9 GIFs that capture what it’s like to go through salary negotiations

Salary negotiation gifs

Here are 9 gifs that capture the stress you may feel during salary negotiations.

Once you get to salary negotiations, you’ve usually gotten a job offer or are being considered for a promotion at work – both good things. So why are salary negotiations so stressful? Here are 9 gifs that capture the intensity of the salary conversation – and the joy of getting your dream offer.

1. When you start off the negotiating conversation…

2. With an impassioned speech about your skills, drive and passion.

3. When you second-guess what you’re worth and the amount of money you’re going to ask for…

4. When your employer throws out a lowball offer…

5. Then you realize that you need more in order to pay your bills and eat…

6. So you decide to go for it.

7. You throw out your dream offer…

8. And they accept it!

9. Now go ahead and ride that high! You’ve earned that higher salary!

See what goes on behind the scenes of the hiring process and find tips on mastering salary negotiation.