Questions tagged [negotiation]

The process of two or more parties attempting to find a mutually agreeable arrangement. Generally this refers to salary/job offer negotiation or business transactions.

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How can I negotiate a low salary without jeopardizing the job offer for a first job? [duplicate]

I recently graduated and am looking for a full-time position. I was interested in a small local start-up company and did some unpaid demo work for them to show them what I had to offer. After the ...
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How to Indicate my Time Availability in a Job Application?

I am applying for a job through the company website and in the application there is a section which asks for my time availability per day. Question: How exact should I be when providing such ...
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How to hide my previous salary during salary negotiation? [duplicate]

Usually in salary negotiation interviewer ask about last salary and based on the information we provide they decide the salary to be offered. What is the best answer I should give them when they ask ...
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Is it ethical to apply for another job after 6 months to negotiate a raise? [duplicate]

My coworkers say I should ask for a raise at my 6 months of work so I think I might. This is the first time I'm doing it so I was thinking if it would be okay to apply for another job (one that is ...
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I'm up for a 6-month review in a couple of weeks. What can I do by then or during the meeting that will increase my chances of getting a pay raise? [closed]

I'm a web developer currently making $14.52 per hour. I'm also fairly new to the professional workplace, so I have no idea if that's actually a good wage for my position. What can I do to increase my ...
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Will my current Place of Employment (A) Contact Potential Place of Employment (B) for counter-offer proof? [closed]

I currently worked for Company A, but I had an interview with Company B and they've offered me more money than Company A. Company A would like to keep me, so they're matching what Company B has ...
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New job starts before end of current job's notice period

My current job has a notice period of 3 months, but I can negotiate this if my boss agrees to it. I have a job offer, and they want me to start in one month. What is the best approach to handle this ...
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Can I talk about permanent job interviews to my current employer I am interning at [duplicate]

First of all I tried my best to make title as informative as possible. But I think it still need some change So my current situation is, I am doing my last internship at a startup. They like my work ...
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How can I use my leverage at my current employer to help create an environment with less, direct hands on management of my work? [closed]

I've been in my current position for 6 months (out of a 12 month contract) at a higher education establishment. The management have given me lots of praise during this time about how my apps have ...
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Negotiating Recruiter fee in addition to raise for accepting counter offer

Is it acceptable or appropriate to request the recruiter's fee in addition to your salary as a bonus when being offered a counter offer that you are 100% willing to turn down? Say I get a job offer ...
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How much % rise can one ask during conversion from contract to permanent? [closed]

I am working as a contractor for the past 3 months now and when I accepted this role I settled with the pay which I later realized is much less when compared with others in the industry. I still have ...
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What should I do if someone is trying to play 'hard to get'? [closed]

What should I do if someone is trying to play 'hard to get'? I mean, if many companies want to offer A a job, how can I increase the possibility that A will choose for my company?
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Is it acceptable to request the future employer to extend my internship duration?

I got an offer for an internship from a company who I've interviewed with before. I even restated during my interview and my application that I requested for a 6 months internship program, but they ...
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What are the pros and cons of working with only one recruiter during my job search? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of working with only one recruiter during my job search? This recruiter, "Bob", has a great track record for placing talented people at some of the best finance shops. I ...
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Ten weeks into a contract-to-hire and company wants to cut out the “to hire” part [duplicate]

I accepted a position through a recruiting agency and was told that I would be a contractor for no more than four months, at which point I would become a salaried employee, receive a substantial pay ...
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Should I opt for a contract to hire (trial) period as a negotiation tactic for a higher salary in a permanent role?

I received an offer for a permanent role at a new company for what would effectively be a lateral move from my current position. I'm inclined to accept as it appears to be better for cultural fit and ...
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Negotiating Multiple Offers as College Student [duplicate]

The Scenario: I will graduate in May. Right now I have good offer with Job A. It makes a good salary in an alright location. I have applied for another job, Job B, and made it past the pre-screen, ...
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Contract Position with Low Target Rate, Negotiate or Walk Away? [closed]

I've been contacted by a recruiter who's filling some contract roles. The prospect seems OK, it's 6 months W2 with a "likely" extension (I'm not putting any stock in that promise, to be sure)...
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Got a job offer, countered with huge increase, will it work? [closed]

I really need your advice on salary negotiation I am currently facing. Here’s how the thing went so far (long story, sorry about that) I applied the job on early Sep for the position of product ...
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Negotiating a verbal non written offer

I received a call from HR with an offer that details salary packages and benefits. Should I wait for the written offer and contract to start negotiating or pick up the phone right now and call HR to ...
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Negotiation on counter offer [closed]

I have got an good offer from an organization so I resigned, but now my current employer is giving me a counter offer with similar raise but after 2 months and an onsite opportunity which is not there ...
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Contract and asking for raise in IT

I am a contractor and my contract will be renewed soon (that is, I work in company A through recruitment agency B). I want to ask for a wage raise. Who do I need to ask it? There are two options: My ...
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I am writing the following letter to counter a job offer. Here is my reasoning, is it sound? [closed]

I am a software engineer with 6.4 years of experience. I live in the Central Florida region and am trying to negotiate salary with a company in the area against my peers in my salary band of my type ...
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Consultant travel rates [closed]

I work as a consultant through my own limited company for a large international organisation at an agreed day rate for 7.5 hours working time per day. (External Consultant) Recently I've been asked ...
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Contract rate negotiation

Two consulting companies reached out to me for the same job position. I agreed to the contract pay and signed the exclusive right to interview with consulting company A, but later I learned that ...
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HR made me feel uncomfortable about negotiating salary [closed]

HR felt like a bully after asking for more compensation by saying "Others that have applied would take this job for a way lesser salary than what you are asking" and made the situation uncomfortable ...
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Salary negotiations after verbal agreement [duplicate]

I had agreed verbally on an offer that was a more than my initial expectation. I am interested if I would be able to ask more of the base salary stating my lost compensations with my current employer....
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Bad salary negotiation [closed]

I had an interview recently and at the end I was asked about my salary expectation. I am a student and this is an internship but I think I didn't manage this professionally. I don't want to get the ...
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How negociate a raise that has been decided?

Background It is soon to be my contract anniversary, so the appropriate timing to negotiate a raise. I work in IT, in a fairly large company. I am then currently doing my homework (list of ...
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Best strategy for pushing back start date in a big company?

I verbally promised to a big company company that I'd be able to join in a month (the date they had in mind), then I realized that it'd be hard to do so before I finish my grad school (nearly ...
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Salary Adjustment When Working Remotely [closed]

I am lebanese, residing in Lebanon and will be working remotely to my Employer's German office while cashing my salary every month from Lebanon. This means that my employer's office in Germany will be ...
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How to convince employer to set up a 401(k)

My employer promised (not in writing, I know) that they would add a 401k after I joined. It has been 2 years and we still don't have one. When I brought it up most recently, I was told that their ...
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How to negotiate in an internship-interview?

I will soon have an interview about a possible internship. However there are a few things which are sub-optimal: I do not have my exam results yet - if I sign a contract now but have failed in my ...
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Currently intern, what to do *now* to negotiate a better salary when being offered permanent position? [duplicate]

Background I transitioned into web development. Because I had no relevant experience, I accepted a 4-month internship in a company, with the aim of getting tenured. (It was made clear from the ...
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How much compensation will work for you to leave your current full-time job? [duplicate]

I need some advice for software engineering position salaries and contract rates. I've uploaded my resume on indeed, monster, linkedin, etc and I've been getting phone calls for a few weeks now. ...
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How to decline promotion due to financial reasons withought jeopardising relationship with the company? [closed]

My friends’ current situation prompted me to fish for a professional help. My friend is being working 13 years with the current company. Always scores good marks in appraisals. However things are not ...
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Can you be paid too much? [closed]

What are some possible downsides to accepting a position with a salary that you believe to be too high?
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How to invoice for undocumented hours [closed]

I work full time as a software developer. A friend of mine runs his own software development company (in a completely different sector to the one I work in). My friend needed some help getting a ...
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Part of salary from gross revenue

I'm about to negotiate the dollars on a long-term project. What i want is to get part of my salary as a percentage of the gross revenue. So, it's gross revenue - not gross profit or stock options ...
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Isn't negotiation all about accepting/disproving what he or she demands for? [closed]

I asked for a 40% overall(20+20) increase on my current CTC to join my new company and had a valid reason to ask for it: 20% (out 40%) is because, I'm going to lose my appraisal for my past 1.5 years ...
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How to work around a top heavy 401k

My employer (small startup, California, 16 people) claims they want to add a 401k but their current concern would be penalties for a 'top heavy' 401k, where some employees contribute much more than ...
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How to avoid becoming an unofficial full-time employee [closed]

Shared on Freelancing: https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/q/8149/11018 I've been proposed a freelance job, but it's basically a full-time job but with no benefits. 40-hours, M-F Work in their ...
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How to tell headhunters from nice recruiters [closed]

Any tips on dealing with recruiters that approach me? I really struggle with this especially since i have had a bad experience with a head hunter from a major MNC. How should i avoid being cornered ...
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Bringing up compensation question first when previous relationship exists

I am interviewing at a large corporation (a famous cellphone/design company). I am at the point where they say they definitely want to move forward (and asking all kinds of paperwork related questions)...
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Offer downgraded to temp-to-perm, from permanent - how should I proceed? [closed]

Today, I got my verbal full-time offer (good salary + bonus) downgraded to temp-to-perm, with a 6-month review, after a day of my giving them references to contact. Needless to say, I'm a bit ...
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cleared a senior level interview, but now they are saying they will lower position by 1 level [closed]

I was reached by one of the recruiters on LinkedIn for a senior position to one of the top financial firm, and had 6 interviews. 1 over the phone, and 5 in person. All 5 of the interviewers liked me ...
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Is it too late to negotiate my offer?

I move out of state last year left the company I was with and found a new job with a local company. They offered me a remote position but I declined. I am unhappy at my current company and my old ...
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How can I convince my CFO to hire more staff? [duplicate]

Currently we're 3 workers in our Systems Department, the thing is the three of us do everything: support(for a bit over 75 users, and a bit over 90 computer systems[some computers are used by 2 or 3 ...
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Salary negotiation--Low salary offered compared to what i usually make [closed]

I have about 10 years of experience working in the marketing/communications agency world. I make roughly around $82,000/yr living in California SF Bay Area. About a month ago I was let go. I ...
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Does multiple negotiation after refusing the offered salary can withdraw the offer [closed]

I currently got an offer from a company , they proposed a salary of X amount but I am currently looking for 20 % of X amount. So, I sent a mail to HR, regarding my expected salary but she replied ...