Agree on your proficiency and performance level Whether you are receiving a job offer from a company or going through your performance review, you and your employer should agree on where your performance fits in relation to the benchmark job description. Know what you are saying “yes” to before you sign on the dotted line. Often better benefits — like flexible schedules or excellent health insurance — make up for a lower salary. Unfortunately, this does happen. Negotiate multiple issues simultaneously, not serially. Practice your salary negotiation skills with a friend or during a mock interview with a career counsellor. 5. When you’re looking to gain leverage, it often comes as a result of having other options. Read more… New research suggests that people who ask for a precise salary instead of a round figure are perceived by employers to better know their worth. If the employer says no, accept the answer gracefully.
On August 1, Massachusetts passed an equal-pay law that prohibits employers from asking about salary histories until they make a job offer that includes compensation, unless the applicants voluntarily provide the information, ThinkProgress reported . Massachusetts is the first state to ban employers from inquiring about salary histories. As ThinkProgress noted, asking candidates for their salary histories may reinforce the gender wage gap. Women generally earn less than men, and when they disclose their salary, the prospective employer may base their new salary on their previous one. The passage of the law is heartening news for those interviewing in Massachusetts as for the rest of us, there are ways to dodge the salary question artfully. http://toughrileyholmes.boxcrack.net/2016/08/02/picking-out-convenient-systems-for-selection-process/In an episode of “The Tim Ferriss Show” podcast , bestselling personal-finance writer Ramit Sethi gave some advice on how to avoid giving a direct answer. If you’re in a job interview and a hiring manager asks you how much you make or how much you’re looking for, Sethi says, say something like, “You know what, I’m happy to discuss money down the road, but right now I’m just trying to see if there’s a good fit for both of us. I’m sure you’re trying to do the same thing.” Sethi says this communicates confidence to the interviewer and can suggest that you have multiple offers on the table. His advice is to hold off on salary negotiations until the hiring manager comes at you with a job offer, but you may run into an interviewer who will keep pushing until they get an answer. In an interview with Business Insider in May, HR consultant Lynn Taylor also recommended the dodge tactic, but said that if you get an insistent interviewer, answer truthfully but with an explanation.
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