Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
So the bottom line is people are afraid to negotiate. But as this survey clearly shows, there is little chance of losing a job offer or getting fired just because you asked for more money, and employers EXPECT you to negotiate. So what are you waiting for?
Salary.com has completely revamped the Personal Salary Report, which is the perfect tool not only for finding out what your job pays, but also provides negotiation tips and even practice dialogues for the negotiation itself.
If you don't value yourself then no one else will, so take stock of your situation and start negotiating today. The worst they can say is no.