If you are reading this article, you are likely on the salary negotiation step of your job search— congratulations! Even though salary negotiations usually occur after you’ve already received a job offer, they can still be challenging to navigate. Not only will you be honest and candid with your potential employer, but you will also learn a lot about the job itself.

The negotiation itself is a good opportunity for you to express your expectations to ensure that the job isn’t a bad fit for you, and that it can check as many boxes as you want for yourself. Here are five tips to ensure that you can maximise your opportunities for a successful negotiation:

Research Industry Standards for Your Desired Role

The best way to inform your expectations going into a negotiation is to do your homework on your desired position and industry. This means you should study not only your own company