review.


I hate my job, but there’s nothing else out there.

“I’m in a rut. I hate my job. I’m underpaid and I’ve applied to everything that comes up, but I don’t even get to the first round of interviews. I obviously can’t leave… I can’t afford to not have an income. I feel doomed.”


Picking yourself back up when you didn’t get the job

“I didn’t get the job offer” said Maddie as she broke down at the other end of the line. I could feel her pain. I knew how hard she had worked to make the final round of interviews at a venerable Forbes 500 company. It had been months of agony and preparation. She had interviewed with 20 or so individuals at the company and was almost certain the job would be offered to her.

But today was not her day...