Maybe there’s a middle…
Or rather an intermediate in this context.
I was asked to conduct a mock interview yesterday as part of the Salesforce mentor-ship program.
One of the topics we discussed was salary negotiations.
I believe it’s always more art than science, as there’s many variables that come into play when it comes to salary and only you can determine what “works” for you.
But maybe there’s a middle…
If a potential employer makes an offer that is a little less than what you’re expecting and they’re not budging.
Rather than declining the position all together and assuming that you’re really interested, express that, and ask if there are any options to accelerate you receiving a raise within 3-6 months of proving yourself.
Some companies have the flexibility to do this and it can potentially keep the conversation moving forward.
Obviously, there has to be some trust that they’ll come through, but it would get your foot in the door and help you gain some additional experience.
Don’t end the conversation entirely, think about if there’s a middle.
“Oh baby, why don’t you just meet me in the middle? I’m losing my mind just a little” ~Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle