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Seven Basic Salary Negotiation Tips

It is well-known that money is one of the most delicate issues to discuss. And it is a particularly difficult issue when you have to discuss it with your potential employer. Below you will find 7 tips on how to optimize the process of salary negotiating.


1) Research: after you‘ve applied for a job, do your best to reach some organization representing your career field and ask them to provide with some information concerning the range of the salary you may count on, speaking about the position you would like to occupy. And don’t forget that 30% will go to pay taxes.

2) Identify your skills: it’s necessary to bear in mind the fact that depending on the sector of economy you’re going to deal with, you should reconsider your skills. Once you know what they are and what the approximate sum you may get selling them is, your salary negotiation will be a bit easier.

You may get the necessary information using the Internet or in American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries, National Association of College and Employers, Career Center, etc.


3) Think over social benefits you will get if employed by this company. Apart from this, to understand how much you are ready to sell yourself for, consider such accompanying factors as the location of the job, commuting and so on. Do not forget about weekends, retirement and insurance as these factors may influence your decision what salary will be enough for you.


4) Sell yourself wisely: Never mention directly to the interviewer you are sure to bring much more profit to the company and that consequently the salary they suggest is not what you need. Instead, be wise enough to sell yourself in such a way, a potential employer feels obliged to offer more.


5) Be positive: Do not behave as a competitor. Remember that both you and your interviewer need a compromise.


6) The final shot: Bear in mind that when the negotiation is finished, it’s not good to try to keep it on. It may result in a bad impression on the part of your interviewer.


7) Demonstrate your value to the company: as soon as you start working, be eager to make your company see how low your salary is compared with the benefit the company gets out of your work.


To sum it up, you may negotiate your salary to your advantage.