Connecting to LinkedIn...

Negotiating your salary

Salary can sometimes be a difficult topic to raise as many people dislike discussing money. If this is uncomfortable for you, it’s a hurdle you must overcome! Read our advice below and you should be able to negotiate your salary package with confidence.

Check if the salary package you’ve been offered is fair by using an online salary checker or visiting job boards to see what other roles at the same level generally pay. Remember to take your location into account as salaries can differ greatly between regions within the UK. Use your research and experience to come up with a salary range you would look at and enter negotiations at the higher end of the scale.

Ask the person who made you the offer how often salary reviews or appraisals will be undertaken for the role. Bear this information in mind when negotiating; it might be that you start on a lower figure than you’d like but can arrange for a salary increase in 6 – 12 months if you’re reaching your KPIs.

Make sure you get full details of bonus payments or commission as well as other benefits such as flexible working, childcare schemes, company car or car allowance, company shares and pension. Remember when negotiating your salary that you need to look at the whole package rather than just the figure.

comments powered by Disqus

Why Quest?

  • Unrivalled knowledge of the Retail and Consumer Goods sectors
  • Over 20 years’ experience in finding top talent
  • A database of over 700,000 candidates
  • A strong team of experienced account managers
  • International offices in the UK and Middle East
  • Recommended by the world’s leading retail businesses
  • 90% repeat business

Latest Jobs

Digital Product Owner
£25,000 - £35,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102328 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Product Owner opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This position will be ...

Digital Content Executive
£25,000 - £35,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102327 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Content Executive opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This position will...

Digital Communications Executive
£25,000 - £35,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102326 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Communications Executive opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This positi...

Digital Marketing Manager
£35,000 - £45,000 - Harlow, Essex Ref: 102325 | Published: 21th Jan 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth.This position will ...

Quality & Logistics Coordinator
£23,000 - £26,000 - London Ref: Q102318 | Published: 20th Jan 2017

My client, one of the UK's most iconic premium homeware companies, is looking for a Quality and Technical manager to join their UK head office team. Reporting to the L...

Fixtures & Fittings Procurement Manager
£22,000 - £32,500 - South East England, Ref: Q102322 | Published: 20th Jan 2017

My client, one of the UK's biggest multi product retailers, is currently looking to strengthen their commercial team with an Equipment Buying Specialist. You will sit ...

Micro Space Analyst
£0 - South East England, Ref: Q102215 | Published: 20th Jan 2017

Micro Space Analyst A well-known international retailer is looking to expand their Space Planning team and are looking for a highly analytical candidate to join their ...

Head of Buying
£110,000 - £130,000 - London Ref: Q102090 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

This highly admirable Luxury retailer has an exciting Head of Buying role to be based in the heart of London. The role is to provide a product range to the customer, m...

Product Developer
£25,000 - £30,000 - North West England, Ref: Q102314 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

Product Developer Our client is a growing FMCG business, based in the North West, who are expanding their NPD team and looking for a Product Developer. This is a newly...

Head of Operations
£90,000 - London Ref: Q75371 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

Head of Operations required to spearhead domestic developments. Head of Ops will be responsible for: Overall responsibility for the implementation and launch of the bu...

Assistant Merchandiser
£19,000 - £25,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q101921 | Published: 18th Jan 2017

This is a great opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to progress their career with an established British fashion retailer. You will be based at the Lancashire He...

Wine Sales Executive
£30,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q100998 | Published: 18th Jan 2017

A highly successful alcohol vendor is currently looking to hire a dynamic and highly driven Wine Sales Executive to join their Sales team. Your role as the Sales Execu...

Quest Insights

Christmas Shopping?
2016-12-16 10:00:00 +0000

Over a third of shoppers plan to increase their spending over Christmas, despite Brexit anxieties. New research from shopper marketing agency Savvy has found that UK consumers are less affected by looming inflation than many predicted, with over a quarter expecting to shop online on Christmas day. Change to consumer confidence appears to have remained minimal since the referendum, and Christmas sales are expected to continue a trend of growth in light of new Office for National Statistics fig... Read more.