Below are two articles on the topic of salary negotiations and compensation that are sure to help ease your fears and help you understand the strategies behind salary negotiations and what employers really want to hear. These articles were written by Matt Krumrie and published in the Star Tribune Jobs section:
Dear Matt: Why do employers ask “what salary are you looking for?” when they know what they want to pay? How do I present my case and get what is fair?
Matt says: What type of salary are you looking for? Most people dread that question, but it doesn’t have to be something job seekers fear. In fact, it should be a very open and candid conversation.
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Ask Matt: How do I ask for the salary I want and think I deserve?
Dear Matt: I appreciated last week’s article on compensation. I dread talking salary; can you provide more thoughts on this topic?
Matt says: You are not alone. Employers often dread this conversation too, says Erica Edgar, Recruiter/Project Manager at CorTalent, a Minnetonka-based recruiting and human resources company.
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Ask Matt: It’s so awkward — so how should I talk about money?