Tips for negotiating a better rate for your next .NET job

The moment is here; you’ve impressed your interviewers and received a job offer from the company of your dreams. Just as you’re ready to pop the champagne, you notice the salary offer is slightly lower than you’d hoped. How can you negotiate a better rate for your dream .NET job? Huxley offers some quick negotiation tips that could help you get the salary you deserve.

Be transparent about your .NET salary

The key to a smooth negotiation process is transparency. If a new employer asks you for your current rate, be honest. If you disclose a salary that’s higher than what you actually earn in your current .NET role, it’s likely this will come to light if you’re asked to provide evidence. This makes you seem dishonest and is obviously a situation you’d rather avoid.

Be honest about your salary expectations in your .NET job

Your current salary might match your current .NET job, but that doesn’t mean you deserve the same rate in your new position. Indicate that you’re looking for a salary that matches the level of the role you’re about to take. Discuss the package with your new employer; perhaps there’s room for extra benefits such as more holidays, or there might be an interesting incentive program you haven’t heard of yet. Make sure you get all the information before making a decision.

Read: ‘What .Net developers wished they had considered before taking their next role’

Be realistic

When you’re negotiating a better rate it’s important to remain realistic. Usually, employers adhere to a collective employment agreement in which you can climb in salary levels. To be on the upper end of a scale can be appealing, as your next promotion can result in an even higher salary then. So keep in mind that even if your ideal rate isn’t being offered right now, this could be something you’ll achieve in the future.

Let Huxley help you get the rate you deserve

Huxley can help negotiate a rate for you. If you’re going to make a step in your .NET career, this is the perfect opportunity to obtain the salary you’re looking for. We listen to your individual circumstance and discuss this with your potential employer to negotiate a rate that‘s attractive for both parties. If you’d like assistance in negotiating a rate for your next temporary or permanent .NET job, contact us today.

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