Aug 21, 2018 - 10:33 PM
Knowing what you shouldn't do when negotiating your salary is just as important as understanding what actions you should take. You want to avoid coming off as unlikeable or uncompromising. Hiring managers may not be willing to working with you on your salary requirements if they don't like you. Likewise, don't stake your entire negotiation on salary alone. You may have more success if you're open to other options, such as extra vacation or perks.
While knowing your value and being honest about what you think you're worth you are essentials, you shouldn't play too hard to get. Employers don't want to feel like they are wasting their time working with you on compensation if you're just going to take a position with another company anyway. Be clear that you're serious about wanting to work for the company. Don't forget that the hiring manager may not be able to meet all your requests due to salary caps or company policies.