Job Seekers: 8 Tips To Negotiate Your Starting Salary

Here’s the sad truth I’ve learned as a career coach: Women rarely negotiate their starting salary. Most of the women I’ve coached tell me they’ve never even considered negotiating their salary for a new job. As the majority of male business executives will confirm, being a good negotiator is a critical success factor for climbing the career ladder.

Unfortunately, many women are uncomfortable with the idea of negotiating. The good news: Even though some people have more natural ability when it comes to negotiating, anyone can learn the skill – all it takes is a little research and some practice.

I’ve watched women go from being terrified of negotiating to loving it. How? They changed their approach and started thinking about negotiating as a simple process to follow and as a thoughtful interaction with other people.

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