How to Negotiate for a Higher Salary?

Career InsightAugust 26, 2020 10:48

How much are you worth?

When you're considering a job offer, it's important to know your bottom line.

It's common that most of the candidates aren't comfortable asking for more pay once they have an offer in front of them. You need to know how much your skills and experience are worth in today's job market.


Learning to be a negotiator. Take some time to do research salaries before you start to negotiate to land a reasonable and realistic’ s job offers.

1. Wait for the appropriate time

Negotiate after receiving offer. Be patient and not to bring up compensation until the employer want to offer you.


2. Resist throwing out the first number

Understand the responsibilities and challenges of the job prior to discussing salary. You may let employer know you’re open for discussion based on the position and job scope.


3. Base your salary request on data

Provide a salary range based on market rate but not depend on your personal financial needs.


4. Take your time

Don’t need to accept or reject the offer straight away after received the offer. You can let them know your concern and take some time to consider, it might get you an increase in the original offer.


5. Consider saying NO

A ‘’NO’’ may bring you a better offer. However, there is always a risk that employee might accept your answer and move on to next candidate. Be careful not to reject a job offer that you really want.


6. Negotiate benefit

Negotiate on employee benefits even if the salary isn’t. It may be less costly for employer to provide extra vacation days, or a flexible hours.


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