How To Get Hired As A Compositor โ€“ Part 7: Negotiate Great Terms

๐Ÿ”’ In this 8-part guide, I will take you through best practices for every step of the journey to getting hired as a compositor. โžœ Part 7 is about how to successfully negotiate a great salary and benefits, while making sure the other party is also happy with the outcomeโ€ฆ

How To Get Hired As A Compositor โ€“ Part 7: Negotiate Great Terms

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In this 8-part guide, I will take you through best practices for every step of the journey to getting hired as a compositor. โžœ Part 7 is about how to successfully negotiate a great salary and benefits, while making sure the other party is also happy with the outcome.

You can find the previous parts of the guide here:

Part 1: Set Powerful Goals

Part 2: Build A Strong Network

Part 3: Create A Spectacular Showreel

Part 4: Write An Impressive CV

Part 5: Write An Outstanding Job Application

Part 6: Nail Your Interview

Why You Should Level Up Your Negotiating Skills

Contrary to what you may think, learning the art of negotiation is a valuable skill that can be useful in all areas of life โ€“ not just in hostage situations or corporate mergers.

When it comes to salary negotiations, knowing how to negotiate well can potentially earn you thousands of pounds more than what you would have gotten otherwise.

It does take a bit of time and practice to get it right but the long-term rewards will far outsize the effort you put into it. I can personally attest that itโ€™s well worth it.

Research The Market

The single most important thing to do is to find out what your market value is.

By knowing what you are actually worth as a compositor at your level, youโ€™ll build the confidence to both ask for a fair salary, and to reject low-ball offers.

Itโ€™s crucial to do your homework and to come well prepared into the negotiation. Look up every source you can find on the market rates in your area, and make an informed decision of how much you can reasonably ask for.

Below are reputable resources for determining your market rate: