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Sample Salary Negotiation Before Joining

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Cover letters for IT jobs are written by candidates at certain stages during the entire process of hiring. Salary negotiation is one such letter written by the candidate if they wish to negotiate the salary offered by the company. Candidates should give a good reason to negotiate the salary. For Example, if the candidate is already receiving the same salary from the current job, they might ask for a certain hike. Another reason could be; if the candidate has a second offer from a different company who has offered them more they might write a salary negotiation letter requesting for a hike. Salaries generally need to be at par with the current market standard and if the candidate is learned, he/she might negotiate the salary as per the market trends.

Salary Negotiation before Joining

James E. Solomon,
2406 Carter Street,
Rose Hill, IL 62432,
(618)-793 0514.

Date: May 1, 2005.

Mr. Jeff J. Poole,
National Solutions,
662 Hewes Avenue,
Hanover, MD 21076.

Dear Mr. Poole,

           From our meeting and phone conversations, I got the privilege to know your company. I am very excited by the prospect of working for National Solutions. Your core development team is amongst the most impressive I have met in my job search. Your company ethics are clean and your work force efficient.

           In short, I am eager to accept your offer and begin working for National Solutions. However, I should be telling you that I have received another offer of employment with Regional Solutions, NY. While everything at your company holds a greater opportunity for me and my career, I must tell you that they have offered a salary $5000/annum higher than your offer.

           Instead of accepting their offer immediately, I wanted to reaffirm my interests in National Solutions 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.


James E. Solomon,
Senior Student,
ISTech., IL.

Sample for Salary Negotiation before Joining

Kenneth P. Correa,
1407 Sundown Lane,
Paige, TX 78659.
(512)-253 5778.

Date: September 16, 2011.

Mr. Tim M. Mayfield,
Phoenix Ltd.,
3127 Stiles Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Dear Mr. Mayfield,

I thank you for the offer letter you sent confirming my position as a Technical Writer in your organization with a salary package of $24,000.00 per annum.

I am quite happy with the work culture you display and the friendly environment I observed among colleagues when I visited the organization for my interview. The reputation you firm carry is also immense and I very much look forward to joining your firm.

Although I am very eager to take this opportunity of working with you, I think the salary I have been offered need to be reconsidered. The company I am currently working with also gives me the same salary and I would definitely need some hike as I would be taking extra responsibilities. Apart from this I feel that the salary should be at par with the current market trends.

I hope to hear a positive response as this would help me to take a decision. I look forward to meet me and hear from you soon.

Sincerely yours,

Kenneth P. Correa.


While drafting a salary negotiation letter, candidates need to bear in mind that the letter should be drafted in a polite manner and should be quite professional. The final decision of increasing the salary lies with the company and therefore the reason for negotiation should be clear and logical. If the reason does not make good sense it might cost your jobs as well. So one needs be very careful before drafting a salary negotiation cover letter.


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