#JustABoss is a blog series about women who’ve negotiated their pay to level up in their careers and their financial journeys!
For this weeks #JustABoss spotlight, Meet Haley, a recent graduate starting as an RN. It is important to note that not every experience will be successful but can be used as a learning experience.
Years of Experience:
What’s your Negotiation Story? :
I’m a new grad and accepted 1 full time and 2 PRN positions after finishing school. I read a lot about negotiating salary and it made it seem like all you have to do is ask. I asked for more money at all 3 jobs and all 3 gave me a flat out no. 2 even encouraged me not to take the job if I wasn’t happy with the pay. It was disappointing, especially after everything I read made it sound so simple.
How did you first prepare to negotiate?:
References my profession’s salary report
Took tips from Nicole Lapin’s books
Some googling for other random insights
What are your best tips to get in the right mindset?:
Though it didn’t work for me, having a good idea of the market rate was helpful.
Have you ever dealt with imposter syndrome in your negotiating?:
Yes! Turns out I was right since they didn’t give me higher pay.
Have you ever tried to negotiate outside of your compensation?:
How has negotiating impacted your financial journey?:
Even though I didn’t get higher pay, I do still have a high paying career and now I have some experience with negotiating for the next time
If you could offer one piece of advice to someone who is nervous to negotiate, what would it be? :
Just do it, the worst thing they can say is no
Do you have anything else you would like to share?:
I think it’s important to share times negotiating didn’t work as well as the success stories