As i'm in the process of looking for a new Job. I got thinking about the interview process. I've had quite a few Interviews in my life and I consider myself quite competent in interviews but I have never negotiated my wage. I walked into my last Job after a degree so I pretty much just got student salary and pay rises there after. I was starting to pluck the courage up to negotiate a wage I thought I deserved when the company announced redundancies....DOH!
I suppose that you don't really get to negotiate till your application has been successful. And you get the letter saying "I am please to say you get the job. You start on Monday".
Ok. Great. But what happens after that. You end up sitting at your desk like a good new employee and eventually you forget about negotiating. Coz you have a job that pay's the bills. Then a few year later you realise you could have been on a proper wage if you had just asked.
I just want to ask if anyone has advice on negotiating a salary.
How do you work out what an employer will be willing to pay?
Has anyone negotiated successfully and got the target figure they were after, or more?
Has anyone tried and failed, and maybe even left a job because they felt they deserved more?