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While making your final decision, keep in mind that:
Companies like you to submit early in the negotiation and be done with it, so it's best not to fall in their traps and pressure tactics.
Respectfully moving forward, showing transparency and maturity signals to the company that you are not just playing games, and are moving towards a final decision. Being honest, open and communicative is the key.
Negotiating is all about relationship, with communication being the bedrock.
Simply asking for more may be a put off for recruiters, but providing an unobjectionable and sympathetic reason is a good strategy.
Example: I want to buy my own house within the next year, what can we do to improve the salary?
Asserting Your Value: Assert yourself by being confident, without boasting, or providing some specific metric that may be proven wrong. It helps to anchor the statement earlier and gently repeat it so that it is within the already established negotiation points and not something out of the blue.
A prospective employee can refrain at first and talk about being a good mutual fit and being able to learn, rather than mere figures.
If pushed towards a number, you can quote the average industry salary in your domain, as a starting point. You can also mention your current (or past) salary as an anchor point, starting the negotiation.
Recruiters spend thousands of dollars on the recruiting process, and won't reject your profile or take away anything from you if you negotiate. They have already invested time, cost, and energy that may go in vain if you are not accepting their offer.
Know that it is perfectly fine to negotiate and companies are more than willing to negotiate with you.
Having an alternative, a second job offer with you makes your negotiation game stronger, as the employer knows that you can simply walk away. Having the offer from a prestigious company also strengthens your perceived market value.
Having a BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement) provides you with confidence, based on how strong the employer perceives it as well as how you perceive it.
A job negotiation is preferable in person or on the phone, as compared to the impersonal and cold feel of the email.
Talking on the phone provides you with an opportunity to build a connection so that the recruiter understands you and your motivations, while you have a better grip on their motivations.
If the job negotiation is on email only, be direct and honest. Email lets you strategize your words carefully.
Negotiating doesn't mean arguing, being stubborn or creating a scene. The best negotiators are empathetic and collaborative, pursuing a mutually fulfilling solution. A good negotiator can bend the rules, question assumptions, looking for creative ways to widen the terrain of negotiation.
A job negotiation has many dimensions like salary, work-life balance, bonuses and many perks that make or break the deal.
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There are 3 key questions you should ask yourself:
It means finding the doorway that you want to enter the negotiation through. That could be the doorway of safety and liability or of value, the doorway of competition or of future business.
That signature is the habitual way that you go about a negotiation. Understanding your default signature helps you know what you're working with.
Some people try to go in and beat the other person up on price. Other people are really intimidated, reticent, and afraid to ask for anything.
The most successful negotiators don't entertain dirty tricks in negotiation but instead strive to reach agreements that are satisfactory to both parties.
But if you find yourself on...
Used on negotiators who travel long distances: to start meetings while the negotiator's concentration is impeded due to jet lag or fatigue. Jet lag seriously impairs judgement.
Tip for the negotiator: Travel early and leave time for recuperation before meeting the other party. Where you suspect your hosts like to be hospitable, keep news of your early arrival quiet.
A dirty trick often used against people visiting other cultures.
The approach of "but we always do it this way over here" can be difficult to counter if you're not prepared for it.
Tip for the negotiator: If you suspect this approach in advance, have with you a local expert who knows the customs.
... is a key life skill, an inherently interpersonal activity that requires a good understanding of human psyche, and it is vital to your success.
Instead of making one single offer, try offering 3 possible scenarios: