Salary Negotiation: Six Winning Strategies For Success

  • Tailor your salary negotiation strategy to the organizationSalary negotiation strategy

When it comes to salary negotiation, new recruits often tend to focus on the back and forth bargain strategies. Job candidates often admit to the inability to undertake effective negotiations during a job offer. This is usually attributed to the failure to recognize opportunities to negotiate, and focus on one’s own internal weakness.

To position yourself as a self-advocate, the following strategies will support your requests during salary negotiations. Always prepare to describe the value that you will bring to the organization.

When determining how to negotiate for a higher salary, you’ll will stand a higher chance than your colleagues of you are able to match your personal work strategy to the organization’s expectations and objectives.  In addition, you may seek to negotiate on the best compensation strategy with the human resources personnel who understands your performance. Learn to negotiate for the ideal benefits and package.

  • Get out of your own way

During salary negotiations, more often than not we tend to ‘get in our own way,’ and fail to recognize the various opportunities to negotiate. Dira HR, career counselling sessions, often advise candidates to develop alternatives to the current salary negotiation by preparing to explain to the recruiter of human resource manager the value you would bring to the organization. Check it out at

  • Familiarize yourself with industry salary trends
  • Negotiating salary successfully

As a new recruit, you need to enter a salary negotiation session as informed as possible. Dira HR occasionally conducts research to develop salary guides for the various positions and experience level expected in different industries. We advise candidates to pay particular attention to the In-demand positions or critical sections in the latest salary guides. This will help one to respond to the job offer more confidently. In addition, most employers or recruiters usually find it hard finding someone with the right skills set and experience, and this opens the door to negotiate higher salary.

  • DON’T make it all about you

Always remember that most human resource managers or recruiters don’t love salary negotiations, either. Your future employer is not opponent. Ensuring that your tone remains positive when you’re negotiating salary will help you more to navigate the discussion.

  • Consider the salary negotiation context

In large established companies, job candidates are usually measured against the well-defined job categories with a set of range salary scales. It’s important to keep in mind that when determining how to negotiate salary, try to identify what pay category someone with your experience and education would receive. This will be an effective platform to build a case for salary negotiation.

  • Adapt your own unique style for maximum successBest salary negotiation tips

Candidate’s individual differences and personality determines the ability to negotiate salary effectively. Factors such as individual attitudes towards negotiation had direct effect on the negotiation outcomes. Lastly, employers or recruiters are encouraged to give employees room to bargain as this could help create a more satisfied and productive workforce.

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