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Cover Letter for Salary Negotiation before Joining

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Sample Cover Letter for Salary Negotiation before Joining

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In today's competitive world, you need to make sure that you accept the appropriate salary offered to you. It is important to be aware about the salary that you can earn considering your work experience and expertise. When you are looking for jobs you may receive job offers from several companies. You need to negotiate the salary offered to you, if you find that it is less as compared to salary offered according to the general salary standards. In such situations, it is important to send a cover letter for salary negotiation before joining. The cover letter should be written on a positive note stating that you are interested in the particular job opening, but would like the employer to reconsider the salary offered to you. You may even provide details about the salary offered to you by other companies. It is important to take care that you do not create a wrong impression when you are negotiating your salary.

Following are the samples of cover letter for salary negotiation:

Salary Negotiation before Joining

David D. Jordan,
4218 Whaley Lane,
New Berlin, WI 53151,

Date: May 14, 2005.

Mr. Ed C. Kenner,
HR Head,
Global Financial Inc,
2132 Gateway Road,
New Berlin, WI 53151.

Dear Mr. Kenner,

           From our meeting and phone conversations, I got the privilege to know about your company in detail. I am very excited by the prospect of working for Global Financial Inc. Your finance and accounting team is among the most impressive, I have met during my job search. Your company ethics are clean and your work-force efficient.

           I am eager to accept your offer and begin working for Global Financial Inc. However, I want to tell you that I have received another offer of employment from Wilson Accounts Inc., NY. Everything at your company holds a greater opportunity for me, and my career, but the Wilson Accounts Inc has offered a salary $5000/annum higher than your offer.

           Instead of accepting their offer immediately, I wanted to reaffirm my interests in Global Financial Inc. and express my hope that we can come to terms on this matter and begin our happy association as soon as possible.

           I eagerly await your response.


David D. Jordan,
Senior Student, Accounts,

Sample Letter of Salary Negotiation before Joining

Tyrone M. Thompson,
41 Harley Brook Lane,
Johnstown, PA 15904,

Date: September 25, 2005.

Mr. Freddie D. Hewitt,
HR Manager,
Alpha Financial Inc,
3389 Clifford Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Dear Mr. Hewitt,

I this to inform you that I have received the job offer letter you sent me. Thank you for selecting me for the post of senior accountant in your company. I am elated to receive job offer from a well-known company like Alpha Financial Inc. As per the offer letter, you have offered me salary of $48,000. I am eager to join and work for you organization, but I would like you to know that I have received a job offer from Influx Corporate Services. They are offering me a salary of $50,400. I have yet not replied to their job offer, but the salary they are offering seems lucrative, as I am relocating to Harrisburg, PA.

I requested you to organize a meeting, so that we can discuss the salary offered and find a solution that is best in the interest of the company and my professional future. If you need any details, then you can contact me on 4087894586.

I would like to thank you for your time. I am grateful that you selected me for the particular job profile.


Tyrone M. Thompson

The cover letters for salary negotiation provided above can be used as guideline when you are drafting your cover letter. Make changes in these cover letters are per your preference. Use simple formatting and proof read the letter before sending it to the employer.


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