Not to brag (ok, to brag a little #humblebrag), but over the past two months Bank of America and Chase have each paid me $300, just for opening and funding new checking accounts, netting me a cool $600. Well, less taxes, and the annoying $6 worth of transfer fees Bank of America charged me (but more on that later.) How did I pull that off you might ask? Well, read on, my friend (don’t consider me a friend just yet? we can fix that!).
Salary Negotiation Doesn’t Need to Be Intimidating
I’m really excited about today’s post. We have Claudia Telles, founder of Trailblazing Business joining us with a short video with tips that can drastically change your financial life.
Getting a salary increase, or negotiating for a higher offer with a new company, can literally put hundreds of extra dollars into your pocket each month. Even a one-time salary bump can be huge for your entire financial life as that extra money each month compounds.
If you’re like me, though, you’ve never been told how to actually go about asking for more money – and maybe you’re a little intimidated by the sound of “salary negotiations” like I was.
Claudia to the Rescue
Fortunately, Claudia’s business is in career coaching and a big part of that is helping people get comfortable with negotiations of all kinds. It was certainly never a strength of mine, but she has helped me get comfortable with it and her advice has paid dividends for me personally – at one point her advice helped me get a $5,000 higher salary with a new employer with one quick conversation.
Check out the video above.
What do you think? What’s your biggest hang up when it comes to salary negotiation? Comment below, post to Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
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