Salary Negotiations, What Is The Right Approach In Todays Job Market? Learn From A Recruiter!
Salary isn’t everything, although yes it is important. There are many ways to negotiate a strong offer, and one should always keep in mind that the main focus should be “is this the right career move for me?” Too often do candidates get caught in a myopic view of an offer and lose sight of the big picture. Don’t focus only on numbers; things like bonuses, health benefits, growth potential, company culture, flex days, location, company reputation, and other perks can paint a much bigger picture and taking everything into account is paramount for making a powerful decision.
There are so many opinions about how to properly negotiate an offer. We see a lot of younger candidates go overboard and ask for too much money, or over-negotiate their offer. Being unreasonable does not make you look good and can put a sour taste in a potential employers mouth very quickly. Be smart and keep in mind there is always a difference between your market value and “actual” value. Think abut what you are asking for and remember keep in mind the big picture. Working with a recruiter is always ideal as recruiters can typically negotiate the best offer on your behalf without stepping on toes.
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"As a seasoned professional in the digital industry, I've met and worked with dozens of recruiters, both as an employer and a job seeker. While approaches vary, the difference working with Aldebaran was clear from the onset of the process. As a candidate, Lance and Lily looked beyond the resume bullets to learn about me personally and what truly mattered to me in my next role. Taking the time to make sure both myself and the employer were perfect for each other made the difference - I'm in love with my new job!"
A.S., Senior Director, Digital
"Aldebaran uniquely makes job seeking a pleasant experience. By providing constant, proactive communication and by setting clear expectations on the employer's hiring process, I felt more than a resume on a desk--I felt valued as an applicant, and that I was getting a fair shot to make my case for hire. This experience felt like a precursor to how I would be treated as an employee--and once I received the offer, I accepted it without hesitation”
A.F., Marketing Manager