Lönesamtal: How to negotiate your salary.



As with all things in Sweden, the art of negotiation will revolve around moderation.

Remember that the goal is always to find a middle ground.


Whether you’re starting a new job or getting a promotion, we all know that we should be negotiating the salary.

It is highly likely that you won’t get the entire sum that you were expecting...

Stay kind and Positive, negotiation may be scary, but you should always keep the conversation on a positive note.

Kindly tell your boss what you want, they will tell you what they want, and together you will try and find a conclusion that is pleasing to both of you.

An Aggressive attitude is not acceptable in Swedish negotiations.

It will not only end the discussion, but it may also hurt your reputation.


Here are a few tips you need to do to have a successful salary negotiation:


1- First of all, you need to Overcome your fear to negotiate by knowing your real value.

You can do this by asking others in your field or checking some job search sites.


2- Ask a lot of diagnostic questions during your previous interviews to understand more about the other party’s exact needs to be able to acknowledge the whole recruitment process

The more you know, the more convincing your arguments will be!


3- Before you start talking numbers, talk about what you’ve done and what you can do.

Focus on your performance and achievements; you need to convince them that investing in you is a good deal.


4- Ask for a little more than you really want. Psychology shows that your bargaining partner will feel like they are getting a better deal negotiating down from your initial ask.


5- Try to set your Meeting for Thursday

People tend to start the week tough-minded and disagreeable, but become more flexible and as the week wears on.


Finally, keep negotiating...

Whenever you have the chance, don’t hesitate!

The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

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