Get That Bread.

May 15, 2019

Get that bread. Here are three resources to help you understand your worth.

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Want to get that bread? Then, I highly recommend that you do your research and have a number in mind before your first interview. Why before the first interview? I’ve been told by recruiters that when a candidate tells them that they would prefer not to reveal their salary expectations on the first call that they actually deprioritize the candidate’s application. Granted, this is the feedback that I’ve received from only a handful of recruiters, but my recommendation is to go in knowing exactly what you want.

So how do you prepare? I’ve got three resources for you. This will be short and sweet.

1. Paysa. Paysa is great because it shows data from both users and companies. Like with any site that shows user-generated data, it may not always be 100% accurate but the fact that it also weaves in company-generated data makes this a go-to when wanting to understand salary ranges.

2. The Salary Project. I love what Career Contessa is doing with the Salary Project. Essentially Career Contessa has taken the salaries of hundreds of women across industries and cities to make understanding your worth more transparent.

3. Glassdoor. Glassdoor has been around for awhile and is another good go-to site to understand what employees are getting paid. It also shares company reviews which can be insightful when you’re trying to understand the company’s culture. More on that another time.

Like I said, short and sweet. I would recommend doing extensive research and checking out all of these sites so that you have a solid understanding of the salary ranges and potential bonus/equity/stock opportunities. They key is to be prepared and know what the market rate is for your role and industry.

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