Your salary is what you are worth in the job marketplace. It is your personal valuation and your market price. So negotiate well before you take on your next job
How you anchor your value in the eyes of the recruiter is important as you set a marker for your current CV and future job-hunting. You can start to enhance your value even before you graduate by strategising how to create those important data points on your young CV. And when you are in front of your prospective employer, how to negotiate your income package so as to achieve as high a benchmark as possible.