When will I buck my bottom of the barrel status?
I can’t answer that right now. In the meantime, I can do everything in my power to make that happen ASAP.
I’m taking my time, being patient. But I also know there is never a perfect time. So, I create perfection.
Whenever I’ve negotiated for more responsibilities and a matching higher salary, I’ve negotiated as though I was ready to leave everything behind.
My negotiation prep includes: months of living expenses saved, spiffy linkedIn profile with fierce photo, and info of all my contacts at my job.
Essentially, I’m ready for battle.
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)