A CFO client, with our guidance, negotiated their first-year compensation plan up by $200,000. How much are you leaving on the table?
Companies train their recruiters and HR people on negotiating skills. Subtle negotiations sometimes start during a first conversation, before you realize it. The money question an HR person asks you in a screening phone interview may eliminate you from contention prematurely or set your bar well below their willingness to pay.
So, if you don’t know how to handle yourself strategically, you may operate out of fear and leave money on the table, reducing your income for years to come.
You may be negotiated out of what you want without even realizing it
Unless you negotiate, you simply get paid what your current or next employer decides is the minimum they can “get you for.”
As your personal career coach, we do more than help you avoid missteps during the interview process. When you have successfully made it through the interviewing process and have a job offer in hand, the power now moves more to your side of the table. Then, we help you analyze the strength of your negotiating position and develop a negotiating plan that is unique to your specific situation.
One conversation can determine whether you get a signing bonus, more pay, more vacation, or perks that will make your life easier… or leave it all on the table.