You read that right. I started a negotiation being offered $80,000 for a job, and mutually agreed upon $168,000 by the time we were done. In the non-profit sector, to boot. Let me tell you how. This post discusses salary negotiation strategies, how to discuss salary, and how to confidently negotiate your salary.Read More
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Many of us worry about negotiating and how asking for more money will reflect on us and shape a hiring manager’s view of us. Let’s review those fears and put them to bed. Then, implement the strategies discussed in this post when negotiating your salary. Follow these tips to understand how to go about asking for more money.Read More
Getting a promotion is no stroke of luck. It’s not likely your manager will magically say, “well I’ve been thinking you deserve a title and pay bump,” and poof, give you a promotion. Promotions are the culmination of hard work, self-advocacy, the right timing, and strategic conversation. Let’s explore how to ask for a promotion, what to say, and tips for having a conversation with your boss about promotion potential.Read More
As my clients know, I am a fierce--let's even call it aggressive--proponent of finding you a role where you are unapologetically paid your worth. Getting paid your worth is all about understanding your value and advocating fiercely to be compensated for that value. Follow the steps below to understand your market value. Follow the steps below to understand your market value and set a market-based target salary.Read More
Our final tip is overarching - stay true to you. What do we mean by this?
We mean if it doesn't feel right, then don't do it. If the money is great but you have serious reservations about the actual job, then don't do it. If the compensation is barely livable but you've always wanted to have THIS JOB with THIS COMPANY...then at minimum keep an exit strategy close by and don't wait until you've blown through your savings or can't afford your next rent payment to bail.Read More