The art is a key career and employability skills. The skill will help you throughout your career life. If you are leaving for a new job, you will need your negotiation skills; also while on the job you must be able to price yourself well. You will have to up your game in other to improve your chance and also to stay in the game. Negotiation is a dialogue or conversation between two or more people with the intention to reach a beneficial outcome over one or more issues. The process in not only meant to settle difference or dispute. In business environment, it’s a bargaining process between two or more party usually leading to a common ground between both parties. Employer and Employer usually undergo this process in other to achieve a common ground during the process of interview or while on the Job. Usually you would expect a win-win outcome, but most time this is not always the case. As a professional, you need to understand the time, know your worth so you don’t over or under price yourself. Honestly speaking, asking for a pay rise from your employer could be disruptive. So it’s essential you get the timing right. As much as we have many organizations are trying to take on fresh hands to drive the business in the competitive market, the last thing they want to see is their best hand leaving the business. The moment you start feeling you being underpaid at your current job, or you intend to negotiate a higher pay at that interview, you need negotiating skills mastery. So you need to keep adding value, as your company has to perceive you as one of their most prized asset. You can’t be a liability, not improve on the job, or add no value to the business and expect to have breakthrough while requesting for a pay rise. If businesses are unable to secure or retain the skilled employees they have, they will also have to face the challenge of securing people with the expertise and experience to take the organization forward. What this means is that, the candidate that desired this kind of job will need the required skills sets, enough experience in your bout as well and your profile must speak volume to be able to dictate your pay while securing the job. Although, we have established that talking money is hard, but what is more nerve racking is discussing how much you want to earn during interview or while demanding for a pay rise. Not to worry, this article we will share several ways you can go about it. Let’s considered some expert tips for planning and executing a strategy with the aim of getting a pay rise and land the dream job you desire.
Know your Worth
Be Professional during the Process
Take Your Time
Don’t Name your Digit First
Finally go for it
Wrap UpIf you are currently employed or you looking to land your dream job and you need a pay rise, you start by being prepared, get online, do a research to gather more information about your job and the company you interested in. Next, you have to know your worth, ensure you keeping developing and adding value. Also, it’s key to understand the timing and do ensure you stay professional during the process of negotiating. Have a clear idea of what you want-the figure. Determine the salary range you are looking for. Don’t be tempted at throwing out the figures, take your time before you finally schedule or call for a discussion. And not just that, have a plan B you can fall back on if everything else fails. Avoid your CV Landing in the trash.
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