How to Negotiate Your Salary in 7 Easy Steps

Step 1 – Prepare

Prepare for the offer by creating a list of questions you have about the organization, work schedule, benefits, and compensation structure.

Step 2 – Listen

During the call, write down everything they tell you about the offer and even repeat it all back to them to ensure you have the correct information.

Step 3 – Be Gracious

Thank them for their time and the offer and let them know you need to review everything, but you will get back to them within 48 hours.

“Thank you for your time today and I am excited about this offer and joining the team. I need to review all the information you have provided and discuss the matter with those close to me. I will get back to you within the next 48 hours with my response, will that work for you?”

Step 4 – Get counsel

Talk to your inner circle and get their thoughts on the offer and text or set up an Activate Your Salary Consultation with Madelyn. 

Step 5 – Calculate

Create a list of the top 3 items you want to ask for in your counteroffer.

Step 6 – Ask

Make your counteroffer.

Here is your counteroffer script that you can deliver via email or during a phone call.

Thank you so much for the offer. I look forward to joining the team and helping to {insert what the job entails or the mission of the organization}. The compensation package you provided was very close to the salary and benefits I am seeking. Based on my background, the job requirements, and cost of living in {insert your city}, my counteroffer is {base} and {insert anything else you want to ask form}.

I appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing back from you. I am ready to sign the offer and begin work on 
{insert date}.

Step 7 – Celebrate!!!!

Accept their counteroffer and celebrate your new job!

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