Earn what you're worth: 5 Salary negotiation tips
Before you even begin salary negotiations with a prospective employer, you need to find out how much the job is worth - and how much your skills and experience are worth to the employer. For most of us, pay is (and always will be) a fundamental consideration of working life. As such, negotiating your starting pay and asking for a raise are a critical determining factors when deciding to take a new job and feeling valued in an existing position. These tips can help you polish your negotiating skills and get the pay you deserve.
Work out your value
Thoroughly research what other people with your skills and experience are getting paid so you can back up your salary demands. Remember that the same role can be of different value in different industries so make your research remains relevant to your situation. Find out more or try out our Salary Calculator
Improve your negotiation skills
It can be easier holding out for more money when you are in the process of being offered a job than trying to get a raise when you actually have one. Consider positions of power, bargaining tools and the consequences of non-agreement.