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Keep in mind that no other person possesses these same unique gifts. The things in life that are rare tend to be worth more than those things that are bountiful in nature. Extending this concept further, rarest thing is a one-of-a-kind, which is priceless. There is nothing else like it. Have I just described you?
Having said that, what number would best describe your worth? Once you have arrived at a number, communicate this with your spouse or best friend for validation. You may be surprised by their response.
Salary negotiations based on your true worth take on a whole new dimension. No, you probably won’t be compensated one million dollars; however, I have seen twenty to forty thousand dollars added to starting compensation through aggressive negotiations. It is common to negotiate signing bonuses, stipulations calling for substantial six-month performance-based increases, several weeks of additional vacation time and many other perks.
You have probably worked very hard to come to this point, so why stop short of getting what you truly want, and deserve. Wouldn’t you rather be compensated on basis of what you’re worth than on some arbitrary figure designed to keep status quo? Remember, what you receive now becomes your benchmark for future positions. Go for what you are worth – your life will never be same!
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David Richter is a recognized authority in career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. David's website is: http://www.procareercoach.com