Never throw out the first number.
You’ll recognize this as the cardinal rule of salary negotiation. Thought it would be useful to share the best posts I’ve found on the topic. They are a good read if you are a hiring manager or job seeker.
- Patrick McKenzie starts by emphasizing just how important it is to negotiate seriously and how to not think like a “peasant”. His comprehensive advice is targeted to engineers but the scripts can be repurposed for other fields. At the end of the post, there are links to more negotiation reads. (Link with my highlights)
- For a shorter read, check this recent Twitter thread with tips for negotiating an offer. (Link)