Know what you’re worth

Many people will go into a new job willing to take whatever they are offered as their salary simply because they are afraid to negotiate. A fear of the job being rescinded is always there. You have that voice telling you that if you ask for more than what the potential employer is offering, you will be seen as too aggressive and passed over for the opportunity. However, that is usually not the case. 

Business Insider recently put out an article on this very issue. They laid out five tips that have been handed to them by a corporate CEO on how to handle a salary negotiation so that you can get exactly what you are worth. I would encourage you to read the article in its entirety, especially if you are preparing for your next job. Hey, don’t leave money on the table. Life is hard enough as it is. Get what you are worth.

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Disclaimer: This image came with the article. It is the property of Business Insider.

Here is a summary of the five tips that are listed in the article…

Do the research.

Decide on the lowest number you’d be willing to accept.

Know whom you’ll be negotiating with.

Remember that the negotiation is a dance.

Always look at the big picture.

Here’s the deal. You have put a lot of work into your life to get you to this point. If you are leveraging an education for a job, you have also put a lot of your finances into it as well. Employers know that. If you have done the research and you know what your degree is worth, you should be entering your salary negotiation with that in mind.

Be aggressive…

However, also be honest and respectful. Don’t accept a job that pays you less than what you are worth but also remember that the people you are negotiating with are also the same people that you will be working with moving forward. Handle it respectfully.

Life is Strange. Live it Well.

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