Fri., July 13, 2012 5:45pm (EDT)

WORKING: Internal Vs. External
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Brandon Smith says it’s common for an internal candidate for a new job to be offered a lower salary than candidates who come from outside the company. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/476098132/>Tim Patterson via Flickr</a>.)
Brandon Smith says it’s common for an internal candidate for a new job to be offered a lower salary than candidates who come from outside the company. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)
Our resident career expert Brandon Smith talks with us most weeks about issues in our careers and working lives. He also occasionally answers questions from blog readers and listeners.

This week, Sonja is in line for a leadership position at her current company. But she’s worried she won’t get the same salary another candidate from outside the company would receive.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.