Right Way to Talk About Salary

It is very important and sensitive issue that some candidates take very lightly. Most of us do not know how and when to talk about the salary with the new employer who is interviewing.

Some candidates feel it awkward to talk about money when they meet the potential employer for the first time even if they get chance to ask about salary. On the other hand, some people take it very roughly which leave a bad impression on the employer. Both these ways are not appropriate. To find the balanced way of talking about salary, here are some tips.

When you meet your employer first time at interview hall, try to reveal your employer that you are a good choice for that vacant job. Let the interview be completed with all necessary discussion and wait for the right time. By right time I mean when the interviewer starts talking about the salary offered for that specific position, or asks you if you have any query about anything. But do never cut the words of interviewer and ask about money offered when he may not be expecting this question. Moreover, there are two sub-conditions where you talk this. The first is when you are in interview and the second when the employer has confirmed to assign you that job.

Now there is need to know how to start the query about money. People find it a tough business.

If you feel the employer is offering less than your expectations as compared to your capabilities, plan the polite words to negotiate. Say the words like “Sir, I really liked the company, the staff and responsibilities offered, I need a little more than this offer so that I can justify my relocation from the old job to this one”, or “can I have a little raise?” But do not put the exact demand.

This soft way will bring him to discuss on this topic. In case he is not willing to make increment in his offer, you can ask about the future possibilities, saying “is there possibility in future for raise if I prove my capability?”

It is also not that late to discuss when you have joined your job. This is more appropriate time in my opinion when you can prove your value by revealing your abilities and strength to work better. It will automatically motivate them to give you a raise.

Whenever you talk about salary, but be polite anyway. Keeping your qualification and capabilities in consideration, talk softly and decently about the salary.

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