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  3. How to negotiate salary
How to Negotiate Salary

Lotte van Rijswijk

How to negotiate salary

Artwork by: Antonina Kasyanikova

  • Why Should I Bother With Negotiation

When you have a job offer in your hand after working so hard, it's easy to want to sign right away and get to work - even if the offer isn’t everything you’ve dreamed of.

Resisting that temptation can pay off big in the long run - but many people don’t want to negotiate their first offer. They worry it’s ‘too risky.’ For some, the positive ‘I can do this’ mindset which got them the job in the first place goes away when they think about asking for more.

This article is designed to help you understand and overcome your fears around negotiation so you’re ready to take it on when the time comes. Our next article will feature tangible steps and tips for the negotiation process itself, but first, it’s important to get in the right headspace.

To do this, you need to understand two main points:

You and your future employer want (basically) the same thing.

You will never have more power than you do in the time between receiving a job offer and signing that offer.

Why Should I Bother With Negotiation

Lotte van Rijswijk

An ambitious Content Team Lead working with since 2022, Lotte collaborates with all members of the team from writers to illustrators to ensure high-quality content across platforms. Always interested in finding new trends and topics to help improve offerings, she also oversees other team members and works to support them wherever possible.