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How to Negotiate a Job Offer

How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Setting Yourself up for a Successful Career Opportunity:

  • Find out all the particulars about the company you are applying for.
  • Thank the employer for the offer, even if it’s not workable for you.
  • Negotiate a time frame for deciding upon whether to take it or leave it.
  • Do your homework thoroughly online.
  • Think about whether the potential job matches your needs and goals.
  • Research the competition.
  • Find out what kind of leverage you have, if any.

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Negotiating Your Best Offer Possible:

  • Get in contact with your liaison or hiring manager one more time.
  • Before going into the negotiation, know your minimum and target salary.
  • Ask for more money without actually spelling out a number.
  • Brush off the employer’s attempts to pin you down to a number
  • Wait for the employer to offer a number.
  • Present a better offer if you feel like you’re worth more.
  • Incorporate benefits or perks into the conversation.
  • Get everything in writing.

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Consideration of Other Details:

  • Listen to your instinct during the entire negotiation process.
  • When asking for a salary, ask for a correct number.
  • Don’t play the pity card.
  • Be affable, understanding, and never burn bridges.
  • Be confident.

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“Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiation”~ JFK

“During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.” – Brian Koslow