4 things you should say when you get a 'no' during a salary negotiation
So you did your homework, determined your ideal number, and asked for it.
And all you got was a big "no."Now what?
"The best way to handle a 'no' is to prepare for it in advance - the salary negotiation can take multiple turns," Paul McDonald, senior executive director at global staffing firm Robert Half , tells Business insider. "Your thorough preparation means you're not as likely to get surprised in the meeting."
McDonald recommends responding to a "no" during a salary negotiation with several questions. Even though your original number may be off the table for now, these follow-ups can help you get closer to your ideal compensation: