How to negotiate the right salary in an interview??
The most common reason for a job shift is to get a salary hike. The most frequent blunder that the candidates make is that they settle for an offer with a 10% hike. The employers also try to bring the salary discussion in the primary section of the interview. Usually they start interrogating on the current salary. This is also a weapon used to filter the candidate from the cluster.
Know your capability and your value.
The ideal solution is to avoid salary disclosures until the employer is convinced of your candidature. Do all that you can to convince him. Let the offer be from his side. This is a positive sign that he is convinced of you. The offer put forth by the employer may not be the best offer for the job title. Unaware of the market trends and your worth, the offer could be interesting to you. Don’t ever make the mistake of accepting the primary offer made. Avoid being humble and explain your worthiness and your dexterity rather than talking about a hike from the current salary.
Be composed and do not show signs of greediness.
The calm and composed nature of your conversation during salary negotiation showcases your confidence. Highlight on your traits and skills that would let you excel in the job and thereby make yourself a promising candidate. That will strengthen your negotiation and the employer will be naturally forced to accept your demand. Talking about your needs or wants or your expectations in term of salary will not be the correct approach.
Wait for the employer to reveal the offer.
The employer makes an offer if and only if he is convinced of you completely. This is a situation where your base becomes strong and the question will be whether you will accept his offer. The ball is in your court now and you can confidently ask for a better offer stating your worth and your deliverables for the company. So wait for the employer to make an offer.
Ask for a written confirmation.
The present job or the present offer in hand is a confidence booster during salary negotiation. The very thought that I have an option in hand bestows extreme confidence and this is exhibited both verbally and non-verbally. This confidence awes the employer to understand your worth winning a chance to get the best offer.