How To Negotiate A 150% Increase In Salary With Raj Subrameyer
1) How to find your next dream job
2) How to “Ace” job interviews for dream jobs
3) How to negotiate your salary, once you get offered your dream job
4) How to be a “rockstar” at your new job
How To Find Your Dream Job
Our lives are like google maps sometimes because if you don’t put the destination address on google maps then you cannot complain that you’re not at the right destination and you cannot say google maps is not working properly.
Our careers are the exact same way. If you don’t know where you’re going then all the effort you’re putting in is a waste of effort, time and energy.
That’s why it’s really important to first figure out what are some of the career options you want to focus on.
You really need to know what path you want to take.
That’s where the simple exercise is going. It’s called the mind dump exercise and it’s a really simple exercise but it’s really powerful.
What you’re going to do is you’re going to take 30 minutes to an hour and then lock yourself in a room with no disturbance, no facebooking, no text messaging and take a paper and pen and put a vertical line through the middle of the paper so that there are two columns.
On the left column you’re going to write down things you like to do or love to do. On the right column you’re going to write down things you hate to do and you don’t want to do.
You must do that in an uninterrupted manner for 30 minutes to an hour because these are all the things that you want to do in life.
It’s already locked in your mind you literally have to take it out and visually put that on paper and see that.
When you see things visually that’s when you could start seeing patterns.
You usually will figure out five to six career options based on your strengths. Don’t worry about the weaknesses because your weakness is someone else’s strengths and you don’t have to work on the weakness, just focus on your strengths.
Then you’ll get five to six career options. My suggestion would be pick the top three.
Never Ever Reveal Your Salary
The first rule of thumb is never, ever reveal your current salary. Never tell an exact number for your salary.
Your salary expectations should always be in ranges. For example, say I’m a software developer in Chicago.
So when you go to glassdoor for example, it will tell you what’s the minimum salary, medium salary and the maximum salary that you can get for the particular job.
Say for this example, a software developer, I found out 120K is the minimum, 130K is the medium and then 145K is the maximum.
What I would do is, I’ll use the medium as my lowest standard, my lower scale and I would say “hey I’m expecting between 130K to 145k”.
That’s the salary I’m expecting.
You’re analytically and strategically asking for it because you already did the research.
That is how I’ve increased my salary exponentially by over 150 percent over the past 15 years and my clients have increased their salary by over 400%. Always tell your salary expectations in ranges.
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