Mastering the Art of UX Career Advancement, part 2
Negotiation Preparation Worksheet
This worksheet is a part 2 of the two-part series on the Art of Negotiating Raises and Pomotions in UX. Check part 1 here.
Use this worksheet to prepare for your conversation about a raise or promotion. By answering these questions and gathering relevant information, you'll be well-equipped to advocate for yourself effectively.
What is the average salary range for your role and experience level in your location?
How does your current salary compare to the industry average?
List your key accomplishments in your current role.
Describe any additional responsibilities you've taken on or major projects you've successfully completed.
Identify the skills and experiences that set you apart from others in your field.
Alignment with Company Goals:
What are your company's current goals or strategic initiatives?
How do your skills and accomplishments align with these objectives?
Empathy and Understanding:
What concerns might your manager have about your request?
How can you address these concerns while emphasizing the mutual benefits of a raise or promotion?
Prepare specific examples that demonstrate your impact on the organization.
Consider the following areas: project successes, improved user experiences, increased revenue, team collaboration, and professional development.
If your initial request is met with resistance, what alternative options can you propose?
Consider additional training, flexible work arrangements, or a commitment to revisit the conversation in the future.
Networking and Advice:
Identify colleagues or mentors who have successfully negotiated raises or promotions.
Reach out to them for advice, insights, and strategies.
By completing this worksheet, you'll be better prepared to enter the negotiation process with confidence.
Remember to approach the conversation with a collaborative mindset, focusing on the mutual benefits of your raise or promotion.