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    Salary negotiation thru email

    Hi all,


    Recently, I sent my resume to one of the company and them asking me about my salary and availability.
    So I would to ask advice from all the readers here how to reply his mail in proper way. By the way, please let me know if Iím doing any mistake in this writing.
    This is the email from the company that I sent my resume.

    Hi Hampeh,

    Thanks for this, will look into it later today. BTW, what is your salary
    request and your availability?


    John



    And I would like to reply his mail
    I need assistance how to reply this mail because Iím not really good in negotiation. What should I say? Can I say something like this?


    Dear John,


    First of all, I would like to thank you for the opportunity given to me. Iím really appreciating it. Currently, Iím doing a project for ABC and I have another project after this. Iím really enjoying this work and hopefully I can finish it. My expected salary is USD 5000 and Iíll be available in next year.


    Best Regards,


    Hampeh


    hmm...can i say this...or is there any better way to say it. anyway, thanks in advance :)


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    #2

    Re: Salary negotiation thru email

    Dear John,


    Thank you for giving my application your attention. I really appreciate it.

    Currently, Iím doing a project for ABC and I have another project to do for them after that. [You need to say approximately when you will be finished> "I expect to finish the second project in {{month}} {{year}}].

    I am looking for a salary in the region of is USD 5000 and Iíll be available immediately after I have finished my project work for ABC.


    Best Regards,

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    #3

    Re: Salary negotiation thru email

    Thanks Anglika for your assistance. I really appreciate it. I just read a book about interviewing and they suggest me a couple of methods how to negotiate the salary so you can get better pay. Before i put any figure, can i ask them something like this.

    Dear John,

    Thank you for giving my application your attention. I really appreciate it.
    Currently, Iím doing project for ABC and I have another project to do for them after that. I expect to finish the second project in February 2008.
    Before I put any figure, may I know what is the standard salary range in your organization for this position?

    Best regards,

    hampeh


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    #4

    Re: Salary negotiation thru email

    Absolutely - makes good sense to find out what they pay other people!

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