Your monthly budget is an underlying part of your salary negotiation strategy. Knowing your budget helps you identify your absolute minimum salary requirements.
Whether you are asking for a raise from your current employer or negotiating a salary with a future employer, knowing the salary range for your position is crucial.
Before you negotiate, establish your range. Use these three salary figures as a guide: 1. Minimum Salary 2. Target Salary 3. Ideal Salary
Some cities and states have banned employers from asking questions about salary history, but it could come up. Avoid disclosing your salary history if asked about it during an interview.
Negotiating your salary after receiving an offer is generally better than during the interview process. Playing hardball during the early stages of the hiring process could eliminate you from consideration.