The salary for a preschool teacher step toward asking for what you deserve? Calculate what you could be making.
When my old boss offered me a job at Dow Jones, I worried because he knew my salary history. I looked through old SEC filings to find out what others had been paid for the role. This is good for job-seekers to do when applying for senior roles at publicly-listed companies. Knowing how much I could get paid elsewhere was key.
It was intimidating, but also exhilarating. Prepare for year-end by asking up front: What does exceptional performance look like? How does your firm compensate exceptional performers? Big firms don’t often negotiate base salaries because they hire so many junior employees.