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Giving the First Figure

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.

  • Once an offer is out there, Be polite and mention your best alternative offer, while expressing your desire to work with them. 
  • Do consider your other offer, any leverage you may have and your earlier calculations. 
  • Provide a valid reason in case you want to ask for a better salary.

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A job negotiation is preferable in person or on the phone, as compared to the impersonal and cold feel of the email.

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While making your final decision, keep in mind that:

  • You are clear about your deadline for signing the job offer.
  • Assert your deadline continually.
  • Use your final decision as a Trump Card. 
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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...

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.

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