Avoid these 5 salary negotiation mistakes.
It is easy to get excited about a new job or fatigued from the job search and interview process.
You’ve made it to the final round of interviews and you’re feeling pretty good about your chances. The company likes you and you like the company. There’s just one thing left to do: negotiate your salary.
This can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before or it has been a while. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. The fact is that the later you are in the interview process the more negotiating power you have.
Most people who negotiate will see some increase in benefits or salary so let’s talk about what not to do.
Here are five salary negotiation mistakes to avoid:
1. Not negotiating your offer:
Some people don’t like to negotiate. Yet most employers create offers with the expectation it will be negotiated.
2. Revealing your minimum salary:
Remain as noncommittal as possible when asked about your salary requirements early in the interview process and stick to your target salary as the number you share.
3. Negotiating without preparation:
Do your research and create a few talking points for your minimum salary expectations.
4. Asking too early about salary:
The longer you wait, the more advantage you have over the salary negotiation process.
5. Accepting or rejecting a salary offer immediately:
Take 24-48 hours to think it over and talk with other decision-makers in your life. The ball is in your court.
Take some time and put some work into the salary negotiation stage of job seeking and you will be rewarded. If this is not enough to get you negotiating check out our career coaching platform and our career coaching packages here at Life’s Work Coach. The first call is free.
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