Adriana Herrera, PayDestiny FounderThis tip will help you avoid a costly salary negotiation mistake and reach career goals.

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Career Tip #10

Salary Negotiation Mistake: Limiting Yourself to Money

Avoid doing this to reach career goals. 

 

by | Last updated Oct 12, 2021

Reach career goals avoid this salary negotiation mistake IG (Limiting Yourself to Money)

When negotiating salary it is important to not limit yourself to negotiating base salary. Negotiate your entire compensation package. Negotiate for benefits, job perks, and other income impact variables like stock options, tuition reimbursement, and commission rates. Negotiate for the work/ life balance you want. If you’re a parent you might want to negotiate for flex work hours or remote work. Prepare for your salary negotiation so that you enter it with a few negotiation aces up your sleeve.

If you find yourself in a situation where the person you’re negotiating with says “There’s no budget” here’s a few examples of what you can negotiate in lieu of base salary:

  • Salary Bonus,
  • Flexible work hours,
  • Remote work,
  • Education reimbursement,
  • Professional development,
  • Stock options,
  • Relocation expenses,
  • Your level in the company’s management hierarchy,
  • Company car,
  • Natural light in your office/ cube,
  • A window facing outside,
  • Maternity leave,
  • Paternity leave Parental leave,
  • Personal assistant, and
  • More!

Don’t limit your negotiations to money. Negotiate for other variables that will positively impact your finances, details that will impact your career overtime, things that are going to help you be your best, and things that will make you happier.

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