Last week I went to a conference where I met a very interesting company, they quickly showed their interest in me and quickly on the spot offered me an opportunity that i'm really excited about and during that day I had 4 meetings with their top management.
During one of the meetings, I was discussing the opportunity with one of the senior managers and later on he asked me about my current salary, I quickly responded with the exact number not a range "my horrible mistake" I was trying to be honest and then move to ask for a higher package but before I continue he told me that he has no problem with that number I was trying to take the initiative to negotiate but suddenly -since it's a conference- one of his friends interrupted the discussion and sat on our table and quickly asked him to join their dinner. I was confused and didn't know what should I do, i felt uneasy to discuss salary in-front of that person so I didn't even try.
At the moment, I'm confused and not sure what to do, I'm sure they gonna offer me the exact same salary though I want to negotiate more since I don't feel I had my chance to negotiate but at the same time I'm worried they take negativity and I lose that amazing opportunity.
I have reached out to the same senior manager and asked him for another meeting regarding the opportunity.
My questions are:
- How negative would it look if i open the subject again?
- If i should take my chances, what is the best way to reinitiate the discussion?