At some point in your career you have negotiate whether it’s negotiating a job offer or negotiating how a work project gets handled. Read on for four never-fail ways to negotiate.
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If your boss is like a lot of bosses, she’s too busy managing meetings, deadlines and corporate goals to give much thought to your value to the company. So, how do you increase your chances of getting a raise, and, more importantly, hike up the amount? Read on.
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Those cheerleaders, class presidents and smiling sports stars were so popular in high school, and they’re more successful in their careers, too. They earn more than the rest of us even 35 years after high school is over, according to new research from the National Bureau of Economic Affairs. So, what does this mean for your career and what can you learn from what those popular kids did in high school to boost your career and your earning potential? Consider these tips.
Negotiating a starting salary can be a slippery slope. Make a mistake and you can leave more than money on the table. No employer wants to be bullied into paying extra, but on the same token, potential employees don’t want to undercut themselves when it comes to accepting a salary offer. While it’s easy to offend somebody during the negotiation process, there are ways to do it effectively and successfully, without upsetting either side. Consider these tips.
Just because the economy is in the doldrums doesn’t mean you can’t ask for a pay raise. Whether or not you get it depends on more than the fact that you are simply being underpaid. In this environment, most people are happy just to have a job and wouldn’t dream of asking for a salary increase, but career experts say that’s a mistake, especially if you are adding value to the company and aren’t getting compensated for it.
You look across the table and your eyes meet. You blink and then quickly look away. Was that a smile you detected? You hope so, because you were smiling, too. No, you’re not on a date. You’re at a job interview and it’s going well. It’s the second time you’ve met with the prospective employer and you feel like it’s a really good fit. You’ve gotten past the resume screen, the first interview and now the second is almost over. The employer has expressed definite interest in your services. The only question is what’s it going to cost them? Now – gulp – it’s time for the tricky part: salary negotiations.
Nobody wants to disclose their salary history to a prospective employer, but in this environment, it’s almost a requirement. While the first instinct may be to exaggerate your past salary out of fear of being lowballed, recruiters and career experts say honesty is the best policy.
Stuck with a low salary offer? You may not be able to negotiate a higher base pay, but you could bargain for better benefits.
Whether you’re looking for a flexible work schedule, earlier review or a bonus, companies may be more willing to compromise when it comes to the perks outside of salary.
You may not think you’ll be able to negotiate even the smallest things because of the tight job market, but career experts say you can successfully negotiate for better benefits as long as you play your cards right.
Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer.
Unfortunately, some people assume that if you’re not an official “employee,” you don’t need to be paid. Some people may ask to “pick your brain,” for a quick favor, or to discuss something over lunch.
Here are four tips to getting paid when asked to work for free.