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Tell Us How You've Successfully Asked For A Higher Starting Salary Or Raise

Share your knowledge to spread the wealth.

Whether you're starting a new job or trying to get paid more for the one you have, negotiating your salary can be pretty intimidating. It's scary to put yourself out there and ask for what you want, but it's so important to get paid what you're worth.

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So if you've got any negotiation tips or tricks that have worked for you, I would LOVE to hear from you.

Maybe you always do research on salary trends for roles in your field in your local area so you can get a better idea of what's even reasonable to ask for.

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Or perhaps you keep a "brag file" on your computer so when it's time to ask for a raise, it's really easy for you to point to all the hard work you've been doing.

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Or maybe you like to roleplay your negotiation first with a trusted mentor or friend so you can practice what you're going to say and get the jitters out.

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Orrrr, perhaps someone gave you a negotiation tip that turned out to be a dud and you want to warn others not to make that mistake. For example, maybe you were negotiating your salary before accepting a new role and you thought it might be useful to share your current salary as a baseline. But because you didn't realize that you were being drastically underpaid, you ended up negotiating a salary that was still well below the market rate.

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Share your best advice for getting paid more in the comments below and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.

And in the meantime, check out the rest of our personal finance posts for more money tips and tricks.