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How to negotiate the salary you want
1. Know your worth
2. Research conditions
3. Determine your needs
- You need to live on
- You would be satisfied with (the minimum you would accept)
- You would be delighted with (your ultimate goal)
4. Watch your timing
If you are asked about your salary expectations, tell the interviewer you would like to know more about the role first. Avoid divulging your last salary; instead, tell them what you believe you are realistically worth based on your research, skills and experience. This may be a different figure to what you were earning in your last job.
5. Consider other options
6. Get the best deal
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Successfully negotiating your salary for a new role takes preparation and careful consideration. It is always best to wait until the potential employer raises the topic first and you can be sure they are hopeful to employ you. Understand your market value and determine beforehand what the minimum and ideal salary would be. Having the confidence to negotiate for yourself is a great quality that employers would be happy to see.