6 steps to better negotiate salary

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Many people get nervous when they have to negotiate salary – they feel that it will reduce their chances of getting a job, or that they will leave someone unhappy.

But remember, they’ve already made you an offer. Asking for more money won’t change the fact that they want you to work for them. Your potential employer will surely appreciate you even more if you ask for what you deserve.

Read the tips below to negotiate your salary and earn more money….

Guess you should, anyway. The potential employer expects you to negotiate. Even if the first offer is what you hoped for, custom requires you to make a counter offer.

Never give numbers first. Better not to tie yourself to too low a threshold. Look first at what they can offer you and start from there. If asked directly what your requirements are, answer that you are open to different solutions.

Be aware of your worth. Remember, your boss will respect you for asking for what you deserve. Understand your value and don’t be intimidated by the initial offer. Discussions that end with an agreement that suits both parties are on the agenda.

Don’t make it personal. Salary negotiations are a matter of work – the company is making you an offer based on professional value and the level of responsibilities you will cover. Take care to stay on the professional plan, and don’t complain, for example, about the loan you have to pay. Use your resume as a point of support.

Think before. Average growth in the business world in America hovers around 3% per year. If you don’t plan on leaving your job anytime soon, consider yourself “stuck” with your salary until you change jobs or employers again.

Take your time. It is normal to take 24 hours to consider an offer. If you’re waiting for other offers to come your way, you can take some time and tell Human Resources that you’re enthusiastic about the prospect of working there, but you’re in doubt about another offer. Let them know that you enjoy working for them, but you also need to consider the financial aspect and that you will give them an answer within three days.

 

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