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.