Chances are the first thing you want to know about a new job offer is how much you'll get paid! But the experts recommend not asking up front. Instead let the potential employer make the first offer after they've offered you the job. At that point you know they already want and need you and you'll be in a much better position to negotiate.
It's fairly common for an employer to leave some room in the salary they offer you. Often the salary they'll pay for you is about 10 - 20% more than their first offer so negotiating is well worth the effort.
A salary negotiation starts with knowing the fair market value of your position. If you've already held a job in this field, you'll want to share your salary in the previous position. And you'll also want to research the average salary of your position. Make sure to share your experience level and education with the person hiring you as that will help them see why you're worth more. The best way to approach a salary negotiation is with a positive attitude. Show your enthusiasm for the job and make sure you believe you're worth the salary you're aiming for!
One of the many challenges of today's job market is discovering what you'll earn once you get hired. Although it's not the only factor in determining your next career move, it's one of the big ones. You don't want to spend a small fortune on education only to gain entry into a career where you can't even afford to pay back the student loans along with your living expenses.
So find out what your pay should be like first with our salary profiles. We put together straight-forward graphs and charts to help you find the salary information you need fast and easily. Gain a view of the range in annual wages for each salary profile. The highest, median, and lowest annual wages are shown for each career. Our salary data comes primarily from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) and covers the entire U.S.
In addition to salary profiles you can learn details about different career opportunities. Included in each career profile is a job description section, education & training requirements, as well as the job outlook.
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