Why it matters
Multiple studies have shown that women are less likely than men to negotiate their job offers.
For anyone, negotiating comes with a risk. There is always a chance that, if you negotiate, your offer will be rescinded. But the “social cost” of negotiation has actually been proven to be higher for women than for men. One series of studies even showed that women who negotiate for themselves can end up being less liked by prospective employers. So this risk might feel -- and actually be -- even greater for you simply because of societal biases.
Still, there is a race- and gender-driven wage gap in the U.S. And that gap has a lifelong compounding effect. So, especially for women and underrepresented minorities, if you don’t negotiate, it’s almost certain that you won’t get what you’re worth. It’s a catch-22 of sorts. You can be penalized if you negotiate, and can be underpaid if you don’t.
What’s your way out of this conundrum?
Well, successful offerletter.io clients represent extraordinarily diverse backgrounds. And 98% of all offerletter.io clients have achieved an increase by negotiating for it (yes, really!).
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