Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “How does an annual starting salary of $45,000 sound?“
To provide some context, you make $45,000 at your current job and the interviewer offers you the exact same salary in your first job interview. You want to negotiate and make it at least $50,000 at this new job (Salary not listed in the job posting).
According to Indeed and Glassdoor, that’s within the price range for this position. You’re willing to stay at your current job, but you have no other offers. Then you need to strategically negotiate your salary! Down below you can find the perfect salary negotiation example:
√ Do contribute to a win-win situation. Instead of making demands, it’s better to ask questions or support your answers with demonstrable skills / experience or information from reliable sources. Remember to stay positive and composed to keep the tension and stress out of the negotiation.
X Don’t negotiate if there is no leverage. You can propose a fixed number or salary range, but after that it’s better to wait for a response. If their counter-offer doesn’t meet your expectations you’d better decline the offer and thank the interviewer for their time and effort.