When you provide a range,
you automatically set yourself up to get less than what you want. DON’T PROVIDE A SALARY RANGE. tip #1
OFFER AN ODD NUMBER INSTEAD.
It grabs the attention of the hiring manager but make sure to set your number roughly 3-10% more than your ideal salary. Also, make sure that it’s in- line with industry trends. tip #2
tip #3 RETURN THE QUESTION.
Answer with a question similar to, “What is the company pay scale for this position?” It’s asked to obtain simple context clues. Once you’re given this info, make a request using an odd number within that range!
MAKE A COMPELLING ARGUMENT. Utilize
your research to make a compelling case for a salary increase. Express a connection to the company’s mission and vision; indicate that you believe this will be a long- term beneficial relationship between you and the employer. tip #2
MORE THAN DOLLARS. Keep in
mind, it’s not always about a paycheck when it comes to negotiating your salary. Think about things that’ll enhance your quality of work or help you with work-life balance. Examples: Professional development funds, paid vacation, telecommuting, tuition reimbursement, etc. tip #3
AGREEMENT IS FINITO! Make sure
what you agreed to is included in your employment contract and your official offer letter so it’s on-file in Human Resources.
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