Every day, I'm seeing a repeated meme, and I'm wondering if we we are getting to a subset where we want to try to have some sort of meta-answer or meta-question/answer set that we could start referencing for duplicates.
I see two general meta-questions that could each have their own answer thread:
1 - what is the right strategy for getting more money in a new job negotation?
2 - what is the right strategy for getting more money in my current situation?
I'm starting to see enough permutations of this general concept that it's starting to feel rather repetitive. We are working edge cases, to be sure, but I feel like we're going to narrow down on the same two answers in most cases.
Here's some examples of the questions I mean:
Case 1 - more money during job negotiation:
Is suggesting a monthly or yearly increase in salary better?
How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for?
Is it OK to ask for a higher salary than what you listed as your expected salary?
Can I refuse to reveal the salary for my last position if it was a bit low?
What is a successful salary negotiation strategy in the presence of a big performance bonus?
Does the first person to mention a number in a salary negotiation lose?
What are some common salary negotiation tactics from the employer's perspective?
How to negotiate a job offer effectively during and after an interview
Case 2 - more money at existing job:
Manager's salary too low to ask for raise
How do I renegotiate my salary when new hires start in higher ranges?
When should I ask for more money in conjunction with more responsibility?
I stopped short after a while. There's many other salary-related questions that DON'T fall into this pile - I tried to skip anything that wasn't tightly tied to the negotation process.
But I'm starting to feel like we've answered the general things about valuation, negotiation, and how to bring up the conversation. Most of what I see churning up lately has been people findng edge cases that often boil down to the general answer plus "It depends" relating to the unique case.