Career Girl How-To: Negotiate A Raise

“While undergoing my first annual review at work, and subsequently receiving a significant promotion and raise, I realized I was totally unprepared to negotiate. Not only was I unprepared, I was incredibly intimidated by the process.

I am not alone in this. According to Lisa Gates of Ask The Negotiators, the career advice section of themuse, “The fears women have about negotiating are legendary. Women are four times less likely to negotiate than men, and on top of that, tend to work 10% faster and 22% longer for the same reward. But, remember this: When you fail to ask for what you’re worth, you stand to lose up to $1 million over the course of your career, thus solidifying your own wage gap and, often, your early exit from the leadership track.” To read the rest of Gate’s tips on how to negotiate a raise, click here.

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After all was said and done, I had a much better idea of how to fight for myself and will be able to be more confident and competent in future negotiations.”

It is fairly simple to do, you just have to follow the 3 steps I’ve outlined. Want to know what these 3 steps are? Read the rest of my column over at Ms. Career Girl!

xoxo

Sarah

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