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Salary Negotiation: Understanding Deal Dynamics in a Negotiation | JobSearchTV.com


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When you go into a negotiation of any sort, whether as a job hunter, a hiring employer or within an organization, this is what goes on underneath the surface.

Summary

Here, I'm going to talk with you about negotiating. Now. The truth of the matter is this is a video that's going to be useful whether you're trying to negotiate your job offer as a job hunter or as anemployer because the reality is deal dynamics exist in any situation anytime you're negotiating. These are the variations that you have to deal with. So, for you as a job hunter, you may hear an employer ask the question, "So, where are you in your search? What else is going on for you?" You know what? They're trying to find out? It's really very simple. What they're trying to find out is do they have competition, whether you have leverage to play with them, whether there's a situation where you as a job hunter can really bargain with them because, hey, it doesn't matter. You've got three things going on. Thus when you don't have anything going on, they think they've got an advantage and, thus, the correct answer for the job hunter is always ro say, "I'm very close to two other things right now. I really like this one a lot. But, the reality is, as I said to someone yesterday, you may not have noticed this but there's no one with my name on. Forbes or Fortune list of wealthiest Americans so compensation's important to me. Thus, I want to encourage you to make your strongest offer because I'm confident other firms are about to do that, as well. Thus, what you've done is signal to them that, "hey, you know, they don't have the leverage here. They can't really push your buttons and say, 'you know, you want to keep looking for a job or do you want this job,"' especially in recessionary times where people don't really have choices. It's always very important that you indicate that you certainly will have choices, you're about to have choices and not give them that advantage because, ultimately, this is a question that signals who wants this more. And the one who wants it more is more willing to compromise. Do you want to compromise? And, for you as a hiring manager who's in a situation hearing this, often, if this is your first choice ,you're starting to look at your second choice as a possibility but stick with your first one and ride that out because you never know if they're bluffing or not. Is there a time constraint here? Like, does the employer have to bring on someone by end of year, by end of budget year, some other variable because they have to start a new project. You know, what's making it, right now, that they want to hire you and, thus, what alternatives do they have? Now, Sometimes an employer's going to try and regain leverage by saying, "Well, I have two other people I'm talking with on finals. What's your timeline?" Or, "I have two other people that I'm talking with," and they're signaling to you that, much like you've signaled to them, that you have choices. They're trying to say that they have choices, too. That's fine.
Job hunters often respond with that knot in the pit of the stomach that says, "I'm gonna lose this," and the idea is you always want to draw them in and, for you as the employer, you never want to give your leverage away because the reality is, ultimately, yes, you will have other choices. You've decided this is your first one but you want to get them at the right price, right?
Ultimately, what you're trying to do is to see who wants it more. What alternatives exist? What's the timeline for decision making? Can you move the needle forward right now? What's the real price point to complete the transaction?
And, you know, ultimately, when I think about most negotiations from a comp perspective, for job hunters or employers, one side really wants it more than the other and is willing to make fewer accommodations to the other side.
So, I want to remind you these are the deal dynamics and, once you're on board, there are other situations where you dealing with deal dynamics, as well. This subject is going to surface time and time again and you need to remind yourself, even in internal situations who wants this more? Who has the leverage here and how can you get what you want out of the situation without excessive compromise.
Notice, I used the phrase "excessive compromise," rather than compromise. Ideally you want to do without compromise.
I've got a lot more content about salary negotiation. If you go to www.JobSearchTV.com, that will take you to my YouTube channel, or you can visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Bad Negotiating. Bad Interviewing. | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/11/09/bad-negotiating-bad-interviewing-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1281 There should be a pact between people not to  try to do this and respect one another.

Summary

Let me check something out with you.

If you send me a resume and said you made $150,000 and I called you up and we had a detailed interview and I said to you, "Great! Your background looks terrific!  Our client can only pay $130,000. Isn't that great?"  You would be angry at me, right?  You be angry at me for wasting your time for expecting you. That you would do something that only a fool would do.  Take that big a haircut.  Yet, when people send their resume to me, and my advertising or my outrage or my communication with them, says, "This is the salary level. My client pays and we do the exact same thing in reverse, and you turn around and say, "Well, they should be paying $20,000 more," after I've spent 20 freaking minutes with them, didn't you read?  Did you see what I communicated?

Why do you waste my time?
This happens all the time. Job hunters think, and consultants. In particular, think that it is okay to go through this game but if you were reversed, "All, terrible, terrible."

So, I just want to encourage you, be mindful of other people's time.  Just because you've been treated badly in the past doesn't give you permission to treat others badly.

It's not like, "Okay, I got the bad experience.  Let me give it to someone else."  Then they can give it to someone.  No, it is not supposed to work that way.

We all have a responsibility to put into it in our work.  You don't get a pass because someone treated you badly. I don't get a pass because someone treated me badly. I still conduct myself as I commit myself to do.  In a forthright and honest way.  Communicate best information wherever possible and saying, "I don't know. Let me get back to you."

I will do that all the time.  However, I am not going to waste someone's time with the game like the one I started this podcast with.  Why do you?

I will simply say, that for many of you, you just don't know that it's the wrong thing to do.  As a matter of fact, for many of you (I have to say many because I just see how job hunters go about their business), you act as though the skills needed to find a job are not different than the ones needed to do a job.  Most of you are not capable of job hunting.  You find the job by accident.  You go through a lot of trial and error. You learn on the cuff.  You get lucky!  Someone hires you.  You think it's skill. But, all the way through, you are being shelled through a process that takes you through to this conclusion.

Visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.  This is a site where you are able to find information about how to search for work.  It is far better than what you will find in other places.  In addition, you can ask me questions about your search and I have no vested interest in which job you take.  It doesn't matter to me.  I'm there to help you to the best that you can on your search.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

How Do I Get a Recruiter to Respond to A Salary Negotiation? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/03/19/how-do-i-get-a-recruiter-to-respond-to-a-salary-negotiation

EP 1048 There has been no response to emails or instant messaging. I don’t want to bother my boss. Why aren’t they getting back to me?

Summary

I was asked, "How do I get a recruiter to respond to a salary negotiation?"

The person has been an intern and they have made an offer to them.  The recruiter for this firm hasn't been responding to emails or instant messaging and the intern is frustrated.  They want to find out how they can reach this person for negotiating.

Here are a few points:

As an intern who is converting to full-time staff, you are small fish on their plate.  I have other, more important fish to fry, too.  HR has a lot of things on their plate; they have hiring managers who are demanding service; they are interviewing; they are trying to fill positions; they are writing a heads… There are many things that HR is doing… You are not a big concern for them.
This HR person may be out of the office.  They may be traveling. They may be doing campus recruiting, hence why they may not be responding to you.
You are right not to trouble your boss.  This is not a major priority.  If the rule, they offered you a job  and you have already done parts of this job before.  They will probably be asking themselves, "What's the big deal?  You knew what the price point was we brought you want for this internship?"
They just don't care.  There's no point or concern that they have, because, after all, it's not like you're the only intern on the planet or qualified to do this job.  There are others. Their desire to negotiate is really small.
Let me summarize for you where you stand.

On the one side there is a rock. On the other side, there is a hard place.  You are somewhere between the two.

If your goal is to just make the connection and they are not respond, send an email to HR with the subject line, "Are you okay?"  The message may read something along the lines of, "I have emailed and I am do you and had not received a response.  I have a few questions about the job offer.  Would you give me a call, please?  I just want to make sure you are okay?  My experience of you is that you would normally get back to me but since I haven't heard, I just want to make sure that you are all right."

That will usually "guilt them" into surfacing.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Negotiating for Introverts and Others: Negotiation Basics


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/11/03/negotiating-for-introverts-and-others-negotiation-basics

EP 1275 Here are the basics for entering a negotiation

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Bad Negotiating. Bad Interviewing. | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1281 There should be a pact between people not to  try to do this and respect one another.

Summary

Let me check something out with you.

If you send me a resume and said you made $150,000 and I called you up and we had a detailed interview and I said to you, "Great! Your background looks terrific!  Our client can only pay $130,000. Isn't that great?"  You would be angry at me, right?  You be angry at me for wasting your time for expecting you. That you would do something that only a fool would do.  Take that big a haircut.  Yet, when people send their resume to me, and my advertising or my outrage or my communication with them, says, "This is the salary level. My client pays and we do the exact same thing in reverse, and you turn around and say, "Well, they should be paying $20,000 more," after I've spent 20 freaking minutes with them, didn't you read?  Did you see what I communicated?

Why do you waste my time?
This happens all the time. Job hunters think, and consultants. In particular, think that it is okay to go through this game but if you were reversed, "All, terrible, terrible."

So, I just want to encourage you, be mindful of other people's time.  Just because you've been treated badly in the past doesn't give you permission to treat others badly.

It's not like, "Okay, I got the bad experience.  Let me give it to someone else."  Then they can give it to someone.  No, it is not supposed to work that way.

We all have a responsibility to put into it in our work.  You don't get a pass because someone treated you badly. I don't get a pass because someone treated me badly. I still conduct myself as I commit myself to do.  In a forthright and honest way.  Communicate best information wherever possible and saying, "I don't know. Let me get back to you."

I will do that all the time.  However, I am not going to waste someone's time with the game like the one I started this podcast with.  Why do you?

I will simply say, that for many of you, you just don't know that it's the wrong thing to do.  As a matter of fact, for many of you (I have to say many because I just see how job hunters go about their business), you act as though the skills needed to find a job are not different than the ones needed to do a job.  Most of you are not capable of job hunting.  You find the job by accident.  You go through a lot of trial and error. You learn on the cuff.  You get lucky!  Someone hires you.  You think it's skill. But, all the way through, you are being shelled through a process that takes you through to this conclusion.

Visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.  This is a site where you are able to find information about how to search for work.  It is far better than what you will find in other places.  In addition, you can ask me questions about your search and I have no vested interest in which job you take.  It doesn't matter to me.  I'm there to help you to the best that you can on your search.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Negotiating for Introverts and Others: Negotiation Basics


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/11/03/negotiating-for-introverts-and-others-negotiation-basics

EP 1275 Here are the basics for entering a negotiation

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Summary

Today, I want to talk to introverts and others about entering into a negotiation.  For everyone, negotiation is oneof those uncomfortable processes., Where organizations clearly create the impression that they have an upper hand.  In fact, you have an equal handedness, too.  The hand that you have in this is the ability to say, "No."  At the end of the day, that is incredibly powerful because it is the final position.  It's your choice, too.So, I want you to remember that as you enter into a negotiation – – that you don't have to be steamrolled.  You don't have to be manipulated or abused.

How Does Negotiation Start?
Negotiation starts off with you and understanding what your true value is.  That's the important starting place for every negotiation.  How do you determine that?  There are any number of surveys that exist they give you her range.  Frankly, most of those are irrelevant.

Frankly, I would go on to LinkedIn and reach out to someone who works for the firm in a role the kind of reads like yours will be and say, "Hey, look, I'm up for job at your firm.  This is what I do.  Your background looks pretty similar. Can I ask, when you joined, will be required for?"  You'd be surprised at how often people want to help.  You need to be able to obtain data to substantiate your case.  In the negotiation, if they try to come in lower than that number, you can say, "I started polling people in your organization and several were hired in a higher level than what you're talking with me about.  At least meet that number."

"It seemed like one person got such and such; another one God different number.  At least meet the average of  Y."

It has to be done in a polite way, but just present the numbers to them.  That's the research part of this.  Knowing what this firm normally pays people, not the entire industry, because those numbers are skewered high and low.  Let me give you an example.  You start with Facebook (a former startup firm) in a technology role, in Silicon Valley, you start with the company that you have never heard of and look up the role for salary range for a role like yours, sometimes they are lower this for the startup, sometimes they are lowered with an equity position. You need to get concrete numbers.  So the starting place is with your research.

The Second Step
Next is preparing and practicing.  You need to be able to hit your points that you need to address in the course of the negotiation if they come in with a number that is "off."

Practice is so important in this process and this is ideal if you practice with a practice payout.  This should be someone who can give you feedback on how it sounds listening to you.  You don't have to look at them.  After all, if this is a phone negotiation. You are not going to be seeing them.  However, what you want to be doing is understanding how you are heard.  That's the important thing. Now you are heard.  

If the negotiation will be by Skype, you want to see them because they are going to see you.  No matter how it is, you need to prepare and practice what you are going to say and how you are going to say it.

The Most Challenging Part
Lastly, and this may be the hardest of all, in the practice, in the preparation, I hope you overcome your fear of asking.

This is true of anyone. It is not just an "introvert problem."  A lot of people are afraid to ask for what they deserve.  Part of that is lack of preparation.  Part of that is lack of research or some combination of both.  You need to be willing to ask the questions to insist upon what you want AND be prepared to walk away if you are not happy.

Before just spontaneously doing that, I want to encourage you to say something to the effect of, "I would like to think about our conversation before coming to a final decision.  I will be back to you tomorrow, but I just need a little bit of time to consider."

You may stick to the same decision that you make in the course of the conversation.  You may change your mind. You are entitled to do both.  However, I want to encourage you to take a little bit of time.

Now they may say, "So, what are your thoughts?"

Your answer should be, "I am not sure. I have trade-offs to evaluate and I have to weigh them."

In a case like that, I want you to consider that Paul was in there that doesn't give them anything other than that you are reluctant to say yes.  Thus, when you come back to them the next day as you promised, I want you to have watched my video called, "The Easiest Way to Negotiate a Higher Salary for Yourself."  In the video, I go through a method that is very very gentle and encourages them to increase the offer without making any threats.

The 1st part of the video is at the time that you get the offer. That may not be relevant here.  However, I want to encourage you to watch that video, pull out the parts that are relevant, practice, and I'm sure it will wind up being helpful.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Having Trouble Negotiating? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/09/06/having-trouble-negotiating-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1218 Try this little trick if you are having trouble negotiating for yourself.

Summary

This is a tip for when you're struggling with a negotiation. Maybe you haven't done a lot of negotiating before. Maybe you are just afraid of negotiating. A lot of people are. Here’s a little trick I want to suggest. This came from a recent conversation with my mother-in-law.

She was selling a place in Florida; she got and offer for as little bit less than she wanted. You have to move out during “the season” which was the big thing for her. She wouldn’t be able to get her car back up north in time.

So, I suggesting that you pretend she was negotiating for one of her grandkids and that she was trying to look out for the grand kid and what their interests are? Could she do that? You bet you she could! And that's where I lead to you.

If you were negotiating for someone else-- a friend, if you were negotiating for a parent who was ill and speaking with the doctors, you can do that, right? I am going to suggest that you treat yourself like that parent that you are negotiating for and negotiate on their behalf.

Don't personalize this. Negotiate for the other person. Drive the best deal that you can. As was the case here with my mother-in-law, she was able to do this pretty easily once she got that trap out of her mind of, “OH! THAT FEAR!!!, “ that sometimes become so pervasive and persuasive that you might do it wrong and blow the deal or what have you.

Trust yourself. You'll do fine, especially if you act like you are negotiating for someone else.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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A Job Search Lesson from the NFL Draft About Negotiating | JobSearchTV.com


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Teams know what they are doing in the draft. Employers know what they are doing when negotiating. Job hunters don’t. Here’s a lesson from the NFL draft you can apply.

Summary

I thought I would use the NFL draft as an example of a way to handle your negotiations. This is not a player story. This is an owner story. This is a management story. I want to point out something that I don’t think many people have really noticed -- there were no leaks out of the top teams in the draft about who they are going to take. Why do you think that is? The answer is leverage. Power. It puts them an advantaged position if there's another team that wants to capture that draft pick.

For example, Cleveland made it very clear (at least the GM, John Dorsey made it clear) that he’s not going to share who his choices are, not even with the owner because he doesn't want the news of it to leak out and impact his leverage if he were to decide to trade it. He also has number 4 pick. Same thing there.

The Giants at number 2. Even if the Browns take 1 of the 2 top quarterbacks, will the Giants do that or do they want to take a particular player at another position? And, if the Browns don't take a quarterback there… you get the idea. By leaving mystery into this, it advantages them in negotiations with other teams. They have the number 2 position in the draft. As such, would you trade out of the position? What kind of draft haul would you want for that? Would you trade out of that position if a particular player that you want isn't there? Would you trade with another team and how far down in the draft would you be willing to go? These are all the top players from college that are eligible and you if you trade with the 23rd team or the 12th team or the 11th team, you don’t get anywhere near as good a potential player as you might at number 2. How many pics replace a number 2? You get the idea.

By being close to the vest, the teams at the top have a huge advantage. So, let's say Cleveland takes a quarterback and now there's a lower drafting team that is afraid that they may not be able to get the quarterback of their choice. What kind of draft haul put the number 2 team, the Giants, get for making that trade?

Now, let's tie this together with you and your job search. Negotiating. The more information you give out, the more secure the employer that you are interviewing with is that they can get you for a particular number. You know, that certainty gives them the idea that you are going to be easy to close. Thus, they don't really have to extend themselves that much financially because they know where they can target you.

However, if you say, “You know, I am not really sure. I y really need to know a lot more about the opportunity plus, I have other firms that are in the mix as well,” well, the impact of that is nervousness, at least until the very end when they say, “Look, we need to get a sense of what number you are looking for. We’re budgeted at such and such. Is that within your range?”

Remember, laws are changing right now. In some places, employers are not legally allowed to ask your current salary. I don’t remember how many states plus there are cities like New York that don’t allow it.

So, recognize that you have an advantage now by not revealing information. Once the offer is made and accepted, you have an application to fill out and if they determine that you lied on the application, they can fire you. So, that part is not part of any lexicon there.

What you want to be doing is withholding certainty from them so that they are always on good behavior, selling to you, presenting themselves in the best possible light so that, in this way, you have maximum leverage just like the teams in the NFL draft.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

 

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Meet Me Halfway | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/08/04/meet-me-halfway-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1186 Are you the problem?

Summary

I want to talk with you today about the idea of meeting someone halfway. There's an old joke that a man who prays to God to win the lottery. He looks skyward, pleading that he win. This goes on for about 3 years when, suddenly, a burst of lightning and a clap of thunder reverberate through an otherwise sunny day. In a loud voice, heard only by the man saying, “Meet me halfway. Buy a lottery ticket.”

There are a lot of very intelligent people who engage in job search in their careers, like the man in the story. They want to be promoted but do nothing to develop your skills, training and experience enough 2 warrant a promotion. They believe the company should pay for it, after all, they are to get the benefit, ignoring the fact that the probability is that they are going to change jobs after a year or 2. They are going to get all the benefit and the employer’s only to get a year or 2 that experience.

They submit their resume for jobs that they want but not qualified for. They say that they want to do this kind of work, but ignore the fact that the resume that they submit to the ATS or through a chain of command does nothing to demonstrate that they’re qualified to do the job they want to do. Then, they complain that they are never contacted and ignore the fact that the firm has taken the time to identify when they need and they pretend and they are ignoring the employer side of this.

Employers are really no different. Employers, you complain about why a person won’t take an offer for a salary that reflects a market of 2 or 3 years back and that they may have canceled 3 interviews, taken this job search that should've taken 3 weeks into 4 months, that they are competing with other firms, and there, doing stuff. HR people complain about that they can't find people to fill jobs and that there are 15 qualifications in the job description and there is no one within a 100-mile radius who can do this job. It goes on and on with people on one side or the other, not facing the reality.

So, this seems to be pretty common. It brings up the concept of meeting someone halfway. I am going to sneak in this little remark that says, “the person who wants to meet you halfway is often poor judgment distance.” Usually, halfway means that you move 70-80% and they move 20%. But, that's a different conversation.

I will just simply say that you have to consciously look at what you're doing that's interfering with your success. When I coach people, we have laughs over what are seemingly innocent mistakes, but really deal with belief systems that people have that stand in the way of becoming successful and how they're unwilling to anyone halfway, even if that means moving they’re moving 70-80 % in order to get what they want.

It reminds me of my son when he was young. We live in a house with a staircase and he likes watching TV downstairs and there are times he would call up, saying, “do you mind if I need downstairs?”

“No problem.”

I would bring a plate to the top of the stairs and said, “Meet me halfway,” and he would say, “no, bring it down.” I would say, “Come up and get the plate when you're ready.”

Eventually, he learned that you if he wanted the food downstairs, he would have to meet me.

What are you doing? I hope you can get over this hurdle for yourself, even if that means you moving 70 to 80%, and them moving 20%. By the way, there is one exception to this and I want talk to you as the job hunter and say salary should not necessarily be the place where you move 70-80%, nor should it necessarily be 50%. Maybe you move 20% they move 80 but salary is that one exception to this rule.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Having Trouble Negotiating? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1218 Try this little trick if you are having trouble negotiating for yourself.

Summary

This is a tip for when you're struggling with a negotiation. Maybe you haven't done a lot of negotiating before. Maybe you are just afraid of negotiating. A lot of people are. Here’s a little trick I want to suggest. This came from a recent conversation with my mother-in-law.

She was selling a place in Florida; she got and offer for as little bit less than she wanted. You have to move out during “the season” which was the big thing for her. She wouldn’t be able to get her car back up north in time.

So, I suggesting that you pretend she was negotiating for one of her grandkids and that she was trying to look out for the grand kid and what their interests are? Could she do that? You bet you she could! And that's where I lead to you.

If you were negotiating for someone else-- a friend, if you were negotiating for a parent who was ill and speaking with the doctors, you can do that, right? I am going to suggest that you treat yourself like that parent that you are negotiating for and negotiate on their behalf.

Don't personalize this. Negotiate for the other person. Drive the best deal that you can. As was the case here with my mother-in-law, she was able to do this pretty easily once she got that trap out of her mind of, “OH! THAT FEAR!!!, “ that sometimes become so pervasive and persuasive that you might do it wrong and blow the deal or what have you.

Trust yourself. You'll do fine, especially if you act like you are negotiating for someone else.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.