Before you even step foot in the interview, there are a few things that you need to know. You should research which salary range is fair for your position and be able to answer questions about why you deserve this rate of pay. This is an important conversation to have with your interviewer, so don’t feel discouraged if they turn down your offer- it just means that they didn’t want what you had to offer!
In this blog post, we will look at 5 steps that everyone should take when preparing for their salary negotiation.
Table of Contents
- Step One: Research the salary rates for your position.
- Step Two: Know how much you’re worth.
- Step Three: Know the value of your skillset.
- Step Four: Practice salary negotiation!
- Step Five: Stay Confident.
Step One: Research the salary rates for your position.
Use a website such as Salary.com or PayScale to see what is fair and reasonable in regards to your skillset and experience level, then be armed with this knowledge when you go into the interview so that you can confidently ask for more money than they are offering!
You should also do research on the company to see if they offer any benefits or perks that could help justify your salary request.
Step Two: Know how much you’re worth.
There is a lot of value in knowing what other companies are paying for positions like yours, and this information can really come into play during an interview when it’s time to negotiate compensation.
Step Three: Know the value of your skillset.
You should know how valuable you are to an organization, and by doing research into what other companies pay for positions like yours, this knowledge will come in handy when it’s time to negotiate with a hiring manager during an interview.
Step Four: Practice salary negotiation!
Before going into any salary negotiation, you should practice what you are going to say. This will help calm your nerves and make sure that the message is clear, concise, and professional!
Step Five: Stay Confident.
You’re a valuable asset (aka human being) to any organization out there- so don’t be afraid to ask for more money if it’s deserved!