Negotiation is apparently the process of table talk between two parties and taking an argument to such extent where both parties are agreed upon single agenda with mutual consensus.
For me this is one of those skills that proves your confidence level in the field and as good as you are with your negotiation skills believe me or not this is going to take you places.
Many of us, when getting hired might have faced such situations like negotiating on the pay scale and other official matters. Today, we will probably talk about 10 different negotiating tips one should know about when he/she is getting hired in any company.
It is famously said that being a good negotiator is one of the most important success factors for climbing that career ladder. It is a must that you should be able to learn about this success factor for your better career.
So, without wasting a bit of a second let’s dive into the 10 negotiation tips:-
1. Understand the nature of your job
This is one of the pre-requisite tips or you can even say a precaution as well. You should be fully aware the nature of the jobs and other entities of that job like working conditions and etc.
Before negotiating with the employer you should be fully aware about job responsibilities, requirements and expectations of the employer for this position.
2. Learn about the company
I have personally experienced this and have witnessed many of my friends as well who become super stars of their workplace just because they were fully connected with the vision of the company. While being hired you should also know that what is the motto and vision of the company you are going to work with.
This is only possible when you are good with your communication skills with your co-workers at your workplace. You shall know each and everything about the company policies and the culture of the company.
3. Be confident over your skills
No matter if the interviewee is going to hire you or not. You must be fully confident over your skill set and additionally you must be aware about the pay-scale that is trending in the market for the similar skill set. This way you can easily convince the employer over your salary package.
4. Know your strengths and differentiate yourself
Here comes the test for your confidence level. First of all, you need to know that what are your strengths and what are those x-factors in you in terms of your skills that can help you out to prove to your employer that you were the right choice for the position you are hired for.
While being hired, during the interview you had to make the interviewer feel that why you are different from other candidates and how ‘You are best, among the rest!’
5. Know about your cost of living
When you are getting hired in an organization you should know about the current net worth for the position you are getting hired for. You should be well connected with the salary trends that are happening in the market and with the help of those trends you can easily manipulate your current net worth with respect to the market.
This way you can easily negotiate with the HR manager of the company over your salary package. You can put the facts and figures in front of the employer to convince!
6. Define your salary threshold
Rather than justifying the unjustified and doing result-less prolonged discussions you must be clear with the minimum threshold of your salary.
Obviously you have to decide it with the help of the market trends that you are going to work with a company if and only if they offer you at least $XYZ salary.
7. Keep practicing your negotiation Skills
As the whole write-up has mainly discussed about some essential negotiations skills. What you have to do is keep practicing these skills whenever you go for a job interview.
You always need to be confident over your skills and especially the negotiations skills because that is how you can grab a good position as well as a handsome salary package from any organization.
8. Make a research
Here comes a part where most of you will get confused and the point where our professional maturity is going to be tested. It is the most fuzzy state when during an interview or an instant jo0b offer you start analyzing and start comparing your current job with the previous one.
You have to be a critical thinker and compare you current earnings and acquire a virtual forecast that how your new job is going to be a good stop for your career growth!
9. Know the policies
Every company and organization has their own set of policies, rules and regulations which implies on all the officials and the whole organizational hierarchy from top to bottom and vice.
You need to know about the organizational code of conducts and have a bit of conversation on it with the officials of company so that you can fully understand them and if something that is non-applicable on you then you have to tell the company that please exclude me from this and assign me the immunity.
10. First impression is the best impression
As many of us might have already heard this famous proverb and quotation that your first impression is the last impression. This is quite accurate and I have personally experienced it at different workplaces and I am sure that so as you also.
The point of discussion is that whenever you are negotiating with the organizational personnel while your job interview you have to take care of your impression. You have to make them believe that you are the right choice but not among the choices they have.
Your negotiating demands must be of intermediate level which are not hard for the employer to commit and even easy for you to accomplish. This way you can go place, for sure.
I hope that these 10 negotiation tips are going to surely help you out with your careers development and I hereby pray for your success also, good luck! ☺