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Best Ways to Negotiate Salary

Best Ways to Negotiate Salary - Whether you're looking for a pay raise in your current post or negotiating the starting salary in a new job, discussions with an employer about increasing your remuneration are littered with potential pitfalls that can trip you up if you haven't done your homework. If you do your research and make sure you're well prepared, you have a better chance of a positive outcome.

Research the average salary for the job you do in your industry. Use websites like Payscale.com and Salary.com to find the median pay for your profession. You'll have the option to narrow your search by zip code to get an idea of pay in your area.

Best Ways to Negotiate Salary

Research the average salary for the job you do in your industry. Use websites like Payscale.com and Salary.com to find the median pay for your profession. You'll have the option to narrow your search by zip code to get an idea of pay in your area.

Consult jobs boards to ascertain the demand for your skills locally. If you can show that your expertise is in demand where you live, it will put you in a better bargaining position. Also, look at the rate other companies are paying to do your job.

Prepare a mental list of your achievements, competencies and contributions to date to use in support of your request for a pay rise.

Best Ways to Negotiate Salary

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