Negotiating salary when you're not precisely what they wanted
October 3, 2013 11:10 AM Subscribe
A young person I know has applied outside their current employer for a Senior
Program Officer position at a non-profit, advertised at a specific salary. The job would be a big step up for the applicant, both in responsibilities and (they hope) in compensation.
posted by mojohand to work & money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
But in the second interview, an interviewer 'casually' mentioned that the position might be lowered to a Program Officer level, depending on the experience of the hire. The applicant can live with the lower title (the title/job would still be significantly higher than their current one) but wants to make sure the salary isn't drastically lowered as well.
Assuming an offer, how should they negotiate to prevent being low-balled on compensation because their experience is less than the employer had originally specified. Other factors: compensation aside, this would a great opportunity for them, and it would be their first attempt at negotiating a salary.