Here’s How to Do Salary Negotiation like a World-Class Negotiator

Even if you’re petrified to ask or hate to talk about money.

Tim Denning
Curious
Published in
7 min readOct 14, 2021

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Photo by Charles Collingwood on Unsplash

I am the worst employee in history.

If you hire me I’m guaranteed to be lazy and daydream the day away. Why? All I want to do is write. Business puts me to sleep. Spreadsheet rots my mind. Meetings ignite my rage and make me a nasty little boy.

Despite all of this, I got good over the years at salary negotiation. In my first big promotion I thought I was a master salesman for getting a $20,000 pay rise. I learned later that all the other people in my team with that title actually made $20,000 more than me.

The manager I negotiated with for the job laughed about it often. I vowed never to negotiate like a pussy ever again. So I read everything on the subject of negotiation.

Steal these simple tactics to get paid what you’re worth.

Get this through your head right now

There is no salary number. There is no budget. It’s all a mind game. The salary you earn is entirely subjective. Every salary package is customizable. HR intentionally tells managers not to let anybody know this. HR pretends there are set rates to keep things fair.

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Tim Denning
Curious

Aussie Blogger with 1B+ views that made me 7-figures — Get my free email course: https://timdenning.com/1k-mb