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14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Nobody: 10:27am On Dec 08, 2015
Salary negotiation responses that could cost you your dream job!
#1. "I accept your first offer"
The employer often offers the job and salary simultaneously. Never say yes right away -- even if you like the offer. Try not to end your negotiation process before it even starts.

#2. "I Want X"
Information is the key to any kind of negotiation and a common mistake job-seekers make is telling the employer what you’ll accept. Let the employer make the first offer — this will put you
into the position to see the number they are offering and gives you the opportunity to negotiate it up from there.

#3. "Is That All You Can Offer?"
Such phrase could easily offend the employer and you will lose the chance of landing that job. Even is the salary they're offering is hilarious — try do not show your emotions and negotiate further.

#4. "I Have A Better Offer" or "This Is My Final Offer"
You might have a better offer, but this doesn't mean you can use it to pressure the employer. Whatever you do, don’t threaten to leave
if you don’t get the raise, you also shouldn’t threaten your boss with other job offers, interviews, or recruiter conversations.

#5. "My Answer Is No"
Negotiations are called like that for a reason, while negotiating you should be flexible and make counteroffers if the offer employer
have made doesn't suit you. Answering "no" to an offer is a great way of losing the chance to get any offer.

#6. "I Don't Want To Sound Agressive, But"
This kind of phrases should never be used in the negotiation process, especially if you don't have any facts to base on further.

#7. "I Need"
Don’t focus on your personal needs. You make a much better case to your boss that you’re worth more when you focus on your performance and achievements.

#8. "I Hate To Have To Ask, But..."
There is no easy way to start asking for money, but saying that you "hate it" is just the most terrible way. Nobody hates to ask for more money, so just don't lie that you do.

#9. "I've Heard You Offered X To Jane And I Am A Much Better Worker"
Using gossip as a tool in salary negotiation is simply unprofessional and you can shoot yourself in the foot with such phrase. Also it is rude. Ofcourse you can and even should make a
research on your market value, thought you should do this on the Internet, not in the office.

#10. "I Think/Maybe"
Do not use words that will make you sound unsure. To receive the best offer you need to sound confident.

#11. "Thats The Least I'm Willing To Accept"
If you will tell the lower offer you're willing to accept, make sure to deal with it, because its the highest offer you will receive.

#12. "I'm Sorry"
Apologizing in the salary negotiation means you're unconfident. Value yourself and know exactly what you're worth. When you know exactly what kind of value you will bring to the company, you do not need to say you're sorry because you want more money.

#13. "This Is So Cheap"
Being disrespectful to the employer could simply leave you without a job.

#14. "I Worth So Much More"
If you don't want to look arrogant - if you want to mention your value, try to say it in a way that isn't so obnoxious.

Please read and digest! grin smiley

Reeditted from: job.naij.com/tips-How+to+Answer+Salary+Negotiation+Questions+to+Achieve+the+Job+Offer+You+Deserve

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by KingsJohnson(m): 11:01am On Dec 08, 2015
Great one Op

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Prymestrr(m): 11:47am On Dec 08, 2015
U v stated d wrong responses... Where r d right responses?

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by flames007(m): 11:59am On Dec 08, 2015
Prymestrr:
U v stated d wrong responses... Where r d right responses?
thank u,was expecting that too!
angry

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Nobody: 12:29pm On Dec 08, 2015
flames007:
thank u,was expecting that too!
angry
lol. technicality in response goes a long way in earning you the job and not throwing you out! thank you

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Nobody: 12:31pm On Dec 08, 2015
KingsJohnson:
Great one Op
thanks @KingsJohnson, am glad you find it useful
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Nobody: 12:34pm On Dec 08, 2015
Thanks for sharing, have learnt something new Today..
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Dahveydson(m): 12:44pm On Dec 08, 2015
At #2 - Most times you're requested to say what you expect to earn at interviews. Not saying it, or diplomatically avoiding the question may raise a red flag and cost you the job.


Some of the things listed therein are not applicable in Nigeria.

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by segxes23(m): 1:41pm On Dec 08, 2015
Nairaland is preparing me for that dream job

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by ODUBEZE: 2:41pm On Dec 08, 2015
Prymestrr:
U v stated d wrong responses... Where r d right responses?
exactly my thought
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by dominique(f): 3:31pm On Dec 08, 2015
Some of those responses are so unrealistic, I doubt if any right thinking job seeker will give such. Besides, most employers already have in mind how much your salary will be. No matter how you sugarcoat your worth, you won't get a dime higher than the proposed salary.

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by sukkot: 3:32pm On Dec 08, 2015
hmmmm there is a dream job ?
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by oluwaSmith1(f): 3:34pm On Dec 08, 2015
good one OP
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by spiffyzaki: 3:34pm On Dec 08, 2015
Hmmmmm
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by ChappyChase(m): 3:34pm On Dec 08, 2015
And you think say the MD no go chase me out of his office before we reach stage 5?
I don't see this working in Nigeria, where all employers expect job seekers to be a potential slave to them and if you try otherwise(say na you too sabi), The MD go just shout "Next!!" And when the next person show, that person go even delightfully accept an offer way dey lower than the one you rejected(maybe he don dey labour market for close to 2 decades!)

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by braine(m): 3:35pm On Dec 08, 2015
undecided undecided undecided Only dumb sses would say these.
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Esperooke(m): 3:36pm On Dec 08, 2015
sad
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by adesegun121(m): 3:38pm On Dec 08, 2015
grin grin

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by menix(m): 3:39pm On Dec 08, 2015
Zooms off..

Does not affect us who sell spare parts..


But all the Op listed does not affect a young graduate cous the only thing ur employer wants to hear is how much u think they can pay you that will be ok by you..

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by deniyor: 3:39pm On Dec 08, 2015
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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by allanphash7(m): 3:40pm On Dec 08, 2015
Like this

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by hafees: 3:41pm On Dec 08, 2015
dominique:
Some of those responses are so unrealistic, I doubt if any right thinking job seeker will give such. Besides, most employers already have in mind how much your salary will be. No matter how you sugarcoat your worth, you won't get a dime higher than the proposed salary.

WRONG!

I work in HR, sometimes we go back to raise the budget bar, if we consider a candidate to be very good- in house we call it break the bank, or crash the ceiling, but the guy better perform Lol.

My own advise is that management have a budget, but most times people finally agree below the budget, it makes HR look good. However there are some positions you don't play with e.g IT, or the guy spend one month and resume else where following month

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Beno3: 3:42pm On Dec 08, 2015
God dey!
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by donephi(m): 3:47pm On Dec 08, 2015
Expecting 14 Salary negotiation responses that could EARN you your dream job

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by Pennywise(m): 3:49pm On Dec 08, 2015
Nigeria is an employer's heaven. No employer want to be drawn into a situation where they have to negotiate wages. I run a small business. Before I employ I will usually ask what the going rate is for a particular position and then add a little for whoever makes the cut. It is annoying sometimes when a smart alec sitting before you thinks he is 'negotiating'. You can plead for a little consideration and if you ask nicely, you might get it. Do not ever proceed with a mindset that you are negotiating or you just might never get that job. Ever.

The psychology of recruitment or what i would call 'employment interview dynamics' was not given much thought in that write up. But a good understanding of it is very relevant especially for the job seeker. Its a reason why a not so experienced person might get a better pay for instance. Skill is important to an organization. So also is your humility and loyalty.

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by ojuolu(m): 3:52pm On Dec 08, 2015
Dahveydson:
At #2 - Most times you're requested to say what you expect to earn at interviews. Not saying it, or diplomatically avoiding the question may raise a red flag and cost you the job.


Some of the things listed therein are not applicable in Nigeria.
I agreed. I have been in a situation in which salary negotiation was so crazy to the point that i felt there was no need replying the employer's mail or picking calls. Some employers will offer you the base pay in respective of what you had earn in the past and the additional qualification and experience you are bringing to the table.
The onus is now on you to determine what you want. The fundamental rule is to keep the negotiation line open and research well into The Job profile, Role profile, Company profile and Industry profile and Average. This will help you know when to say yes and when not to.

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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by cruzita(f): 3:52pm On Dec 08, 2015
I never dey go interview today or tomorrow but nice one OP
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by bunmioguns(m): 3:54pm On Dec 08, 2015
cool
Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by yomalex(m): 3:58pm On Dec 08, 2015
Great but where are the right responses?
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Re: 14 Salary Negotiation Responses That Could Cost You Your Dream Job! by mayskit4luv(m): 4:00pm On Dec 08, 2015
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