Below, we’ve listed 5 tips.
1. Prepare the salary negotiations thoroughly and define your salary range.Usually, salary negotiations are in the final stage of the job interview procedure. Get yourself informed about the current salaries paid by similar organizations in that particular sector. What’s your minimum and maximum salary you would be content with, based on your research? This is your salary range.
2. Don’t focus on salary only. Include the secondary benefits in your consideration. Think of the vacation bonus; a good health care plan; the number of holidays; the amount of travel allowances; educational programs and training facilities. Reflect on the package as a whole. Secondary benefits are usually negotiable. You might agree on excellent secondary benefits that will compensate a possible lower salary in a pleasing way.
3. Let the other party do the first offer. But, don’t accept it right away. Even if you think it’s an offer you can’t refuse.Your employer might think you’re easy to manipulate. You don’t want to give that impression, would you? Besides, their first offer is usually not the maximum salary they’re willing to pay. Be clear of what you can offer your new employer. Bring that to the table, in order to end up with a higher salary.
4. Approach the negotiation from a win-win perspective. That’s a far more productive starting point in your new job, than playing it hard and tough. If both parties gain you’ll tend to have a more fruitful working relationship, than when one party ‘loses’.
5. Find a match between your professional objectives and the company’s objectives. If your professional objectives are not in line with the company’s objectives, be courageous to say no the job. It will save you a lot of unhappiness.
Source: Intermediair.nl & Echteld Consult