I transitioned from a nonprofit to the corporate world and was making half of what I make now.
Marketing Manager // $93,000 // San Francisco
The best thing I did before negotiating was looking for insights and inside information through people, not google. I didn’t just connect over coffee with people, I came with a specific agenda and shared what I had to offer. I always ended my connections with “I see you know _____, could you help make an intro?” Then finally, “What can I do to help you?” - This coffee connecting technique game me information that I couldn’t google that helped me in a strategic way. I became confident with my interviews and more importantly, was happy to ask for a salary that was right for me.