If you are in the negotiation process with a new employer, you need to know all the facts about what you can ask for.
The offered salary is usually negotiable, although not every applicant takes the chance of asking for more.
If you find yourself in a situation where your potential new boss cannot offer you the salary you would like, don’t refuse the job offer just yet.
Consider what other things are important to you other than the financial compensation.
In this article, we will offer tips for what else is negotiable other than the salary, such as:
Although a salary may be important to you, moving up the corporate ladder may be just as vital.
When discussing your requirements for accepting a new job, consider asking for a higher title.
This small request will not cause your employer anything, and may be easily approved.
However, it may be a huge perk when you will look for other positions down the line.
For example, it is much easier to get a managerial position if you have a senior title.
Another perk for your career can be acquiring an experienced mentor.
Whether this will be your direct boss, or another senior level employee, someone who has walked the path you want to walk, has connections that can help you network, and advice on how to succeed, can be a great asset to you in your profession.
Another item to negotiate during this process is a flexible schedule, if that is a priority for you.
Being able to set your own hours or work from home, at least part of the time, can allow you to spend more time with family, on personal errands or on other priorities.
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Mark Williams is a learning and development professional, using business psychology and multiple intelligences to create fascinating and quickly-identifiable learning initiatives in the real-world business setting. Mark’s role at MTD is to ensure that our training is leading edge, and works closely with our trainers to develop the best learning experiences for all people on learning programmes. Mark designs and delivers training programmes for businesses both small and large and strives to ensure that MTD’s clients are receiving the very best training, support and services that will really make a difference to their business.