If you're looking for a raise, or looking for a new job and dread the question "so how much are you looking to make," you're walking into a minefield that could either result in you making a good, fair wage, or getting underpaid from the start. Here are some things to avoid when it's time to talk turkey.
The folks at PayScale put together this simple list of salary negotiation mistakes you should avoid when it comes down to talking about money, but the big hits are simple enough. Avoid doing these things:
Negotiating by email or chat
Overlooking other perks available for the job or included with your job
Being afraid to make the first move
Giving in to your nerves and letting the conversation run away from you