Can I ask about salary in the first phone call/interview?
How should I start up as a junior developer?What is the average basic salary?
How do I successfully negotiate my salary? Can you explain how this works step by step?
“To prepare for a negotiation, it is important that you have all the information you need to make a decision on the offer. Therefore I recommend to draft a list of questions/topics you want to inform about when receiving the offer. An offer includes salary but also other secondary benefits. During the interviews you probably discovered how the (future) company values your experience and how it relates to your (future) peers. This is the starting point of the conversation because the offer is based on this impression. Try to figure out what is really important to you and why. Is it only salary or also the responsibilities in a role, opportunities to develop yourself through education and training, a lease car or something else? This information will guide you in your negotiation.
When you decide to start negotiating, it is up to you to deliver convincing arguments and a detailed counter proposal. You can do market research, look for a salary benchmark or list down the moments that you overachieved in your job beyond your regular scope. Or focus on how you made an impact and added value at your current company, have grown into the role or collaborated cross-department. Keep in mind, the goal is to start a successful collaboration together. Therefore, it is important to stay focused on maintaining and enhancing the relationship with your (future) employer.
When there is no room to negotiate in salary, you can also consider to negotiate on secundary benefits. Some companies offer flexible secundary benefits to create an offer that is tailor-made.”
I want to transition from the private to the public sector (Dutch government). How do I negotiate my salary there, as it’s often lower than in the private sector?
how do I convince an employer abroad to hire me so I can move there?
What’s a good moment for a career switch?
How do I start up a career in the legal field in the Netherlands when my academic diplomas are from another country? Do you have tips?
“Visit de website of Nuffic for more information about working in The Netherlands and the requirements to practice your profession. I coach a lot of internationals professionals and I noticed that the ‘unwritten’ rules and expectations for an application is different in every country. Therefore, when you need help translating your experiences into a CV and cover letter for the Dutch labour market, I recommend to reach out to a career coach that has experience in working with international graduates / professionals.”
How do I find out what I am truly passionate about in my career? Where do I start?
I don’t see a future within my current job. How do I take a new step in my career?
How do I obtain relevant work experience in the strategy consultancy sector?
I want to work in a different industry. How do I show recruiters I have the right skills?
How to change from engineering to investment banking?
How to switch from recruitment to teaching English to kids in the Netherlands?
I regularly get approached by recruiters but it always results in nothing. How do I make this work?
Recruiters seem to always be busy. How do I reach out and work with them to find a new job?
Interview Valérie Rath, Oprichter en Eigenaar ImpactYourCareer voor de Magnet.me blog “Ask a Career Coach”