This is an extremely important part of the process and that’s also why it’s listed first.
Before you make ANY attempt to negotiate a salary, you need to have at least a solid understanding of the background of the company. This can come in the form of wage statistics among current and past employees, as well as other wage statistics within the industry as a whole.
know your worth
This is where you really need to dig deep into your own mind and ask yourself what you think you really deserve in a salary.
Everyone wants to make as much money as they can, that’s perfectly normal. With that being said, many people feel timid or uncomfortable asking their employers for a higher salary.
Don’t be worried, it’s very beneficial to realize that the money you ask to be added to your salary is marginal to the company but goes a long way for you.
deTermining your wage
Take into account all of your research.
Determine a wage that YOU feel comfortable receiving.
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You know the saying, practice makes perfect. Once you get in front of your employer ready to negotiate, things might not go as planned. Even if you do practice things still may not go how you had expected them to. That’s okay, but it helps to have a few backup plans or some experience with how the talk might go. Ask a friend to role play or watch a few videos, whatever helps you the most, do it! It is never bad to be prepared.
Resilience: Don’t back down! Try your hardest to get what you think you deserve.
Now, there is always a fine line where negotiations turn to arguments, so obviously it is necessary to keep calm and composed throughout the whole process. However, that does NOT mean that at the first sign of doubt you should turn away. Remember, this employer picked you for the job, so you clearly stood out to them among others who wanted the same position.
Rescinding of offers is extremely rare, so don’t be worried that you’re going to lose the job before you get it. Sell yourself, sell what you’re worth and get the most out of your new job! Keep scrolling for a great video summing up some of the things we’ve talked about so far!