Cover letter- Company asked for salary and benefits requirements?
Requests for salary and benefits kind of turns me off. But I don’t want to ignore it. How would this be?
Salary and benefits are negotiable. I have found that the typical compensation package for candidates with my background to include a median salary of $70,000. Equally important to me is the opportunity to learn and grow as an “JOB TITLE”
Be careful of your answer, as potential employers are simply searching for a reason to disqualify you from employment.
The “canned” answer is “I believe that “x” company will compensate me fairly, but at my previous employer I was making “x”.
Benefits are less negotiable than you may think…unless you are limiting your definition to vacation. Holidays, medical, dental, vision, retirement (pension, 401k, 503b, etc.) are pretty much regulated.
Your best bet is to acknowlege the question, respond maturely, and get your new job!
best of luck.
How To Write A Salary Request Letter?
This is a new job scenario for me, as I’d formerly worked in environments where evaluations for possible wage increases were scheduled by management, however, now as a private chef with a client couple this is a new experience for me. I’ve worked for well over a year on the job for an average salary, and although I do receive a bonus at Christmas holidays, and sastisfaction has been expressed with my abilities, no mention of an evaluation has the client made. I consider it my responsibility to do so if I wish a raise of some sort.
I’ve written cover letters before for other professions, etc. but this is totally new to be a “salary increase” request. Suggestions for what to include? For what not to say?
I considered these things so far: stating the date I started working for them, times I’ve worked functions such as dinner parties when I did not receive any compensation besides regular pay although extra time, extra and expenses were incurred, work record (no absences without prior request or warning)…
Practical help please…thanks.
There is no reason why you cant request a meeting to discuss your performance to date.
Write them a letter, and express that you have always found annual performance and salary review to be helpful to you with past employers, and ask if you can set up an appointment to review you performance to date.
Then you should have your documentation as to why you deserve a salary increase, at the meeting.
offered job from fam friend, recieved offer letter w/o salary, trust this?
I will be working a new job soon that was recommended to me by a family friend who is the general manager of the company. I will be working with her. I was verbally offered a certain amount per year and requested an offer letter for my records. The letter had title, start date, benefit time line and basically everything EXCEPT hourly/annual compensation. I received the letter on a friday afternoon and asked for compensation verification on Sunday (thinking it would be there by the time they get there on Monday). It is now Wednesday and after an email (one to GM and one to HR who was CC’d) and a phone message I still have not heard anything back.
I don’t think the family friend would screw me over at all-and HR seemed really nice so I don’t think it is intentional, I have known the family friend for a while and she helped me negotiate the current compensation package so that it was a little healthier. I think she has my best interest at heart honestly. My start date is in 8 business days and I am wondering if I should just accept the verbal offer (and hand shake) or if I should keep pushing to get it in writing. Although I know her I still find it a wise choice not to give notice of leave from a current job until you get all of your ducks in a row for your move. Its a great opportunity and I really don’t want to loose it but I also don’t want anything less than what I was offered.
can i get real answers please?
Always get employment contractual details in writing so that there can be no misunderstandings, especially if it’s via a friend.
You can ‘accept the verbal offer subject to written contract which states your compensation’, That leaves you with the offer of pulling out if your condition (i.e. Your compensation) is not met. I.e. You can give a person a conditional acceptance of an offer.
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