Tips and Techniques to Negotiate Salaries

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Negotiating Salaries can be one of the most stressful and nerve-racking aspects of a job interview. However, if you follow certain simple tips and techniques the process will not remain as intimidating as it might seem. These tips will also help you apprehend the salary that you wish to target. Here are some vital tips that could help you negotiate salaries in a easier fashion.

1- Evaluate your value in the market in accordance with the skills that you have
Research the market, ask your friends or other professional and figure out the salaries that others at your level or position earn. While doing this, take into consideration your skills and proficiency in a certain field that might be, even of the slightest relevance, to your job description. For instance, in certain countries, an employee with proficiency in more than one language stands to receive a higher pay.

2- Refrain from initiating a discussion on salary and if an offer is put, make it sound like a second priority
Never seem, to desperate about the salary. Allow the employer to start discussing about the salary as this will create an impression that: it is the job that interests you more than the salary itself.

When the employer puts forth the initial offer, do not react immediately as this will let him know that you are not really satisfied with the offer. This will also invoke him to ask question that can help initiate the negotiation process without putting you in an awkward situation.

3- Describe your enthusiasm and inquire about fringe benefits that come with the salary
After the employer has put forth his offer, go ahead and inquire about any sort of compensations that will be offered and whether the salary is inclusive or exclusive of them. These compensations would include medical expenses and other such insurances.

Once you are aware of what the offer is like, take your own time to think about the offer that you would like to make. Make sure that the offer that you make is based on your market research.

4- Support your offer with positive affirmations based on market research
Let the employer know that the offer that you have put forth is quite reasonable. You could support your offer by listing your skills and letting the employer know that there are other firms offering a much higher pay package. This way the employer will know that you have done your home work and that your expectations are not entirely baseless. This will also help coax him to reconsider his offer.

5- Put forth an offer higher than your expectations
Make sure that the first offer you make is considerably higher than what you expect. This is because even the employer understands the game of negotiation. Besides, by doing so, the final offer will be somewhere around your expectation.

Besides this, when you put forth a higher offer and agree on a lower figure, it shows that you are flexible. This will also help create a positive impression on the employer. Apart from all this, you could also create a positive impression in the end by saying that, "well this is lesser than my previous pay but I am thrilled about working here". However, avoid sounding too cheesy while saying so.

6- Strive to get the final offer in writing as a proof of your employment
To avoid finding yourself cheated later, it is essential that you get the final offer written on an agreement. This is just like your offer letter and will certify that the company agreed to pay you this amount as salary. However, again you must not sound aggressive while you demand for the written document.

These are a few ways in which you could get the salary you targeted. However, it is essential that while demanding you do not sound too greedy, aggressive or demanding.

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