Salary Negotiation - New Job
Congratulations, you got the New Job, now you want to talk money! Firstly check if there is a salary range included on any of the job specifications provided or Ads for the role.
You can check out the going rate for the role you are applying for by researching on line, there are many salary surveys that can provide a good indication of salary scales.
If asked by the recruiter what salary are you currently on and you aren’t currently on a great salary, you could reply something like;
“When I took on my current role I was straight out of college and was far less experienced than what I am now, since I joined the company I have taken on additional duties such as ..………. and I have focused on developing my skills and knowledge, for example I have completed ………… training as a part time student. I am now looking for a role that offers me the opportunity to continue to grow and learn, but that also provides me with a salary that acknowledges or reflects my current experience level.”
Below are some Tips on Negotiating your Package for a New Job
Be sure to keep the conversation positive - use phrases such as; "I am delighted with the offer, but I would like to enquire if the salary range is flexible at all?", "I was expecting a salary / package such as ....... but, If we could meet somewhere in the middle I would be delighted to accept", "thank you, but I would like a few days to consider your offer".
As above, research your position and industry. Decide on the ideal amount and the lowest you will accept. Ask for your ideal figure, and work your way down if necessary.
Decide if you are prepared to walk away, if the salary isn’t high enough.
Create a plan of action, and outline why you should earn more. Point to your achievements and what you can do for the company.
Practice your negotiation with a friend.
Over 80% of companies admit that they expect candidates to negotiate salary, so it's worth trying!
Ideally it's probably best to negotiate in person, but if you have to do it through email outline your experience level etc to show why you deserve what you are asking for.
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