I’m sure that salary negotiation is not something that scares you, right? Or does it?
18% of people NEVER do this, usually because of fear.
44% of job seekers have never even thought about it. It’s not a good habit, because you have the right to ask for a higher offer, especially if you know you’re worth.
Read our tips on how to negotiate salary to lock the offer at your conditions.
How to negotiate your salary and get what you want
Salary negotiation is quite tricky, and many people prefer to be humble and accept any proposal.
- First of all, do your research. You can google information about the usual pay for that specific position and you can ask your friends and family.
- You have to truly believe you deserve more and make your employer believe it, too. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, they won’t take back the offer because of a kind request. Don’t suggest the first number yourself, let the company choose it. Always remember that negotiating is a part of the hiring process, according to recruiters, when the company finds the right candidate.
- Now you have to make a list of priorities before asking a higher offer. When you ask questions, make the first two easy, such as asking for information about your weekly reports. Make the third question about your number 1 priority, like getting bonuses, for example. Now you can ask about base salary. Once they tell you, follow our steps on how to negotiate salary: stay quiet for a few seconds (they might raise it right away because of your silence), then remind them your qualifications and why you deserve a higher number. If you feel you are not able to make a decision because of your emotional roller coaster, ask for more time to think about it, underlining the fact that you are excited because they want to hire you. Recruiters are always ready to go higher than the initial job offer, so don’t be afraid to do some negotiation.
- It’s important to keep in mind that you have to ask what’s appropriate and proportioned to your background and the role you will have. Don’t ask for more than you can give, you risk too much and lose the job offer.
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