I’ve published my second non-fiction book. It’s about making the most of a job offer from a company, increasing the compensation as much as possible. It’s currently available for pre-order and will be released on Friday, September 9th.
I decided to write this book after continually seeing posts on /r/negotiation from people who had interviewed for a job, gotten the offer, and it was either below what they could accept or they wanted to increase it but were unsure how.
The irony to these posts is that the person posting is in the most powerful position they will ever be in with regards to the company that wants to hire them. Diplomacy and manners are required, but in the VAST majority of cases, it’s easy to improve the offer.
When you apply, you’re part of a huge number of applicants that need to be processed and are likely viewed as an irritation. The company looks at you as work that needs to be done. After you’re hired, you’re one of a large number of employees and the company will be reluctant to give you any special consideration. The time between when they say “we want to hire you” and you agree to work there is the one chance to dramatically improve your compensation. At this point, they now look at you as the solution to their problem (filling the vacant role) and are likely more than happy to pay more for a good solution.
I worked hard to concisely cover the most important information while keeping it easy and fast to read. Many readers have finished it in under an hour.
If you have any questions about the book, either before or after reading it, feel free to comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org