Salary Negotiation Tips 21-31Making the Ask
- Put Your Number Out First.
- Ask for More Than What You Want.
- Don’t Use a Range.
- Be Kind But Firm.
- Focus on Market Value.
- Prioritize Your Requests.
- But Don’t Mention Personal Needs.
- Ask for Advice.
How do you ask for a higher salary offer?
Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate the Salary Higher
- Do Your Homework.
- Be Non-Committal/Vague About Salary History and Expectations.
- Don’t Blindly Accept the First Offer.
- Take Some Time to Consider the Offer and Gauge the Value of the Salary/Benefits as a Whole.
- Ask for 10-25% More Than What Was Offered.
- Justify Your Ask.
How do you ask for compensation?
You want the employer to base their offer on your value, not your previous salary.
- Let the interviewer ask you about salary.
- Do not lie about your salary history.
- If you do not wish to tell your salary history, answer with the salary range you are willing to negotiate within.
What do you say when negotiating salary?
11 Words and Phrases to Use in Salary Negotiations
- “I am excited by the opportunity to work together.”
- “Based on my research…”
- “Similarly situated employees”
- “Is that number flexible at all?”
- “I would be more comfortable if…”
- “If you can do that, I’m on board.”
How much more should you ask for when negotiating salary?
As a general rule of thumb, it’s usually appropriate to ask for 10% to 20% more than what you’re currently making. That means if you’re making $50,000 a year now, you can easily ask for $55,000 to $60,000 without seeming greedy or getting laughed at.