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how to negotiate salaries at interview?

By kyleknicks ·
my question is..... how do you go about asking for more money at an interview or after they offer you a job.... should you bring it up at the interview? basically.. can you give me some insights and tips when negotiating for money..

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by TheChas In reply to how to negotiate salaries ...

Do your research.

Know the wage scale for the position in your area.
Know if the company normally pays above or below average for the area.
Know if the firm has a fixed pay scale, or negotiates with candidates.
(Many firms have fixed compensation ranges for most positions. (The larger the company, the more apt there will be a fixed compensation schedule) Only top management positions regularily have negotiable compensation.)
Know your worth and value to the company.
Know whom to discuss compensation with.

Remember, that discussing compensation prematurely in the interview process, or with the wrong individual can reduce your odds of being hired. Unless the firm is in a hurry, or you are an exceptional candidate, compensation may not be discussed until the second or third interview.

The last position that I interviewed for, compensation was totally handled by Human Resources.
Even then, they had a fixed compensation schedule that they could not deviate from.

Chas

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to how to negotiate salaries ...

My personal thought about this, and has been my practice throughout my career is to NEVER bring up salary/money at the interview. That isn't what the interview is for. The interview is for the purpose of the potential employee/employer to get to know each other a little bit and to find out whether the person is a good fit for the job/team and whether the company is a good fit for the person. All negotiations about money are done after you get the offer.

Once you get the offer you reallyhave to work with what you were/are making and then shoot for a percentage above that amount. A lot does depend on the specific discipline you are in, the level of experience you have, the amount of decision making that the position requires, etc.
It also depends on how good of a negotiator you are. For the most part it's the law of supply versus demand. You are no different than soybeans - if the demand for soybeans is greater than the supply the price goes up. The same is true with ITpeople. If nobody can find a person with experience with WILBUR on a IBM 370 mainframe, and you just happen to have that experience and are crazy enough to still be working with WILBUR in 2002, then they may have to pay more for your expertise.Mobility and location are other factors that affect salaries. You may find that companies in little podunk towns that have a factory may pay more than a job in a big city because they have trouble getting people to come there.

Remember in the interview, always tell the truth no matter what, if you lie it will come back and bite you. Stress your desire to serve and then back that up with action when you get the job.


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