I’m interviewing with a Big Company ™ shortly. My resume contains an assortment of internship-type jobs and small-business-type jobs, and up till now I’ve been like a doggie taking whatever anyone would give me. I wish to be a little more discriminating and I have a specific salary range in mind, especially given that I have a friend who works there and I know his salary–a bit above the starting hiring salaries of other workers there but not ridiculously so, and I don’t think he even has a college degree.
Of course, this is all assuming I actually get offered the job, but preparation’s always a good thing… I know that you should never mention your range unless your employer actually makes the first offer and a salary along with it, but that’s about it.
- Any links to salary negotiation tutorials that have good advice?
- Should I ever hint that I know the salaries of people there?
- Would hinting at special needs make me appear inferior? e.g., I require cochlear implant insurance that costs $5000 for 2 years, amd so forth.
- If I get offered, say, stock options that don’t vest for years, would I appear to be “disloyal” if I try to convince them to forego that in exchange for a bit more salary?