Hi all, wondering if anyone could give me some advice? As silly as it sounds, I’ve never negotiated an offer before. I’ve been offered a role, during the interview process I asked for 40k, they were offering between 35k and 40k on the job advert. They’ve offered me 35k with a target based bonus of 6k paid in two throughout the year. I’ve spoken to a few friends and everyone has said that they’ve offered me more than what I asked and I shouldn’t negotiate. Should I negotiate? Thanks!

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Always negotiate - what’s the Glassdoor salary for this position?

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So it’s 41k ote- I’d probably try to negotiate on the base and see if they can bump it up another few grand. Do you have competing offers or the likelihood of competing offers?

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Hey CSM! If you’d like to message me for tips on negations, please feel free. Recently went through this process and secured the upper end of a bracket.

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It never hurts to negotiate. Worst they can say is no, but you have nothing to lose in trying and potentially much to gain. Check out some YouTube vids on the topic and perhaps even stick to a script if your nervous about doing so

At the end of the day the target bonus is only paid if you hit the number but you want to a higher salary. Look at what similar roles pay in your market based on your experience and make that case. Be confident. Ask, thank you so much for this opportunity and this seems like an exciting offer based on our conversation about the role and my experience I was hoping to be at 40k base is there a possibility to get closer to that number?

It’s very tricky. I go through hoops to determine what salary I’d expect from a company (mainly comparing how much $ they raised to a another company with an advertised salary). You can find that info through Crunchbase. Also, check the salaries on Glassdoor.

My first CSM role was 55k base and that was several years ago. That 35k salary seems very low.

Do the market research, understand what you’re looking for in terms of base + incentive and it’s all about knowing your worth. Bump up the base to 40K and additional OTE if possible and that’s what you asked for.

One advice - never share a solid number with the recruiter, always focus on a range that’s’ least 5K above your target.

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