7 Salary-Negotiating Secrets Every Woman Needs to Know
So, you nailed the interview and got the job offer—but it’s not anywhere near the salary range you expected. Or you’re job hunting and you stumble on when asked those awkward ‘what are you making now?’ questions. You’re definitely not alone—it’s a universal truth that talking money can be hugely uncomfortable.
Specifically, going back and forth on salary negotiation, something required for you to make the money you deserve. It’s so not worth it to be polite and accept a lowball offer then regret when you’re not paying off your student loans, saving as much as you’d hoped, or just feel overworked and underpaid—a cliché that potentially could be avoided if you know your worth and learn to advocate for yourself on the front end before you accept the job.
Since this is a dicey topic, we consulted three women who know what they’re talking about, and got their top tips for negotiating to get the salary you want and deserve.