A couple of weeks ago I had an eye opening conversation with a wonderful women named Jess Smith about salary negotiation. We discussed how important salary negotiation is during the job offer process and also, how hard it is to navigate.
I’m sure you can relate.
Here is the thing, there are rules to salary negotiation. When used, you maximize your chances of getting what you want (and maybe even more).
Here’s my gift to you. Below is a five minute video that summarizes the main points of my discussion with Jess and hopefully makes your trip down the winding road of salary negotiation a bit more magical.
Here’s what you need to do: Press play to see all the juicy salary negotiation goodness I have packaged for you in this magical vid (it’s less than 5 minutes).
Here are a summary of our salary negotiation tips just for you!
- You’re already talented, just don’t forget to be likable. People are more willing to negotiate with someone they enjoy talking to and potentially working with.
- Have a clear rationale for why you want to negotiate before you start the negotiation process.
- Don’t just negotiate for the sake of it. This is not Game of Thrones.
- Know what’s important to the people making the negotiation decision.
- Negotiate your total compensation package (it’s not just about salary) in one conversation.
- Go into the negotiation process prepared. Check Glassdoor and work your professional networks for insight that can strengthen your negotiating position.
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Always remember our purpose my friend; to increase the number of female leaders in organizations. Organizations all over the world need that unique gift that only you bring. So, go out into the world, act with conviction, be courageous and live joyfully every single day.
Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast and a Millennial Corporate Career Thought Leader.
The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.
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