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posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ChicFoodist:  I would ask for 70k, for them to pay for your finance designation and once achieved a raise to 75k. Once you have been in the job for a few years and have achieve the required experience then you should be making the top end of the range.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@foreverthine:  +1 

ive seen too many people low ball themselves and obviously the company isnt going to say anything if they can pay you less to do a job they were going to pay you much more to do. 

70 is a good place to start! 

Post # 6
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ChicFoodist:  Don’t lowball yourself. It’s business, not personal. Ask for what you should be getting paid, and if they don’t agree and they really want you to do the job, they will counter offer. If they recognize that you are the most qualified and they want you doing the job, salary negotiations (within reason) shouldn’t turn them off to hiring you, and they know what the average salary is for the position and what they shouldbe paying you.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d start at 70k, with the possibility of getting 75k after getting the finance thing!

Post # 9
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChicFoodist:  Always ask for more! If you want 70, ask for 75-80. 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsWBS:  +1

@ChicFoodist:  Also if you can, have their side name the number first. In money negotiations, usually the person who names the number first is the one who loses.

Ex–my job’s range was 100-130k. They asked me what I wanted, and I asked them to name what they thought was fair.  I would have been in it for 100k. They offered 115k. This point of the offer is where the applicant has the most bargaining power. I said actually I was thinking 120k. And then we settled on that. If I had named the number first and said 115k, then I bet they would have said 110k and we settled on 112k. See? Have them name it first–this is the third time I have done this and it worked out similarly all 3 times.

Post # 14
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ChicFoodist:  There is a delicate balance when dealing with moving up/raises. On one hand, you don’t want to sound pushy or aggressive. On the other hand, you want to ensure that you are getting paid fairly. I get it.

 

If the point of the call is to discuss salary expectations, then you should be prepared with what you will/won’t accept, and what you think is fair. It’s good that you have done your research and know what you should expect to hear, and that you can identify what this new position is actually worth.

 

I probably wouldn’t bring up how big of a leap it is, I’m sure they are aware. But if the purpose is to discuss pay, I would make sure you don’t let them short you because it IS such a big leap, if that makes sense. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I agree with all PPs. Just remember women tend to undervalue themselves ESPECIALLY in salary negotiations. I would ask for the a little over middle of the median range, maybe 75, but don’t expect it and then settle for something you think is closer to your worth like 70k as other PP mentioned. You never know! You might get that 75k!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ChicFoodist:  I would not bring up your salary in your current position, honestly that was your first mistake to tell them what you make, because they will only use that to hurt you. If they feel you are qualified for the job, they have the budget to pay you for it. Negotiate based on the assets you could bring to the potential job, and DO NOT bring up the salary jump. This will only clue them in that you would be happy to be earning more than what you are currently, not what the job is worth.

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