If you've received an offer (or even better, offers), congratulations! You may heave a huge sigh of relief and think that the toughest parts are over. Well yes, but not entirely! For most people, the reason they're finding a new job is to increase their salary, and salary negotiation is the last stretch in achieving that goal.
Here's something that recruiters don't want you to know - In most cases, there's room for negotiation on your offer and recruiters expect candidates to negotiate. The initial offer that you are given is never the best package that the company can offer. During my last job hunting experience, I received offers from numerous top tech companies like Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Lyft, Dropbox, and I have found this to be true. In most cases, you could always negotiate for more money, and some aspects of your salary is easier to negotiate than others. With multiple offers in hand, I was able to negotiate a better offer from every company.
If you haven't been negotiating your past offers, or are new to the negotiation game, worry not! There are multiple negotiation services that can help you out. Typically, they'd be well-worth the cost. Had I know about negotiation services in the past, I'd have leveraged them!
How Rora works is that you will be guided by their experienced team of professionals throughout the entire salary negotiation process. It's also risk-free because you don't have to pay anything unless you have an increased offer. It's a no-brainer decision to get the help of Rora during the offer process - some increase is better than no increase. Don't leave money on the table! Check out Rora.
Things Rora can do for you:
- Help you to negotiate increases even without competing offers
- Provide tailored advice through their knowledge of compensation ranges at many companies
- Provide you with customized scripts on what and how to talk to recruiters covering a range of scenarios
- Mock negotiation services to help you practice
- Provide you with live guidance during the recruiter call through chat
- Introduce you to recruiters at other companies
Levels.fyi is most famously known for being a salary database but they also offer complementary services such as salary negotiation where you will be put in-touch with experienced recruiters to help you in the process. How Levels.fyi differs from Rora is that Levels.fyi charges a flat fee whereas Rora takes a percentage of the negotiated difference.
If you are not keen on paying for negotiation services and are a fan of courses, here's something for you - the Grokking Comp Negotiation in Tech course, a text-based course where you can get information on each aspect of negotiation. Disclaimer: I haven't tried this course before.