Interviewing is a critical part to getting any job or internship. It is an opportunity to showcase your skill set to an employer. Being prepared is critical to landing the opportunity; practice and preparation will enhance your chances. In the job search process, interviews are crucial!
Negotiating a salary with an employer can feel overwhelming; however, remembering several simple strategies will help you to feel empowered.
Avoid bringing salary up first!
Be prepared to be asked about your salary history and your salary requirements/expectations during the interview.
Do your homework on market values. Research the market value for the job you are applying for. See www.salary.com or Glassgoor.com for additional information.
Consider all aspects: For example, if medical benefits are part of your compensation package and you already have coverage, you may request a higher salary in lieu of the medical benefits. Vacation and personal days may also be negotiable.