Negotiating Your Salary

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Need a salary change and confident in your ability to perform well and deliver?

Consider the below

1. Do not be afraid 
The biggest mistake you can make is to allow fear to influence your decision. You do not want to be put in a situation where you earn less. Dependant on your employer your salary may not increase by a large percentage, so it is important to not be afraid to ask for clarity behind your first salary offer. This is your chance to showcase your expertise.

2. Think before you say yes
Any offer that you are given always ensure that you have a clear head, even if you need to think about it for a day or two. This will help remove the pressure of accepting straightaway, especially if there is scope to negotiate.  It is important to also make a decision within the timeframe set by your prospective employer. You also need to consider the salary,the  bonus amount , commission rates, health insurance, and other perk that the firm may have.

3.Be selective with what you say at the start
Aim to understand the market value of your role. Be aware of the responsibilities that the role has to offer so that can you can understand what you are willing to accept.

4. Timing is important
Do not begin salary negotiations too early in the process. The main reason for this is that you do not want to come across as money hungry. The best time is when you obtain the offer.

If the employer is not being flexible, try and weigh out your options and check in on other benefits. You can also find a new employer 

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