I learned this lesson the hard way. When I negotiated my first big job, I failed to negotiate. I was rewarded by getting paid 25% less than an other rookie recruiter who got hired one week after me. It’s a lesson I never forgot, and it spurred me on to learn HOW to negotiate on behalf of myself and all of my candidates. 2 years later, I was offered a promotion. When my boss tried to low-ball me again, I came back fighting … and asked for what I wanted. It worked. 2 years after my devastating lesson learned, I doubled my income and got everything else I asked for: a Director title, 6 weeks of vacation, stock options and a flexible schedule. If you want to finally get paid what you’re worth, you’re gonna have to ask for it. The great news is, this IS a skill you can learn!