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Jul 11 / 17
Identifying Your Value
Know how much you're worth be confident in your salary negotiations with these tips.
 
 
Research Your Position
 • What is the rate listed in the job description?
 • Does it state if rates are flexible or fixed?  
 • How does your position impact the success of the company?
 
 
Research Others in Your Field
 • What do other people with my skill set and my position make?
 • Reach out to people with the same position at the company or in a related field.
 • Look up average salary ranges for your position using online resources. Several sites for job
    analytics data are:
 • Monster.com
 • Glassdoor.com
 • Payscale.com
  
 
Get Your Number
 • Pick a specific amount for your rate on the high side of the spectrum for average salaries for your
   position.
 • Picking a number that is high in the range gives you somewhere to negotiate down to.
 • Think about and write down the reasons why you deserve this amount. 
  
 
Understand the Hiring Manager
 • Be aware that the Hiring manager is making their decision based on what is best for the company.
 • To win the negotiation you need to convince them you are worth more than the average employee
    for the position.
 • There could be corporate policies at work that prevent the hiring manager from giving you the
    amount you requested.
 
 
Prove You’re Better than Average
 • Ultimately you have to be able to demonstrate that you are exceeding expectations for your
   position or have the ability to exceed expectations in the future to validate a salary increase.
 • If you are simply performing the tasks required by your position you are not going above and
   beyond. 
 
 
Practice, Practice, Practice
 • Practice negotiating your salary with others so you prepare yourself for the hiring manager.
 • Have your friend debate each point you make from the hiring manager’s prospective so you aren’t
   blindsided in the meeting.
 • Practice until you are comfortable conveying your argument in a professional manner. 
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