Negotiating for a raise, promotion, or even a job is one of the most uncomfortable parts of being a working professional.
1. The first rule of negotiation: Actually do it!
2. Second of all, do a pre-negotiation by figuring out what a "win" looks like for your manager.
3. Don't assume your manager is negotiating in your favor, and be your own strongest advocate.
4. Be comfortable with awkwardness — because your manager probably is.
5. If you’re an introvert, or have a hard time standing up for yourself, imagine you’re a lawyer advocating for yourself.
6. ...And if you have family, just pretend you're advocating for them.
7. Try to stray from the word "negotiation."
8. Keep your impostor syndrome — and your negative self-talk — in check.
9. And finally, if your manager says "No," just see it as part of the overall conversation.
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