5 Unconventional Tips for Negotiating Your Salary

Getting Out of Your Element Is an Element of Negotiating Success

1. Identify What You Don't Know, Then Learn It

Barbara Werner of Musical Pairing provided the final piece of advice, which builds on Tip #4. Barbara is a fascinating lifelong learner (she has a culinary degree, manicuring license, tattoo license, and is certified in reflexology and canine massage), and was intrigued at the way music can influence how you feel about eating. So as always, she dove into the research to learn more. In the process, she discovered a formula around it, which led to a book, an app, and a business.

I’ve seen that one of the top reasons people fail to negotiate is simply that they didn’t know that they could, or didn’t know what to say when the situation arose. By “knowing what you don’t know,” you can pick up the skills you need to make sure you earn what you deserve now, and throughout your career.