The perfect job may not be so perfect if you’re not landing in the right compensation range. The FreightCareers team covers common salary negotiation mistakes, useful tips and in-depth knowledge of negotiating a salary.
The FreightCareers team has interviewed the FreightWaves Human Resources Department to provide quick hits on the most important do’s and don’ts of salary negotiation.
State the lowest amount you can make as X amount. State what you want, not the minimum you would take.
Your salary reflects the true value of the quality and quantity of your work. Consider additional company benefits as additional compensation for your value as an employee; not all companies offer the same benefits.
And then the review if someone does present a counter-offer?
A counter-offer doesn’t necessarily mean the hiring company finds less value in your abilities. For example, if you are working remotely or relocating to a new market, it would serve you well to dive into the salary range of your role in that market so you can have a more competitive and realistic offer for that area.
Yes, the processes do differ when working with a recruiter rather than directly with a company!
Remember, whether you’re applying for your current position at a new company, a new role to accompany new skillsets or a role in a new market, you need to research the appropriate salary range. Be honest about your abilities; if you are advanced but not an expert in your field, you can aim high but do keep your expectations attainable while also considering the additional benefits unique to the individual companies you are interested in.
Happy job hunting!