Once job seekers move past the initial interview, the next hurdle is salary negotiation.
Often dreaded and misunderstood, successful salary negotiation is an essential element in job seeking.
In order to achieve a win-win situation between you and the potential employer, youve got to do your homework. Know what the range is for this position, which is usually posted on the employers job site. Whether it is or isnt there, go to the OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook) site to verify the salary range for the position. Be sure to know what kind of salaries are typical for your particular area. Big cities command higher salaries, on average, than do small towns. Also, figure out what your skills, experience, and accomplishments are worth to an employer.