How To Negotiate Your Salary During An Interview.

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Knowing how to negotiate your monthly pay is a very important aspect of getting employed, after all your salary is the reward you will receive for all your effort and work. 

Now at the end of the month no one will like to be relatively underpaid. This is why it’s of the highest importance you know how to negotiate from the get go.

This is because no matter how exciting the job offer is, the reward attached to it is a major factor in accepting or declining a job offer. 

Being paid adequately for your skills, services and experience has a big effect on job satisfaction, motivation and performance. As such, understanding the how and when of negotiating your salary during an interview or after getting the job offer cannot be overemphasised.

Having said that, this article on how to negotiate salary will teach you how to 


  • How to negotiate a higher pay.
  • How to understand your worth and ask for more money in and after a job offer.
  • Tips on how to ask for more money during a job offer and get it.
  • What not to do when negotiating.
  • What to do after salary negotiations.


Most often than not the “money expectation” topic is brought up near the end of the interview.

Rather than being that individual who is so grateful for a job offer that you take whatever money is offered, you want to be that professional that the company is really looking forward to have.

Detailed below are general dos and don’ts of salary negotiation. 

  1. Timing and tact 

Mentioning your expectation in your cover letter is a total negative. Don’t bring it up during your first interview. Use these chances instead to show your skill set for the role. 

Express your interest in the job and the advantages you would bring to the company before asking for the salary range. 

It’s very critical you make the employer understand that your priority and motivation is way beyond the paycheck.

If the employer eventually brings up the question be sure you fully understand the job requirements and description before answering questions about your preferred salary.  Also showing that you’re flexible will keep the room open for negotiation.


  1. don’t offer a salary figure first

One rule you need to take note of when negotiating for your salary is that it’s usually best to get the employer to offer a salary figure first.

Knowing what your to be employer is willing to offer can give you some advantage during salary negotiations.

But sometimes you can’t avoid going first. In such a case, offer a range (not an exact figure) that would be acceptable to you. You could also tdefer and turn the question around by asking your to be employer “what salary range you’re considering for the position?”   


  1. Get your salary figures right 

At the beginning of the process, even before the initial interview or phone evaluation, do your research and find out the latest salary ranges for that particular job title you’re applying for. This will inform your negotiating and help you get a higher pay.


  1. Present a strong case

In any salary negotiation, you need to give solid and valid reasons for your demanding a higher salary. 

Talk specifically about your skills, experience and prior successes, especially those that have had a measurable and tangible effect on a company’s progress


Knowing how to discuss salary during an interview is like knowing how to dance. You don’t want to start too early, and you don’t want to step on anybody’s toes. Being prepared with salary research and a strong ability to communicate your most relevant strengths will help you put your best foot forward. Always remember, “everything is up for negotiation”


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