From the previous recruitment blog many people read the post & were intrigued by how much are you worth and what salary do I ask for at the base of the post. You could say money isn’t everything but sadly in this currently climate it is. Whether you are temping, temps or a permanent staff member – negotiating a decent gross salary is essential. This is especially applicable to the average family person with an accumulation of financial commitments, mortgages and rents.
The ultimate question is where do you start and how do you know the true value of that salary. One factor is the job vacancy on offer via employer or recruitment agency. What are the true potentials, does the salary seem realistic in comparison to the market trend. Are close family and friends in a similar job role? Discreetly ask how much they may be getting paid. Bear in mind their circumstances maybe slightly different due to the nature of employment, duration and job requirements.
Always remember employers and recruitment agencies and consultants are looking at your skills, talents & qualifications its essential you undertake your own research onto salary estimations irrelevant of whether you are starting a new career, promotion or management. As stated previously in my/Nimble Recruitment blog it’s a question that crops up in all the interviews. Your goal is to find typical job salaries for people with similar experience and skills in your industry. Research on a weekend via Social Media on LinkedIn, Facebook or G+ Here’s an outline to how you can succeed to making the evaluation correct.
Do your homework initially
Ask for assistance friends /family
Incorporate the power of Social Media
Knowledge is power
Learn to negotiate (Employer/Recruiter)
Start at a moderate salary figure
Ensure you have all the details in writing (Employer/Recruiter)
You will be surprised – once you have managed to negotiate once it will become second nature. Always having a range in mind is important when negotiating your salary. Finding the balance between what you want, what you think you are worth and what the company wants to pay can be archived particularly in this current climate and job market. Just demonstrate skills, abilities, enthusiasm and confidence.