Managing the Job Hunt - Part 2.2 - Salary Negotiations
Big big topic here – and with all the “what if’s” that play into this subject, this is going to be VERY high level. With that in mind, get ready a “shameless plug” early.
All joking aside, this is a very serious topic. Think about it…this is your livelihood here. It’s not just that your bills are paid and there’s food on the table. It’s about looking toward your future, your goals, your retirement, the ability for work-life balance, and the list just goes on and on. So…shameless plug continues: I am hosting a FREE webinar this Thursday, 17 November 2022, at 7pm Eastern. This webinar has limited spaces available to ensure an impactful experience for all participants. Click HERE to register.
Now, grab a cup o’ joe, a pen and paper, and let’s get to work!
Let’s start by busting a common myth that many hold: The person you interview with usually does not have complete autonomy on the compensation package offered for the position. Unless you are interviewing with a small organization and are speaking with the owner personally, the hiring manager has been provided a budget and they are held accountable for staying within the confines of that budget. This fact sometimes gives applicants pause and a first impulse may be to undersell your value to get the job. Such a balancing act!
Today, we are going to talk about three key pieces to make this part of your job hunt smoother for both you and the prospective employer.