09 Mar How To Re-Negotiate Your Salary
As a search consultant within the civil engineering community, I often have conversations with candidates who are fully satisfied with their career, their employer, and the challenging projects they are exposed to. The one “hang-up” they may have is that they feel as though they are under-valued compared to their peers. I often have opportunities available that would give them that bump in pay they would be looking for, but I NEVER try to recruit them if money is their only motivating factor. Instead, I coach them to have a conversation with their boss as to how to re-negotiate their compensation.
If you are an experienced #civilengineer and you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips as to how you should approach the situation:
👉🏽𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡: Before approaching your boss, do some research on the average salary for #civilengineers with similar experience and skills in your area. This will help you determine if your compensation is truly lower than the market rate.
👉🏽𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: Schedule a meeting with your boss to discuss your compensation. Make sure to request the meeting in advance and provide a brief explanation of the purpose of the meeting.
👉🏽𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞: Come prepared to the meeting with a list of your accomplishments, skills, and contributions to the company. This will help you make a strong case for why you deserve a raise.
👉🏽𝐁𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭: Be confident and assertive in the meeting, but also be open to feedback and suggestions from your boss. You want to show that you are committed to the company and want to be fairly compensated for your work.
👉🏽𝐁𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞: If your boss is not able to immediately offer you a raise, be open to other forms of compensation, such as a bonus, stock options, or additional vacation time. You can also discuss opportunities for professional development or advancement within the company.
Approaching a salary negotiation can indeed be intimidating, but it is important to advocate for yourself and ensure that you are being fairly compensated for your work.
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