Skip to main content

Need help negotiating salary and other benefits?

I have often thought about ways that I can actually negotiate a better pay or benefits within my employment package. Obviously not the easiest topic to address, however the ladies from Black Career Women's Network do a great job of providing tips on how to best navigate negotiating a new job offer or a better situation in your current job.

Below are a few notes I gathered from the presentation.


On negotiating a new job:

1. Do your research on the job and the market.

2. Know your must have(s) and be flexible on your nice to have(s).  

3. Stand firm and be willing to walk away from any negotiation.

On negotiating your current job:

1. Have multiple conversations with your supervisor about your interests.

2. Tie in your professional development aspirations to the business in order to show the benefits to the company. An example of this is provided in the webcast. 

3. Understand your value - what skills and talents do you bring to your company? What is the market rate in your area for someone holding these skills? 

Checkout the video!



Jess

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Prepare for the Interview?

An interview can be a nerve wracking experience. What should I wear? What should I say? What questions should I ask? As a Corporate Recruiter and Senior HR Specialist I've seen some of the best and the worst of interviews. From my experience I've found that there are three main areas that people should focus on when preparing for an exceptiona interviewing experience.

1. Research

Always start any job search with research. Once the job interview is landed, this becomes even more important. Read about the company history, culture, recent news and any other insights you can find. You should also review the job description that you've applied to. Be prepared to ask and be asked questions about the company and the job. Next, you'll need to do some research on yourself. Sound a bit strange? Well, I'll explain what I mean by this. Do you know what skills and/or knowledge you will bring to the company? Do you remember the kinds of projects you've taken on in the past fe…

Reviewing 2016 and Planning for 2017

One of my top goals for 2016 was to pay off a sum of student loan debt. I ended up paying off close to $10,000 of debt. This was a great accomplishment, but I still have a long way to go. I am so thankful to Dave Ramsey and his 7 baby steps to financial freedom. The approach he lines out is very easy to follow and more importantly IT ACTUALLY WORKS!

Dave says that in order to pay off debt, we need to assess our current regular income and expenses. Then we should locate where we can increase what we bring in and/or decrease spending. Next, he recommends saving a starter emergency fund in order to ensure that we will not add to our debt if or when a situation arises (this is what he calls Murphy - Murphy's law). Once the emergency fund is built of $1,000, we need to list out all of our debts from smallest to largest amount and begin putting any additional income to the smallest debt. Continuing down the list, we use the same process until the very last debt is paid off. This is call…

40 Halloween Costume Ideas for Brown Girls

Halloween is coming up very soon. Are you dressing up? Will you be going to a costume party this year? Well, I hope so. I enjoy playing dress up for Halloween. Here are just a few photos of my past costumes.

Dressed as Cleopatra