Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
|Career Salary Article - Salary
Q. How do I negotiate for a job that pays less
than my current level? I want
to relocate to a different region and I know that
salaries are lower there
but I cannot convince potential employers that I
A: Be honest and up-front about all of your
reasons for moving (e.g., better
place to live, closer to family, greater chance
for promotion) and that you
are realistic and accept the fact that you will
earn less. If you have
plausible reasons for relocating and your skills
are valuable, you will most
likely find an employer happy to take you.
Think from their point of view and be prepared to
address the concerns they
might have. For example they may fear that
you will soon leave to take a
higher-paying job in the same region or change
your mind and relocate.
Also look beyond just the salary figure.
Often salaries in one region will
be less in one area because the overall cost of
living is less. You can
earn a lower amount but your dollar goes farther.
In such a case remind the
employer that you will be relatively better off
even at a lower salary.
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