It's common sense, right? Employers don't want to pay more than they have to, and if salary is up for negotiation they'd be shooting themselves in the foot by starting things off with their highest bid.
That being the case, it's important to know your own worth when heading into the final stages of the hiring process. By knowing what you're valued in the job market and what you bring to the table, you'll be able to negotiate a salary higher than what is originally proposed.
Peter Yang is a career expert and the CEO of Resume Writing Services, the parent company of ResumeGo. Before that, he worked as a manager and recruiter for more than 20 years. His work has also appeared in Inc. and Glassdoor. Follow Peter on Twitter
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