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Salary Negotiation - Tips and Strategies
One way make sure that you are being paid a fair wage, is to learn how to successfully and confidently negotiate your salary and benefits. Even when unemployment is high, this critical skill can help empower you to ensure your compensation is aligned with your worth and market value. In February, TFS hosted WorkSmart - AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop. According to AAUW, there are four steps to salary negotiation:
- Know your value - What skills, accomplishments, education and professional experience do you bring to the table. Use these to write a value statement (3-5 statements) that will show the potential employer why they should hire you.
- Know your Target Salary and Benefits - Most employers will set a salary range for their jobs, however, to prepare for a negotiation you should objectively research similar jobs to the one you are applying for. Check out websites such as Glassdoor and Salary.com.
- Know Your Strategy - Plan out what you are going to say and focus on being strategic and persuasive.
- Practice, practice, practice - this may be the most important step. Your goal is to get comfortable negotiating your salary out loud and responding to possible objections. This will increase your self confidence and comfort level during your negotiation
Whether you are looking for a new position or facing an annual review, you can use the tips and strategies outlined here. This was just a brief overview, to learn more go to
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