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1. “I’ve been studying your weblog for the final yr solidly and learnt an enormous quantity. With that in thoughts, I just lately interviewed for an IT help position supporting over 200 customers as a crew of two folks. The preliminary interview went properly sufficient that I used to be provided the job, after which the 2nd interview with the HR rep started. The acknowledged vary was 30 to 35k GBP, and I used to be provided 27,900, with an finish of yr bonus that may carry it again as much as the underside of that vary.
I might have accepted this provide earlier than studying your weblog, however I believed I’d take an opportunity and attempt to negotiate considerably. Stating that the advert made it sound just like the wage vary was for fundamental wage, not for wage plus a bonus, I restated my very own expertise within the sort of roles they have been asking for 7 to 10 years expertise in, the truth that the scope of the job meant it will be arduous to seek out different candidates, and that while I wouldn’t have any direct reviews, the truth that I’d be liable for so many customers basically meant that I wouldn’t be capable of take into account the position with out them coming to not less than the center of their vary for the essential wage. They responded positively, growing the provide to 32k gbp, and 3k finish of yr bonus, netting me an approximate 25% increase over my earlier position.
Thanks for being an exquisite supply of data, and for giving the assorted templates to mannequin the negotiations after. As I stated earlier than, even a yr or two in the past, I wouldn’t have had the braveness to barter in any respect, and would have simply accepted the primary provide with out attempting to advocate for myself.”
2. “The going-away occasion I wrote to you a couple of yr in the past (#4 on the hyperlink) proved to be a moot downside as a result of my supervisor by no means adopted up on the occasion planning. As an alternative, he introduced simply purchased in a field of doughnuts on my final day.
In the course of the job hunt that allowed to me to transition out of that firm, I spent vital effort and time determining what sort of tradition I used to be searching for (welcoming, progressive) in my subsequent position, and I ended up turning down two roles the place the DEI efforts they touted didn’t maintain up underneath questioning. (One firm talked a giant recreation about variety of their job description, however might solely provide ‘multicultural potlucks’ as a concrete instance of their efforts in that space.)
I job searched on and off for a couple of yr (whereas nonetheless employed in my earlier position) earlier than I discovered a job that was a superb fit. It’s been wonderful. I really feel utterly snug being myself at this firm and I’ve additionally been receiving actually nice suggestions about my efficiency. My supervisor receives suggestions with out retaliation and sincerely apologizes for microaggressions on the uncommon event once they occur.
It’s humorous, as a result of I’m doing the identical sort and high quality of labor right here that I did at my laat firm, and the response to that work is completely totally different. The response at my final job to my work was so dismissive that I actually needed to consciously unpair my ‘good work = optimistic suggestions’ expectations and simply do my finest with no expectation of reward or acceptance. Having to try this has made it arduous for me to simply accept the reward I’m receiving on this position, as a result of it feels just like the responses to my work have been basically arbitrary over the course of the final 4 years. That’s been a troublesome factor to beat. However being unable to simply accept optimistic suggestions from a supervisor I belief and have a superb relationship with — that’s a superb downside to have!”
3. “I’m a very long time reader and have actually seen a few of my pondering shift due to you. So thanks.
One of many subjects you’ve taught me about is about asking for extra money. I just lately shifted jobs and I knew, for quite a lot of causes, that asking for extra money could be a non-starter. However I did it anyway.
The reply was nonetheless no however the suggestions I received from my new supervisor was optimistic and supportive and it was an awesome expertise. It prepares me for different issues together with future wage requests and I actually admire the whole lot I’ve discovered from you. Thanks!”