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Salary Negotiation Strategies

How to Negotiate Salary or a Raise


Have you been offered a new job or a promotion? If so, what's the best way to conduct salary negotiations? Here's how to research and negotiate a salary and compensation package.  Review these salary negotiation strategies and tactics, so you can successfully negotiate compensation.

Salary Negotiation Strategies

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Chris Ryan

Before you start talking pay (and salary negotiations) with a prospective employer, you need to find out how much the job (and you) are worth. You will need to take the time to research salaries, so, you are prepared to get what you're worth and a job offer that's realistic and reasonable.

Salary Negotiation Tips

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Salary negotiations are tough under any circumstances. It's difficult to know what to expect as far as salary when you receive a job offer and it's even harder to negotiate more than you have been offered. In a very competitive job market, salary negotiations can be even more complicated.  Here are tips for successful salary negotiations.

Know How Much You Are Worth

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Interested to see how your job offer compares? These salary calculators and surveys will help you find out salary information for your current job as well as positions you're interested in. The more information you have, the better prepared you'll be to negotiate salary.

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

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When you receive a job offer, it's important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to reject, the offer. The last thing you want to do is to make a hasty decision that you will regret later on.

How to Make a Counter Offer

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How much leeway do you have when you have received a counter offer? When should you stop negotiating and accept or reject a salary offer?

How to Ask for a Raise

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Here are tips and advice on how to get ready to ask for a raise, how to request a pay raise diplomatically, and what to expect after you ask for a salary increase.

How to Negotiate a Salary Increase

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Do you want to negotiate a salary increase this year but are unsure of how you would justify it? Here are some strategies you can implement now to build a strong case for the raise you want in the future.

Evaluate Benefits and Perks

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For many of us, the most important factor in considering a job offer is salary. For others, job security is of primary importance. Also high on the list of considerations are benefits and perks. When considering perks, the desire to work in a comfortable, casual environment where employees can set their own work schedule, have an option to telecommute, and where there a casual dress code, are all important.

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