In the times, for most to find a work is a priority. It is true that we live in a market that has become precarious and at a time when unemployment is really high. However, since end meet and we have given some hints on how to find work in the summer, in our guide to snap up the job of summer, today we turn to all those who will either deal to a job interview where they want to negotiate salary, or an increase intended to ask your current company.

The issue is almost and always tricky and they say that when we are in a job interview, you have to talk about everything except salary. Actually, this is a mistake because it would be almost like saying “I’m interested in what you offer me no matter what I will be paid.” That reasoning may sound good for a time that candidates accumulate in job offers, but companies also value someone who knows his worth, as long as their objectives are within what is offered on the market and the company can take it. For that reason, we will give you some tips that will be useful to face that time.


Things to consider negotiating a salary

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Knowing the current market

If you’re going to ask to pay you more money (raise), the first step is to understand if you request it really feasible. Although each company is a real world and can pay you very different amounts according to either making even the same job. The reality is that to know the average paying of professionals in your industry and in your area will help a lot to understand if your expectations are or infeasible. You might mistake anyway, but certainly will not be a gaffe too big for the head of the company thinking that something is wrong with you. For that reason, always before asking for a raise or negotiate salary in a new company you must get to know what is charged as a professional in your field, and especially, should know how you can consider a mid-range, or a professional experienced to move between these figures. You know how to do your job, and that must also be valued.

Logically, the conditions of the company in the market will also make that you intend to negotiate salary; may vary. Not the same a company that is a leader in its sector and rather small, that it is a leader and also has a large size. Consider this variable and reviews the differences in wages for the same jobs in SMEs and medium enterprises not wrong in that regard.


Things you should do to ask for a raise

  • Expect to be higher which will step: but if you do give, you should have own initiative. Remind them what your expectations are, and as well as new tasks that might take. Who do not try, never get it, but wait for the right can be one of the best ideas to make tilt the balance in your own favor now.
  • Focus on the data: a raise or a favorable negotiation has much to do with feelings, however, when trying to achieve the objective, it is best to leave them out of this negotiation. Ideally in this case it is precisely achieve show your worth, and all the achievements so far have achieved both that company and others that conform your work experience.
  • You can put your proposal in writing: but it all depends on how things work in your own business, the truth is that sometimes in writing, things are better understood. In a kind of letter you can review everything you’re saying and assess, in greater detail, yes it really is exactly what you wanted to say. Showcase your aspirations, but also your talents and achievements to make clear that it is not just a matter of asking for asking.
  • The other terms are also important: sometimes, it is not only to negotiate a salary, but also other conditions. Company incentives and other conditions can put the odds in your favor even with lower amounts than other deals.

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Have you ever negotiated your salary or requested a raise in your current company? How has it been?


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