Negotiating can be very intimidating for most people, regardless of their professional experience. People often describe the process as uncomfortable and sometimes fear the perception of being pushy. However, reaching the point of negotiating compensation is a pivotal step when interviewing for a job.
I like to think of negotiating as an opportunity to discuss and demonstrate one’s value to the prospective employer. Keep in mind, even though your initial salary is just a starting point, it can significantly impact your financial trajectory going forward.
Topic(s): salary negotiation, personal value, salary and benefits, job offers, job interviews