Job offer, negotiating the salary.
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thanks for the offer, would love to take it, great company etcPosted 8 years ago
but, had anticipated a higher salary based on experience etc, is it negotiable?
hope to resolve the issue quickly so you can start there asap blah blahsamuriMember
Justify it in some way? Say how ace you are and how much they're getting for the money. Big yourself up a lot.
Dunno, if it was me I'd just aim high and say I was looking for 'this much' where 'this much' was say 5k more than I really wanted. If they agree, double bonus, if not I'd let them beat me down to what I wanted in the first place.Posted 8 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I think if they've offered you more than they advertised the post for (and they probably know what you;re on now) then they've made an effort to make it attractive to you and probably don't have much room for manuover.
Might be worth trying to negotiate a 3 month review based on perfromance though?Posted 8 years agotwohatsMember
Thanks for the replies.Posted 8 years ago
The situation is this:
I sent a speculative CV to the company, weeks later they got in touch stating that even though they didn't currently have any positions to offer, they'd be interested in meeting me for an informal meeting. At the meeting they asked what sort of salary I was looking for, bit of a trick question I though seeing as there was no job on offer, and told them what I was looking for.
A week after the meeting I received a call informing me that a position is becoming available and would I be interested. The salary offered is roughly halfway between what I said I wanted and what they are currently advertising. I feel that even though I sold myself pretty well at the meeting, I didn't sell myself hard enough because there wasn't a job on offer and it now it feels weird trying to sell myself further after they've met me and made an offer!
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