I’ve never negotiated an extra dollar for myself in any job offer or raise, and I had tried a couple times before.
Having a third party actually validate my concerns was more helpful than I expected. I couldn’t get that from most of my friends and family because they are either co-workers or people not familiar with the industry.
There’s a lot of anxiety and it can feel like there’s deadlines and urgency to making decisions and communicating back, even if it’s not necessarily the case. With Josh, there was a lot of strategic planning around how to time responses properly and when to take a phone call versus send an email. Both of those things I think worked out to help me get the best outcome.
The fact that Josh helped me get an additional $74,000 was amazing. It wasn’t unexpected to get more money, but it was unexpected to get that much more money. I definitely would not have been able to get the offer I did without Josh’s help.