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How to negotiate the best possible deal from your job offer

When you start looking for a new job, it’s imperative that you carefully consider what you are looking for in terms of remuneration and package. You need to understand what your particular ‘non-negotiables’ are – the minimum package you are willing to accept.

You should also be aware of how much someone in your position, with your skills and experience, can expect to be paid.

Within the Dynamics 365 arena, there are constant salary surveys to guide you, but local and individual variants come into play – salaries may be higher for the same role in different parts of the UK or the US than in others.

If you need some advice, why not talk to one of our dedicated Dynamics 365 Consultants who have an in-depth knowledge of the market and salaries?

Consider your options

It’s flattering to receive a job offer … but don’t blindly rush in and accept it, however tempting it may be.

Take time to consider the offer. Does it fit with your non-negotiables?

If you like the role and company but the salary package is not right then you should go back to them and try to negotiate a better deal. Make sure:

  • You do some research on realistic salaries for the role
  • You have a salary range in mind rather than a single figure
  • You have a plan in place for navigating the negotiations and any objections
  • You practice your pitch beforehand – what you will say and how you will say it. Being prepared will make the process more comfortable for you
  • You are realistic about your negotiating power – this will vary according to your current employment status – if you are unemployed, you should expect to earn around the same (or even less) than your previous salary.

For some further useful tips on negotiating a better salary package, why not click on this Harvard Business Review link

What to do if the company can’t meet your minimum salary requirements?

It may be the case that the company simply cannot increase the offer to match what you’re after.

If you are still keen on the job however, you should consider if other benefits that are being offered are important to you: 

  • Is the company offering a bonus, health insurance, pension scheme or other perks for example?
  • How many days’ vacation is it offering?
  • Is it offering the possibility of working on some new technology that you are interested in?
  • Is it offering flexible working arrangements?
  • Is it offering training or professional development?
  • What prospects does the company offer in terms of promotion and future salary rises etc.?

Know your worth and what you are prepared to accept

Salary negotiations can be daunting and tough, but if you know what you’re worth and what your minimum requirements are, it can greatly increase your chances of success.

Ultimately, if you are successful, it is a win-win for both you and the company … You get what you wanted (or most of it!) and the company gets the employee that they wanted, with the added assurance that you are likely to be more focused on the value of the work you are going to be doing and you are more likely to stay in the role for a while.

If you would like more information on how the team at Conspicuous can help you find your ideal future opportunity at the right deal, please call us today on +44 (0)1483 233 000, 646 889 1920 or email admin@conspicuous.com.

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