5 IT Salary Negotiation Tips
Asking for more money doesn't have to be difficult. Here's how to make that stage of the interview process easier.
"Many people think that the root of the process that makes salary negotiations uncomfortable is talking about money," she said. "But what helps is really having the confidence to ask for a fair salary and believing that you deserve it."
Being prepared before you enter that process will help with confidence, said Eric Larson, partner at executive recruiting firm Riviera Partners. "You need to know what you want and you need to know what you can expect to get," he said.
Here's a look at five tips for successfully maneuvering the salary negotiation process.
1. Know The Market.When you've reached the salary negotiation stage of the interview process you need to know what others are being paid to determine whether an offer is fair, Larson said. If you're working with a recruiter, you can expect that they have access to this data and probably won't present you with an opportunity unless it matches your needs, Larson said.
But if you're job hunting on your own, knowing what to expect is crucial. Use your current salary as a benchmark and visit salary websites to determine a likely range. These sites include Salary.com, PayScale, GlassDoor and Vault.
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