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Salary Negotiation Tips

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outkindle
post 9.Jan.2018, 07:50 PM
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Hi There,

New to the forum, was pleasantly surprised to learn that such a wonderful platform exists. Thank you all for your selfless advice, I've become addicted to the forums smile.gif

Wanted to understand once an offer is made (by a global company), how much leeway or buffer exists for negotiation? Generally I imagine anywhere from 5-10% would be plausible but need your help to understand a) if you think such room exists b ) ways to go about it without inadvertently offending anyone etc

While we're at it, what would be a good estimation of total expenses for 2 people excluding rent. If a number doesn't come to mind, a range would do.

Your insight would be very valuable and I would like to thank you in advance for your help.
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yet another brit
post 10.Jan.2018, 06:43 PM
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Depends what business you are in, what the norms are, how specialist your skills are and how badly they want you...

The union will give you a range. Take the upper figure, add 30% and see where you end up. If possible, try to get over the threshold (about 45k) at which enhanced non-contributory pension benefits will kick in (if you are looking a a global company active in Sweden, they will almost certainly have this).

Expenses are driven primarily by housing costs. So...where are you looking at?

See many threads on the inadvisability of living on one salary...this ain't Switzerland...
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axiom
post 11.Jan.2018, 08:28 AM
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QUOTE (yet another brit @ 10.Jan.2018, 06:43 PM) *
See many threads on the inadvisability of living on one salary...this ain't Switzerland...


Totally possible to do this, of course it depends on where you live. We live in Stockholm and have done that several times (parental leave/studies, etc)
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outkindle
post 27.Jan.2018, 02:58 AM
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Thanks for the input @yet_another_brit especially the bit about the enhanced pension benefits. Eventually both of us intend to work but there might be a few months when only one of us works, until the other finds a job.

Looking for accommodation outside of central Stockholm ex Solna and the likes. We're budgeting around 12-14k monthly rent. Thoughts?

@axiom Good to hear about your first hand experience and that you've done it a few times!

Appreciate the responses!
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