How to Present a Salary Request for a New Job and Get It
You are applying for a new job. One of the questions on the application is, "What salary do you expect?" Gulp! Don't you hate that? You obviously don't want to get underpaid, but you also don't want to price yourself out of the job.
So, how do you make a ? Are your salary rates negotiable? That is up to you. Can you negotiate a salary for a new job? Of course. And DoNotPay can help.
Discussing Salary During a Job Interview
If you applied for a job and were called in for an interview, you have passed one hurdle. Job interviews are always stressful, but being prepared can help you combat your anxiousness. You should be confident, but not overconfident. One of the things you should know is how much the position you are applying for could pay. Do your research and practice your salary negotiations before your interview.
Type and Size of the Company
Read up on the company you have applied with before you go. Has it been around for quite some time or is it a fairly new startup? Does the company have six employees, 60, or hundreds? Is it a company well-known for its financial fortitude? Getting the answers to these questions and more can help you understand what the company may be able to afford to pay you.
Your Expertise and Experience You Can Bring to the Job
Whether you are just out of college and looking for your first career position, or have been in the workplace for a while, be ready to sell yourself. We all have experience. Be willing to share yours. You want to make a good impression worthy of the salary you may be offered.
Assess Pay in Similar Situations
It is easy to locate pay assessments for jobs in almost any sector and almost any location. You can search various job sites. You can usually find what jobs like the one you applied for will pay.
New Job Salaries Versus Salary Increases
If you are offered a position but at a bit lower salary than you had hoped for, you still may want to negotiate to get a raise. You may propose the salary being offered but would like a salary raise in 90 days. This is not uncommon. Be careful though. You do not want to demand too much before you land the position. You are not yet ready to know:
- How much of a raise you should ask for
- How often you may request or expect a raise
- When to ask for a raise
Salary Increases Come With Time
Once you have worked for your new employer for three months, or six months, you will have gained a lot of experience and shown what you can do. If you haven't been offered a raise yet, you may decide you want to request one. Some reasons for that request may include:
- You have taken on more work than your original job description had shared
- You have made positive contributions to the company
- Another company has shown interest in your work
And, of course, there could be more.
Ways to Ask For a Raise in Salary
Whether you feel the initial salary you are being offered is too low for the work you will be taking on, or you have been working in your position long enough to not consider it a "new" job anymore, there are different ways to ask for a raise. You could ask:
|In-person||Ask for an appointment with your boss or human resources to discuss your position and pay in person|
|Via Phone||Set up a phone appointment to negotiate your salary, which could be useful if you do not work at the same location as your boss.|
|Via Email||Ask for a raise via email, which is more common these days than one may think.|
Or you could get some direction by asking DoNotPay to help negotiate for you.
How to Use DoNotPay to Negotiate Your Salary Request for a New Job
Whether you want to negotiate a higher salary before taking on a new job, or after settling into a new position after several months, DoNotPay will help. DoNotPay will research the wage statistics for you and ask you questions regarding the education and experience you have to offer. Here is all you have to do:
- Search “negotiate my salary” on DoNotPay.
- Enter the name of your company and the industry you work in, so we can find the right wage statistics for your role.
- Answer a series of questions regarding your qualifications and achievements, relocation expenses, and other job offers if applicable.
- Enter the new base salary you would like to request.
With that, DoNotPay will draft a letter for you to use to request the salary you want and deserve. You can present the letter in person, use it as a script on the phone, or email it to your potential boss or human resources.
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