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How to negotiate a higher salary

You’re not very comfortable asking your potential employer for more money once you have the offer right in front of you. We understand; you don’t want to do anything to jeopardize your chance, especially if the salary is reasonable. ????

But you need to remember – hiring has exceeded pre-pandemic levels in most industries. And the shortage of skilled individuals is the cherry on top that has increased competition and driven up salaries. And if you’re confident in your abilities, you can definitely negotiate for a better pay. 

Here’s how. ????????

???? Know the industry trends ????

You can’t negotiate a better salary if you don’t really know how much you should negotiate. Don’t forget that information is your biggest asset in this case and at the very least, you should know the average salary for your experience level, position, and geographical area.

???? Tell them why you deserve it ????????

Don’t just counter the salary offer with an even higher number just for the sake of it. You have a higher chance of success if you can clearly explain why you deserve to get a higher salary. And to do so, it’s important that you highlight all your strengths and, in particular, outline what something like you can provide to the firm. 

To make sure you have a strong case, write down your experience and skills and how it can help improve the firm’s bottom line. Don’t forget to highlight any technical skills or certifications you have. ????

???? Don’t forget the benefits and perks ⭐️

In some cases, you might be able to get better benefits instead of an increase in salary. This is because it might be more cost-effective for a company to give more flexible hours, allow work from home or allow extra vacation days.

So, make sure you know what’s more valuable for you and would make the offer better. And remember, if you have multiple offers, make sure to compare retirement savings, health insurance, and other benefits to make a well-informed decision. Also don’t forget to think about opportunities for professional development! ????????‍????

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