It is unfortunate that even in the 21st century worm are still considerably less than men while doing the same jobs with the same level of experience and efficiency, it is believed that women around the world are estimated to 25% less than men, mainly the reason for that is the poor negotiating ability that women have, however negotiating is a skill and you can easily practice and learn it fact, below we brought you seven of the most common mistakes women make while negotiating a salary so you avoid them while negotiating your salary.
7- Women Often Apologize In Their Talk.
For some reason women are quit less confident in themselves than men which drive them to include words like “sorry” a lot in their speech while they are negotiating a salary like saying ” I’m sorry to say that but I think I deserve a higher salary”, you need to be more confident and stop apologizing for asking for something you deserve.
6- Women Are Not Always Aware Of Opportunities To Negotiate Salary.
Most women tend to accept all the terms and conditions of any job and they are just happy to do their work and have their job without being aware that everything that is offered can be negotiated, however you should realize that you should be hunting for each opportunity to negotiate your salary and it is not impolite or rude to demand what you deserve in a decent way.
5- Most Women Don’t Know Their Value.
Unfortunately this is another common mistakes women do and it make them accept whatever is offered and even be happy about it, women usually don’t know the value of their efforts and knowledge, you should set a standard to your qualifications in your sector before you apply for any job.
4- Women Tend To Focus More On Their Weak Points.
Unfortunately another mistake a lot of women do while applying for a new job is being really honest about what they never done before and what they can’t do instead of focusing on their ability and qualifications.
3- Women Tend To Be Too Polite.
It is a woman nature to make relations and want to be liked where ever she goes even in a new work interview which make them agree for everything that is being offered because they are shy or afraid to sound rude or impolite or hurt the employer’s feelings when they actually should be confident and negotiate in a nice way that still make them appear nice and likeable while they still get to the salary they deserve.
2- Women Often Either Speak Too Much Or Too Little.
During work interviews women tend to either give long and detailed answers which confuse the employer or get very shy and don’t know what to say which both are wrong and reflect a wrong impression about yourself, you should be accurate about your answers and only focus for the job, you also need to leant and focus for your body language and how to look and sound confident.
1- Women Are Not As Direct Ad Men.
In most cases women tend to be indirect about the salary they expect according to their skills and qualifications while men are always direct and clear about their salary expectation, you need to set a standard in your mind and be clear about it in your interview but make sure to be realistic.