When it comes to negotiating a higher salary, be bold and ask for more. Earlier in my career, I didn’t realize that you were supposed to negotiate; managers and HR are expecting you to ask for more. I didn’t understand how to research and advocate for myself. These days, I am passionate about mentoring young professionals about this. Lead with data. There are so many sources available these days. Rehearse with a mentor, colleague, past manager, friend, or family member. Practice makes perfect.