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When is the best time to negotiate salary, before or after the formal offer? Ie do you want the company to show its hand first and then negotiate from there? Or do you want to say upfront “here’s my salary expectations”?

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Generally best not to be the first to give a number. You’ll get an idea of where they stand and whether it’s even worth negotiating. If you give a number you risk leaving $ on the table. If you have to then best to give a big range.

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Traditional negotiation strategy is to make the first move and anchor. But if you’re not sure of the market or your negotiation skills, you can let the employer start.

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But to clarify: after you get a formal offer, as others have said.

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After a formal offer. Then you know they like you and are somewhat committed.

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