How do you negotiate for salary?

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โˆ™ 2010-01-30 11:12:42

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go to a job website, such as jobserve, or it's equivalent, search for the role that you do, selecting permanent.. but also check temp/contract so that you can compare differences. check the cost of living where you do, add 100% to cover taxes, 'disposable' income, and negotiation... check this against the jobsites... add 5% for every year of experience in the job you have, over and above that required on the job sites..

When you go in, you can test the water,m by asking them how much they value the role at, given it's responsibilities, this might goive you a 'window' of salary they are considering... if your own assessment is in that window, bring your first offer UP to 10% short of their maximum, as this will show you are not greedy, and just using them to pitch your price. If the amount is dramatically LESS than you calculated, then maybe the job isn't for you, or you're being unreasonable... or they are... if you still think it worth while, TELL them that you had considered the role at (10% MORE than their highest level) and ask what they could do to address the shortfall in other ways... you could even use this if their woinndow of rate is higher than you expected, to position yourself as foing THEM< the favour, in being prepared to negotiate down, as you are so interested in the job, and the way it fits with your life... meaning you get MORE money than you first expected... DON'T back down on the first push... ask for alternatives to any shortfall, and if they don't provide them, suggest some... if they come off a different budget, they may well be prepared to agree (healthcare, dental, childcare, etc may give them tax advantages, and won't come from their 'operational' budget, like your salary.)

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