3 Tips on Negotiating Salary

3 Tips on Negotiating Salary

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#1

Salary negotiation doesn't begin when an offer is made. It starts at the VERY FIRST MOMENT you make contact with a company, and is continuously being adjusted and re-framed throughout the hiring process.

#2

Never start negotiating a job offer when it's presented. Get as many details as you can (you don't want to have to place a follow-up call before your counteroffer), say thank you, and ask for a day or two to consider.

#3

How to start a salary counteroffer:

"Everything about the offer's great. The salary mentioned is ok, but [based on my experience and how it ties into the position] I was hoping for something closer to [SPECIFIC dollar amount]."

Then wait for a response! Avoid the temptation to over-explain.

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