If you're one of the final candidates being considered for a position, don't wait for a job offer before opening negotiations about your pay, experts say. "Once a company has determined that they want a candidate, the person has a lot more leverage than they think. The company doesn’t want to go through the hiring process again," says Marie Mann, vice president at Neopost. For guidance on how much to ask for, analyze how many other positions are available in your region for people with your skill set.
Don't be shy when negotiating for compensation
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