Friday, May 27, 2011

More on equal pay: How to negotiate a base salary

Negotiation skills and research are vital to obtaining a fair base salary in any job market.  The initial salary amount  is important because it's the base for future incremental raises.  Employers value negotiation skills and they are seen as a sign of confidence.  Research provides "ammunition" for the process.

Oakland County NOW president Kimberly Beebe wrote and performed a skit to illustrate how to successfully negotiate a base salary once a job offer is made.  The skit was part of a pay equity event sponsored by NOW.

She also stressed the importance of knowing what benefits the company offers.  Benefits are worth money and can a key element in the negotiation process. 

Here's a clip from the skit:

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