It’s possible you’ve been mortified when a friend asked you how much you were making at your current job. Or maybe you started selling accessories on etsy, but you always cringe when you have to sell anything to friends. Maybe have this feeling you should be giving your stuff to them, not selling it.
Nice watches are great, but with the amount of student debt most kids are graduating college with—you'd be better off helping their negotiating skills.
While talking to Laura Shin of Forbes Magazine, Ramit Sethi, the New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich underscored the importance of negotiating salaries early on.
To find out the general range for your position, browse sites like Payscale.com, Glassdoor.com, and Salary.com. Print out the salary descriptions, as you may want to bring them into your meeting. Also reach out to your professional or alumni network. Find someone who has previously worked at the company and can say, for instance, “‘This company doesn’t give raises except in July,’" said Sethi.