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Elevate Your Earnings: Negotiation Secrets from HR Insiders

Elevate Your Earnings: Negotiation Secrets from HR Insiders | Flourish Careers Podcast


Ever wondered how HR professionals negotiate?

In this “Flourishing Together” segment, I’m especially delighted to introduce you to Sabine Gedeon, a fellow HR leader and former recruiter. 

We dive into the secrets of empowered negotiations, providing invaluable strategies (and secret HR insider tips!) to boost your confidence and achieve your career intentions.

🔹 Understand the deeper why behind your ask.
🔹 Embrace humble confidence and effectively advocate for yourself. 
🔹 Learn to prepare for negotiations and increase your chances of success. 

Sabine shares her invaluable wisdom and real-life stories, inspiring you to elevate your financial growth. Not to mention we had a ton of fun recording this for you! 

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

Demonstrate Confidence with Humility
When entering a negotiation or conversation about your worth, it’s essential to believe in your value, skills, and contributions without arrogance. Embrace a sense of humble confidence, understanding that you deserve to be there and that your work has value.

Understanding the Deeper Why
When discussing financial aspects like a salary increase, it’s crucial to investigate the reasons behind it. Consider what the extra income means to you personally, how it will impact your life, and the opportunities it will provide. Understanding the deeper motivations will help you communicate your needs effectively.

Negotiation is Expected
Negotiating job offers or salaries is a common and expected practice. Many people negotiate, and it’s a standard part of the hiring process. Embrace the idea that it’s normal to negotiate for what you believe is fair and beneficial for both parties.

Practical tips for successful negotiations:

  • Preparing an executive summary.
  • Conducting a SWOT analysis with market research. 
  • Highlighting your contributions.
  • Scheduling a dedicated 1:1 meeting for the discussion. 

Lastly, consider the long-term implications of the negotiation, including opportunities for growth and aligning your core and lifestyle values. 

Why Are We Nervous to Negotiate?
Have you ever wondered why many of us feel nervous about negotiation?

Negotiating our salaries can be challenging, and talking about money at work is intimidating, but we can find fairness and respect by approaching it with empowerment and collaboration. 

Here’s how:

  • Reflect on your value and contributions.
  • Understand your employer’s perspective.
  • Prepare by researching industry standards.
  • Communicate confidently and respectfully.
  • Seek solutions beyond salary alone.
  • Maintain positive relationships.

Let’s foster fairness and mutual respect in our salary discussions. Together, we can create better outcomes.  

Connect with Sabine: 
She Leads Now Podcast
Sabine’s Website
Connect with Sabine on LinkedIn

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Article: How To Ask for A Raise At Work
Flourishing Faves: Ask For More, Alexandra Carter 
Cool Tool: Toby/Better Than Bookmarks

Make the Leap!
The Ultimate Playbook for HEART-Based Career Change

Whether you’re ready for a new role or a fresh industry, this 30+ page playbook will provide the framework + actionable information to ignite the spark and make your career change happen.


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
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Embrace Your Inner Superhero: Harnessing the Power of Transferable Skills for Professional Excellence
Expanding Perspectives: How Mentorship Acts As An Opportunity Catalyst

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

August 9, 2023

Elevate Your Earnings: Negotiation Secrets from HR Insiders

Elevate Your Earnings: Negotiation Secrets from HR Insiders

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