Amidst the “Great Resignation,” the time has never been better to get the salary you deserve. If you are in the throes of a job search and receive an offer that’s less than ideal, you can negotiate. Here are three steps to negotiate a job offer with confidence.
Know Your Worth
Before you start your job search, it’s essential to know your worth. Take a high-level view of your career thus far. Consider your past and current roles, skillsets, education, and future goals. Head to a site like salary.com to get an accurate idea of market value in your area. Be sure to browse job titles above and below yours and input all of your information to get the most accurate estimate of your value.
Do Your Research On The Company
The more you know about the company, the more negotiating power you will have. After the usual deep dive into their website and social media, it’s time to step it up a notch. Head to Glassdoor and check out the reviews and reported salaries. Keep in mind that this isn’t foolproof, and every company will pay differently depending on experience. However, this can give you a good idea of general ranges.
Be Firm But Polite
Now comes the hard part: asking for it. Head into a job offer negotiation knowing that this is just part of the process. Employers should be expecting it! Deliver your expectation in a firm yet polite manner. Be prepared to back it up with all of the knowledge you’ve gathered.
Finally, don’t be afraid to walk away from a job offer if it does not meet your expectations after negotiating. Sometimes, the opportunity just isn’t a great fit! And a market like today’s is no time to settle. Ready to set out on your job search? Join our Talent Network for emails straight to your inbox with jobs in your industry or area.