“The one thing I’ve learned in tech is that you can’t argue with numbers. Quantify everything you do, show the value, and make it impossible for anyone to say you’re not good enough.
This goes for promotion requests, resume writing, and salary negotiations. Always come prepared with the numbers.
‘I should be paid this much because the salary research says this…’
'My title should be this because that’s what the industry standard is…’
'I deserve a promotion because I delivered these results on these projects…’
Make it a no-brainer, and good companies will reward you. If you work for a company that won’t, then you have an excuse to go somewhere else.”