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Negotiating salary

Ayub ali khan
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Hi,

Could any one give some good tips to negotiate the salary so that you gain from the salary negotiation. How to drive the salary negotiation to ones advantage ?

Thank you for all the inputs.

Ayub


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Mike Isano
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It's good if you can get some numbers from them first. I had an interview for a job once and the guy said the pay was $65,000. Then later I was being questioned by other guy in another room and he offered $25,000. lol.


If you are forced to say a number first, give it a little bit higher than what you actually have in mind, becuase they might just give it to you. If they are turned off by the number you give, then you can always negotiate down to what you orignially would like.

Don't be too shy. There are managers who pretty much don't do anything useful who are making more money than you. As a programmer, you are the key to the project succeding. Get paid for it.
[ September 03, 2007: Message edited by: Mike Isano ]
Mark Herschberg
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Spending $30 on a book on negotiation (or even investing $100-$200 on a couple of them or some training courses, etc.) is a very worthwhile investment when you consider the additional income it can generate in a single year, let alone a lifetime.

--mark
Manish Hatwalne
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
Spending $30 on a book on negotiation (or even investing $100-$200 on a couple of them or some training courses, etc.) is a very worthwhile investment when you consider the additional income it can generate in a single year, let alone a lifetime.

--mark


Could you suggest some such books?
Ayub ali khan
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Thank you Mike and Mark.

Thank you for the advise. I thought I would get lot of suggestions here I will surely find some book and apply practically every time I do a negotiation...We do it every day..just have to practice more and concentrate towards it more suggestions are welcome from other experienced Ranchers.

Thank you.
Ayub
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
Could you suggest some such books?


Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1,000 A Minute 2006 Edition


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Mark Herschberg
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* Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People 2nd Edition
* Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1,000 A Minute 2006 Edition
* Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In


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arulk pillai
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When you have multiple job offers, you have a much better chance to negotitate compared to having a single offer.

-- Take some time to prepare for your interviews and aim to stand above lot of other candidates.

-- Aim to get multiple job offers so that you negotiate better.

-- study the market rates in your region by googling, talking to fellow professionals etc


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Ayub ali khan
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Hi ,

Thank you for all the inputs. Its really helpful and gives me an idea of how to proceed.

Thanks and Regards
Ayub
 
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