I hope this HOWTO has been useful to you, and you are excited to go out and negotiate your next job offer or raise. When you negotiate your compensation, you help your company think better of you, you help yourself and those close to you, and you help increase fairness in the word overall. Negotiation is a skill like any other. It's not bad or evil, it's something that we do in life all the time, whether we know it or not. You may already be good at negotiation but be unwilling to use it for yourself. Whatever the case, learning and using negotiation skills is one of the best investments you can make.