Let’s be honest, speaking about salaries is not a comfortable subject for most of us but it’s something we cannot avoid because salaries have to be negotiated sooner or later. Here are 7 tips to help you negotiate a better salary before you start your new job or when you request a raise.
There’s quite a disconnect between the preparation we receive in school for life after school. If ultimately the purpose of school is to prepare you for the job market, it shouldn’t just prepare you to work but also prepare you to navigate the politics of it. We should learn skills such as salary negotiation, what to expect for an entry level job for your field, and everything else. However, this is most often not the case and so we have no choice but to roll with the tides.