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Nipa Sarker

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Salary Negotiation Tips
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:53:08 AM »
1.Wait for the appropriate time. Once you know what you should be earning, how do you go about getting it? Start by being very patient. When interviewing for a new position, do your best not to bring up compensation until the employer makes you an offer.

2.Resist throwing out the first number. If you're asked what your salary requirements are, say that they are open based upon the position and the overall compensation package. Or tell the employer you'd like to know more about the responsibilities and the challenges of the job prior to discussing salary.

3.Base your salary request on data. If you’re forced to give a number, provide a salary range based upon the research you've done up front. Use this research to inform your negotiating technique. Talk about what’s appropriate for the role, based on your experience and what you have to offer. Resist the temptation to talk about your personal financial needs.

4.Take your time. Once you've received the offer, you don't need to accept (or reject) it right away. A simple "I need to think it over" can get you an increase in the original offer.

5.Consider saying no. If you're ambivalent about the position, a "no" can bring you a better offer too. I turned down a position I knew I didn't want, regardless of salary, and received three follow-up phone calls upping the compensation package.

6.But don’t decline a job that you want or need. Be careful though, if you do definitely need that new job there's a risk that the employer may accept your declining the position and move on to the next candidate.

7.Negotiate benefits. Consider whether there are employee benefits and perks that might be negotiable, even if the salary isn't

Salary and Paycheck Calculators
When you're considering a job offer, it's important to know the bottom line – how much your net pay will be. You can use these free salary and paycheck calculators to estimate how much you'll bring home in your paycheck:

Negotiating a Raise
Prepare. If you are currently employed and want a raise, start by being prepared. Gather your salary survey information, recent performance appraisals that document the job you're doing, and any other relevant information. Be aware of company policy regarding compensation. Some employers are limited by budget constraints and can only give raises at certain times of the year, regardless of the circumstances.
Have a clear idea of what you want. Determine the salary range you're looking for and the justification for the increase and have both ready to review with your supervisor.
Be flexible. Would you consider an extra couple of weeks of vacation instead of a raise? I know someone who has regularly taken time-off instead of money and now has six vacation weeks a year.
Request a meeting with your supervisor to discuss salary. Present your request, supported by documentation, calmly and rationally. Don't ask for an immediate answer. Your boss is most likely going to have to discuss it with Human Resources and/or other company managers.
Despite your best efforts, there may simply not be enough money in the budget to increase your salary or compensation package offer. The company may also not want to create inequities by paying one person more than others in a similar position.

In that case, you can at least know you tried. Plus, if this is a job you really think that you're going to love, consider whether the company culture, the benefits, and the job itself is worth it – regardless of the salary.