Salary Negotiation

Congratulations, you nailed your interview and received a job offer. Now what?

According to a report by salary.com, close to 50% of job applicants did not negotiate before they took their job offers.

Not negotiating leaves a significant amount of potential income on the table, which could be as high as one-two months of your base salary, can you imagine that?

And the #1 reasons for why not negotiating an offer is:

FEAR!

 

1. Afraid of losing the job offer

Which in reality, unless you messed up the negotiation, your future employer was expecting you to negotiate.

2. It is outside of your comfort zone

Many of us work on engineering or data-related roles, and if you are an introvert, it's tough for you even to start the conversation.

3. Information assymetry

You don't know how many offers they made to other candidates, the expected range of salaries for this role, etc.

 

But fear no more, because you will get help from an experienced mentor with

✅ A clear salary negotiation strategy.

We know industry standards have a deep understanding of the hiring process. We will first analyze your situations at this moment and help you better understand your leverage, strength, and weaknesses.

✅ Salary negotiation chat preparation

Jump on a call in a simulated salary negotiation process, rehearse salary negotiation with a hiring manager (kind of like a mock interview).

✅ Customized email scripts you can borrow 

Salary negotiation is a skill that takes years to be good at, and we have mentors who have been on both sides, years of hiring and interviewing experiences.

We will send you customized email scripts so you can easily respond in different situations.


  • I worked at a start-up called Graphiq for 4 years which was acquired by Amazon Alexa. I then worked on Alexa for 3.5 years as a Technical Product Manager. Now, I'm starting my own company at Unwrap.ai.

“8+ years working in tech. Can help you think through which offer to take, how to understand your offer, how to negotiate your offer, how to ask for a promotion, etc.”


$ 149 ⏰ 45 minutes

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⏰ Salary Negotiation with Ryan Millner for $149

  • Founder of instamentor.com, posturenet.app and sqlpad.io
  • Most recently a senior manager at Apple, where I built and hired a world-class machine learning team of data scientists, software engineers, data engineers, and product managers.
  • Head of data science at Chegg, research scientist at Amazon, serial entrepreneur.

“I have hired many candidates, also interviewed and negotiated many job offers for myself. I understand salary negotiation from both sides.,”


$ 399 ⏰ 1 hour

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⏰ Salary Negotiation with Leon Wei for $399

  • Was Group PM @ Faire, $7B startup; promoted every year; led team of PMs for growth, search, discovery
  • Now Founder of productlessons.xyz, product-toolkit.com, topstartups.io

“Negotiated Instagram offer from $300K to $375K; negotiated equity refreshers every 6 months at startup”


$ 399 ⏰ 1 hour

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⏰ Salary Negotiation with Linda Zhang for $399

  • I am an analytics veteran with over twenty years of experience in driving business value from data.
  • Prior to launching my own practice Intellego Consulting, I built and lead many high-performing data analytics teams at marquee global technology companies. As a player-coach, I have hands-on knowledge of how things work while at the same time being adept at driving outcome and impact. I am passionate about helping motivated early-career technology workers achieve their potential.
$ 299 ⏰ 1 hour

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  • I'm a veteran software architect with 15 years of engineering experience in the area of computational advertising, big data analytics, and distributed ML training, currently working on a next-generation platform for distributed training pipelines at Facebook

“I have successfully negotiated and my job offers in the past 10 years, from small startups to top tech firms.”


$ 299 ⏰ 1 hour

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⏰ Salary Negotiation with Chunzhao Zheng for $299

  • Hi! I'm currently a Group Product Manager at Etsy. I'm experienced mentor and have helped a variety of people switch to, or grow within, product management. I'd love to help you in your product journey!

“I have had a consistent record of gentle, but firm negotiation to increase my comp 30%+ or more in recent jobs as I've honed this skill. I can help you get what you deserve. This service will pay itself back many times over.”


$ 299 ⏰ 45 minutes

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  • Alex is a Principal Product Manager at Sambanova Systems. Previously, Alex has held product management roles at C3.ai building out their ML Platform and deep learning offering to enterprise customers. He was also an ML practitioner as the first data science hire at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group working on building large-scale computer vision and sensor fusion algorithms for self-driving cars. Alex is motivated to help raise the next generation of data scientists and product leaders

“You've landed an offer! Congrats! Now you want to make sure that you are fairly compensated. I can help you navigate how to successfully make sure you walk away with a total compensation package you can be happy with.”


$ 199 ⏰ 1 hour

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⏰ Salary Negotiation with Alex Chao for $199

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