Most job seekers in Kenya tread carefully when it comes to asking for more pay. It’s understandable — after the relief of landing a job, negotiating a salary can be the last thing from your mind. I recently got an email question and frankly it has not been the first. So I thought about it and I have gone through the same where I felt I should be earning higher but I really didn’t know the steps.
It can even feel awkward as most Kenyan professionals not used to placing a value on the skills, knowledge and abilities we bring. Once in a while, asking for higher salary can even put you out of the running.
Still, delicately negotiating salary upon taking a job offer provides a significant boost in pay down the line and is well worth the complexities. Compiled over subsequent years a few thousand bob quickly adds up.
Considering a new role or job? Here’s how to excel in the art of negotiation: