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- May 23, 2013 at 10:40 am #33441
I always find it difficult to know how much to ask for when negotiating pay. Is it better to ask for a high amount and see what happens or go low and and hope it secures you the job?May 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm #35970
If you are asked for your salary expectations in an interview, then this could be difficult. If the job description has a salary range on it, then use that as a guide. You do not want to undersell yourself, but also not be too expensive. This can therefore be difficult and even more so if there is no salary range as a guide. It could be wise to find out what the going rate is for that sort of job and then state that you know the going rate is Â£xx and so you were hoping for something around that level.
If you have a figure in mind and are not prepared to work for less, then you may as well be honest.
If you are asked after you have been offered the job, then you are in a better position to negotiate and try for something higher.May 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm #35971
I would aim for slightly higher than you are on now – depending on the job to be honest, you could always go for a middle ground if it gives a range. If you are starting out in that career then the lower is the best optionJanuary 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm #35972
You should never ask for lower than you would be happy actually accepting, because you may find that you are then stuck in a job that you can’t really afford to keep. Be realistic about what you want to work for. If there are a lot of people applying for the role, it may not be the best of ideas to try aiming high and then negotiating down, because they may feel as though they can get more value from another candidate.
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