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5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

Don't sell yourself short. Here's how to get the salary and benefits you deserve.

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Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
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1/30/2014 | 2:15:10 PM
Re: Other mistakes?
I thought that seemed low, too, but I'd bet those numbers will increase drastically in the near future. Tech jobs, especially, seem to allow for more flexibility.
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1/30/2014 | 10:47:44 AM
Re: Other mistakes?
Talking about salary too early was a big mistake I made earlier in my career. But then again, I didn't know any better. I know what to do now.

Sometimes experiences like that are really what helps to define you going forward. I totally believe in that. 
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
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1/30/2014 | 10:28:53 AM
Re: Other mistakes?
My dad told me that in any negotiation, the first person to state a number loses, whether you're buying a car or haggling over an item at an antique shop. Getting the interviewer to tell you the salary cap, or at least a range, seems like a huge win. But it seems like that rarely happens.

One surprise: Only 15% will negotiate telecommuting? That seems low.
Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
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1/30/2014 | 9:34:23 AM
Other mistakes?
What other advice do you have for candidates when it comes to negotiating? What mistakes have you made in the past?
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