Amber Henvy
over 6 months ago
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How to ask for a pay increase?

I am going to have my third interview with the General Manage; this time, we will talk about the pay and benefits. Taking this job and working for this company, l am expected to take a pay cut already, however, what and how should l say to help myself get the biggest out from this job? Please help. Thank you.

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Alyssa Heiner

That's a really great question Amber! I've never done that myself, but I know it can be a difficult subject to bring up. If you put a salary range on your application, I would keep that in mind when the GM talks about the pay. If you didn't include a range, I would definitely think of one and then say "I was looking for something more in the range of this to that." Having a range is better than a single number because that shows them you are willing to negotiate. I hope that helps.

Any other Jobcasers have advice for Amber?

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Jane Cui

There's an article: how to Negotiate your salary:

http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/salary-negotiation/

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Samantha Wolcott

Look into the market value for general managers in your industry for that area then figure out how much you're willing to accept the position for then ‘ask for it’. I think most people hold back from their desired salary out of fear the employer might retract the entire offer. Have a plan ready to re-sell your value in case you need to support your ask during the negotiation.

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Rhonda Yates

Hey Amber. I'm kind of going through the same thing so not sure I can really help but I have a question for you. You say you are taking a pay cut, so is the job also a step down? If it is, in my experience I haven't been able to get much more than what was originally offered. If it is not a step down, then possibly you can write out you accomplishments with some details to get you closer to where you want to be. Of course I have no idea what your resume format is like but for one position I interviewed for I had to go through all the accomplishments I had listed and give details on how I did it. In this case, the position was out of my league but doing that got me an interview at least. So maybe it would help you get what you need.

Good luck!

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Jennafer Langworthy-Erickson

First and foremost I consider myself a feminist in every sense of the word. Based on what I know about communication, the reason men and women make different pay is not because of any misogynistic ideals but because of men and women's ability to communicate differently. I suggest watching "talking 9 to 5" it explains men and women's communication Styles in the work place.It is my belief that we can understand how others communicate we will be able to achieve or goals.

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