People spend years learning to prepare for a job.
How much time do people spend to learn how to find a job? How many hours??? Not even one hour or people just learn how to write a resume.
How much time have you spent? Have you ever read a book? Ever take a training course on negotiation?
Why not? When you apply for a job if you get a job offer you need to negotiate for a salary. What about ever year at a company? Yep, you need to negotiate for a raise. You need to negotiate for a promotion.
If you can’t negotiate you are negotiating yourself out of tons of money. Lost opportunities.
Crazy when u think about it. What 20 years of school, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, perhaps grad school – a masters – a Ph.D. I got out of graduate school at the age of 28. Been in school 20+ years yet never was taught how to negotiate or even how to find a job.
I never even thought about this, crazy…
I am very happy with my life and my finances. Regardless, I can’t believe how just a few years ago I started to realize how much I left on the table over the years in terms of money and opportunities. Now I am not looking for a job and not looking for any raises… Still… Crazy when ever I look back…