Here’s a step by step guide to negotiating your best salary yet:
- Do your research.
- Don’t talk money too early.
- Don’t be afraid to ask – but don’t demand either!
- Keep selling yourself
- Make them jealous
- Ask a fair price
- Believe that you can you negotiate in this economy
- Negotiate extras and be creative!
- Negotiate with confidence
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies.
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