Jun 7 2023
Turning Down a Job - Did I Miss a $50k Raise?!
I recently turned down a job offer and recently learned the top range may be $30k higher than the offer I received - did I miss out on a $50k raise?! Probably not, but it got me thinking about the process and all the things I maybe did wrong that lead to my own decision to walk away from a leadership role with a team in a pre-PRM organization (yes... it DOES sound like a dream role doesn't it?). In this episode, I deconstruct the process and cover:A bit about me, my values and how I approach new work opportunitiesThe basic of the offer process - initial offer, response, adjustments, and walking away My thought process and assumptionsThe things I think contributed to the offer falling apart on both sidesOverall, I'm generally pretty good at getting offers and, as you'll hear, have a lot to learn about negotiation. Some big takeaways? Be explicit in your asks to help THEM have a tangible conversation. Get on the phone to keep lines of communication open. Providing a salary need up front is still a bad idea because the benefits may not line up to your current situation Remember it's negotiation - it's not personal (but also, it is?) Overall, the company is a strong company, the benefits really aren't bad, and the people were great to connect with. Someone will definitely land a great role with great people and, maybe, get a better offer than me! Got thoughts? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org