New Grads- any success in negotiating your pay? - page 2

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for example: my husband works in finance. he's not scared to highball HR saying he wanted 82K/year knowing they would probably only give 76k (that's good since he was shooting for 75K! :wacky:) well as a new grad female i... Read More


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    The facility I accepted a position for has a clinical ladder model...I have experience as a LPN (7 years) and will get the base salary for new grad, increase in 6 months, THEN the adjustment based on experience in a year. Adjustments are also applied if you get a certification, accept leadership positions, etc. I think it depends on the facility, as well as experience. Don't expect to be able to negotiate as a new grad, a least in this market. Get the experience, and if you decide in the future go to another organization, find out how they value experience, if they have a clinical ladder model, etc.
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    sadly no .. new grads have zero ability to negotiate pay because you're costing the hospital more monies to hire you than to hire a non new grad and plenty of other people willing to take that salary or even work for cheaper. New grad pay at my company its nonnegotiable, its a set rate with just a small addition for BSN degree holders, and then salary is calculated according to years of nursing experience and also years worked with the company. Ii researched it and figured they'd be paying at the lower end of market rate which is true congrats and good luck. In this day of poor economy those of us who have a job are lucky.
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    I'm waiting for a call right now from HR with an offer for my first nursing position out of school, and I'm planning to try to negotiate a higher hourly base pay. I don't expect much, but I'm hoping there may be wiggle room of a couple of dollars per hour. My background is in business, so I have some experience with negotiation techniques.

    Even though I would (will) probable accept whatever they offer rather than turn down the position, this is the first moment where I have a slightly more powerful position -- I feel like I have to at least try.

    I'll try to post again to let you all know how it goes, and what strategies I used (if it works.)

    Wish me luck!
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    If your happy with the # then good! I don't know if it's a good idea as a new grad to negotiate if it's for a hospital your completely new to. If you worked as a tech for that same facility for a few years then it's not a horrible idea.
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    Quote from Clark_Kent
    I'm waiting for a call right now from HR with an offer for my first nursing position out of school, and I'm planning to try to negotiate a higher hourly base pay. I don't expect much, but I'm hoping there may be wiggle room of a couple of dollars per hour. My background is in business, so I have some experience with negotiation techniques.

    Even though I would (will) probable accept whatever they offer rather than turn down the position, this is the first moment where I have a slightly more powerful position -- I feel like I have to at least try.

    I'll try to post again to let you all know how it goes, and what strategies I used (if it works.)

    Wish me luck!
    So, have you heard from them? How did it turn out?
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    Quote from elkpark

    So, have you heard from them? How did it turn out?
    Still in progress. I should know more today.
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    So I did manage to end with a modest increase in my base salary. My main strategy was to highlight the aspects of my experience in other fields that will be valuable to this organization and to my new position. This allowed the company to justify bumping me up a tier in the pay-scale.

    I don't think any feathers we're ruffled by my trying to do this. I feel good for having advocated for myself, and an extra buck an hour makes a difference. The organization also knows that they're getting a valuable candidate.

    It's nerve wracking to try negotiate -- especially with such a tough job market. But, I think it's good practice, and helps set a precedent for future growth within an organization.

    Thanks!
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