Post # 1
I got an email job offer for a position I interviewed (sans ring) a few weeks ago. During the interviews one of them really pressured me to give him a number. So I did. I had pre researched the numbers ahead of time so I was prepared. I did not give a range. I am pretty good at not giving that sort of info out but this guy was not taking any of my evasive or turn around answers, he wanted a number for the box. I told him 85,000 based on that particular job.
Anyways my offer is for 75,000, a good 15,000 more than what I had been making. (Score!) However, the location of the job is way expensive. On salary.com the 75,000 is right on the 50% line for salaries in that area, with my experience. On cost of living websites, the offer compared to what I was making in the other city should be 85,000.
I plan on negotiating for more money. Since they sent me an email and the HR lady called me, should I follow-up and say I want a meeting to discuss the position? or just tell her over the phone that I want more money?
Anyone have any advice?
Post # 3
I would open up the discussion on the phone with HR. I suggest that because, in my current company, that is when we expect salary negotiations to occur.
Post # 4
I have no advice for you as i haven’t been through that but congratulations to you!!
Post # 5
@aliavenue: Thank you! I wasn’t sure becuase I’ve never gotten an email with an offer its always been face to face.
Post # 6
All the salary stuff usually goes through HR, so I’d approach them first. You could always say you’re willing to ocme in to discuss face-to-face, but I’ve always done salary negotiation over the phone.
Post # 7
Congrats!! Sounds like a great job. Hope the negotiations go well.
Is it just me or all the traditional evasive or turn around answers when it comes to the famous salary question no longer working?
I’ve been told never to bring it up first but in my last few interviews they’ve been very persistent about trying to pin down a number early on. Before they’ve even made an offer! Not really sure what to do about it.