Here are some tactics to help you maximise your chances of getting the salary you’re after. “If you do your research, you'll be better equipped to negotiate.”Before you talk money, Brushfield recommends putting yourself in an employer's shoes. “If you’re negotiating a higher starting salary you could jeopardise your position altogether, with the job going to someone else,” says Brushfield. “Give concrete examples of why you deserve a higher salary, such as how your actions have benefitted the company and what the results of your efforts are,” says Brushfield. “If you can prove your impact on the business's bottom line, the chances of securing a higher salary will improve.”Discussing money and salary expectations can be nerve-racking, especially if you’re not feeling prepared.