Negotiating Tips and Tactics for a Better Salary

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Whether you're applying for a new position or trying to score a raise at your current job, knowing how to negotiate your salary is a crucial part of being in the workforce. Unfortunately, many employees make the mistake of accepting a wage that's lower than they should — or, worse, neglect to negotiate their salaries at all.

"Salary negotiation is about the value you bring to an organization — your talent, skills and contributions — not what's 'fair,'" said Lisa Skeete Tatum, CEO and co-founder of Landit, a career resource for women. "Aim high and be rewarded for what you're worth."

Here are seven tips for how to negotiate a higher salary at your current position — and any jobs you’ll hold in the future. And as you go forward, make sure you increase your salary and skills regularly.