There are things in life that you can't negotiate — like the state of the economy or the labor market, but your salary is not one of those things. Negotiation is a normal and essential part of the hiring process when starting a new job.
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Negotiating your salary at a new job can seem scary, but our team at Jobs2Careers has gathered some tips and tricks to help you do it more confidently.
Do Your Research
Knowing how to negotiate your salary appropriately begins with research, and it is vital to understand how much you should ask for before you request it. This way, you can come to every conversation prepared with what salary the company might propose, the market rate for your role and skills, and your salary expectation.
At Jobs2Careers, we find that it is best to take experience, market data, industry, location, and type of company into consideration while figuring out what salary would be good for you. Then, during your first interview with the hiring manager, be transparent and clear about this expectation.
Keeping a positive attitude and treating your hiring manager with the utmost respect will put you in the correct state of mind to negotiate your salary. Being polite will keep you