Practical Tips for Getting the Most from Your Salary Negotiations

Ashanti M. Crawford
Statistics show that 85 percent of those who negotiated received a higher salary, but only 31 percent bothered to try.

Statistics show that 85 percent of those who negotiated received a higher salary, but only 31 percent bothered to try.

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As you look to transition out of Big Law, you realize you have extensive experience with highly sophisticated legal matters but virtually no experience negotiating your salary. Receiving a job offer is exciting, but salary negotiations can feel unnerving. 

Yet, if you’re brave enough to ask, the odds are in your favor. Statistics show that 85 percent of those who negotiated received a higher salary, but only 31 percent bothered to try. Why leave money on the table just because you were afraid to ask?

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