10 Steps Women Should Take Negotiating Salary Compensation

Women tend to be less assertive and more accommodative than men. That may leave significant money on the table, starting with their first job’s salary.

Studies have pointed to the “social cost of negotiating” which negatively impacts those who are self-advocating for a salary raise. It shows that the hit was significantly worse for women than men.

10 Steps Women Should Take When Negotiating Salary

1. When You Limit Yourself To The Offer Entry-level positions may be less negotiable, especially when you have little to no experience in the field.

2. Do Your Research First Be aware of the typical salary ranges for jobs in your field and your geographic area. It may be difficult for you to negotiate when it’s your first job.

3. Build your Negotiation Skills It is not unusual to be uncomfortable to ask for higher pay, bonuses, benefits, or promotions.

4. Getting A Job And Negotiating Salary Terms If you have completed the interview process for a job you desire, show your enthusiasm but do not discuss salary.

5. Take Time To Mull Offer And Show You Are Serious If you are unsure of the offer, ask for a little time to contemplate it.

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