5 Things You Need to Know to Successfully Advocate for Yourself at Your First Job

From negotiating salary to being heard in the workplace

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Getting your first job is a huge accomplishment, but throughout the journey of accepting that first offer and settling in during those first few months, new graduates may find themselves with many unanswered questions. How much money should you ask for in your first job? Can you negotiate for more money when you get your first job offer? What if you don’t fit in or your ideas aren’t being heard?

Whether it’s negotiating a higher starting salary, asking for your first raise or navigating the tricky world of benefits, these tips from industry veterans will help new graduates feel even more prepared to take on their first real-world job.

When you land your first job, you may be inclined to just accept the offer, no questions asked.



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