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Employers have several main goals for their companies and one of those goals is saving money. There are several ways they do this but one of the most frustrating for job seekers is through lowball salary offers. This doesn’t mean they only have their interests in mind; they’re simply making a business decision. Find Your Dream Job guest Lisa Gates says that as a job seeker, you can be proactive by preparing for your interview, deciding ahead of time what your must-haves are, and taking the initiative to bring up salary early in the conversation. Lisa also tells us how doing your research ahead of time gives you the information you need to ask for the salary you want.
About Our Guest:
Lisa Gates (https://www.linkedin.com/learning/instructors/lisa-gates) is a negotiation and leadership coach and co-founder of She Negotiates. Lisa helps women close wage and leadership gaps. Drawing on her work as an actor and storyteller, Lisa helps you land the job, get that raise and promotion, and hit your goals out of the park.
Resources in This Episode:
- Find more resources for negotiation and interview coaching at Lisa’s website, shenegotiates.com.
- You can find comparable salaries for your area by visiting sites such as glassdoor.com and payscale.com.
- If you wait for employers to bring up salary, you’re wasting your time and energy. My guide, How to Talk About Money in an Interview (https://www.macslist.org/cta-how-to-talk-about-money-in-an-interview), shows you how to do salary research before meeting with a hiring manager. Learn how to be more comfortable talking about money and get the tools you need to request a higher salary.