Try to evaluate the company, the impression that you left to the employer, their abilities and their needs and give approximate answer. It is important not to underestimate yourself too, also that you are not searching for a high salary if it’s not in line with your current capacity, and the position you are applying for. Therefore, it is good to know something more about the responsibilities that await you in this position so feel free to ask the employer additional information about the workplace commitments and their expectations from you.
Once you present your expectations about salary and other conditions that you expect, do not constantly add something new to the list because it is greedily. Employers may be willing to negotiate about additional conditions, but they will appreciate if you expose all requirements at once.Searching for a raise
Before the meeting with the boss, it is important to summarize your achievements and successes in the company. Consider what the boss could ask you and how to answer to his/her requirements. Also prepare answers in advance.
Consider whether it is the right time to ask for a raise – in terms of the current quality of your work and the situation in which your company is located. Don’t be impatient, don’t stop the boss in the hallway to to say him what you have, ask him for a meeting in calm way.
Do not go overboard with the requirements – Be realistic and do not exaggerate your importance. Don’t negotiate about anything and everything! Negotiate about the aspects that make you really important. This will reduce tension and facilitate talks for the achievement of a mutually satisfactory agreement. Even if you see from the start that your boss is satisfied with your results, and if you see that it is possible that he/she could meet your requirements, stay realistic. Inquire about the working conditions of employees of your profession in other companies and at the same time keep in mind the possibilities of your company.
Show the employer that you appreciate him and everything that company invested in you until that time. It is important to show that money is not the only thing that motivates you.
Be sure in your requirements – determine what you actually want and be sure of that. If you are not sure that you really deserve what you are looking for, or that there has reasonable grounds to get it in your company, you will be a bad negotiator.
You did not come to argue. Have clearly and specifically what is important to you, without twisting, but politely and correctly. Remember – you and your employer don’t have to be on the opposite side, if it is a company where you can see yourself in the long run. Your success should be a success of your company and vice versa.
Do not insist on an immediate answer. If the employer told you that he will inform you later, respect that. If it is urgent to you, ask for a rough estimate of time for which you can expect a response. If you do not receive it in the agreed period, request a new meeting and ask for the outcome of the negotiations.