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Know Your Worth!

hand.jpgIf you’re thinking about negotiating for a higher salary during an interview, don’t think that it’s such an unimaginable thing to do. Yes, you may be a bit hesitant if you’re an entry level candidate, or you think it may produce a negative impression from the employer, but the outcome might actually be beneficial to you. Out of 875 hiring managers, Careerbuilder.com revealed that about 60% leave room in the first offer for salary negotiations. You can view current salaries in different industries by searching on sites such as salary.com, but it’s good to be fully prepared before going to the initial interview (finding out industry and region’s average). Of course demanding a salary way out of the range of the current market might not be too successful, but if you can request for a certain amount while maintaining a professional and respectful demeanor, then asking for a higher pay may actually work out. As long as you do careful research as well as provide sufficient information on your own qualifications, an employer will want to negotiate the salary in order to recruit such a skilled professional into their team.
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