Have the job offer ?

Have the job offer ?

Follow these salary negotiation tips

When you get a job offer with your name on it you are thrilled. Whether it’s your first or you’re moving into a new career, a job offer is the reward of your hard work.But then before you can relax you need to evaluate if the offer isexactly what you want and need in terms of salary and other benefits.

Before you even walk into a job interview, you should know roughly what to expect in terms of salary and benefits, should you be offered the position. Take time to research for salaries on GlassDoor, PayScale, or LinkedIn based on position, industry, and geographic area. If you know people in the industry who you’re comfortable asking about what to expect, go for it.  

Wait for the appropriate time
When interviewing for a new position, do your best not to bring up compensation until the employer makes you an offer.

If you're asked about salary expectations: “Do you have a salary range in mind?” say that they are open based upon the position and the overall compensation package. Or keep it vague and give as much of a non-answer as you can: “I’ll consider any reasonable offer”If you’re forced to give a number, and you give a salary range, you’ll most likely be offered the low end of the range rather than the top end. 

Assess the offer

Once you've received the offer, you don't need to accept (or reject) it right away. Take your time, a simple "I need to think it over". Estimate how much you'll bring home in your paycheck. Consider whether there are employee benefits and perks that might be negotiable, even if the salary isn't. The monetary value of a benefits package includes not only the job’s salary, but its raise/promotion/bonus structure as well along with employer reimburses and insurance plans

Negotiating a Raise 

Employers almost always build some negotiation room into their benefits packages, only 1/3 of people actually negotiate them. Remember companies do have tight budgets for certain positions, leaving little to no flexibility.

Ask for 10-25% more than what was offered.Be flexible. Justify your ask by citing market/industry standards, and most importantly, your value and what you bring to the table.Resist the temptation to talk about your personal financial needs.

Finally, what do you do if the potential employer doesn’t accept.You obviously have two choices: you can accept the offer anyway or decline. Ultimately, negotiating, and then accepting or declining a job offer is all about finding exactly what’s right for you and where you’re at in life.


Best wishes