Jul 02, 2019 - 05:36 PM
For example, if the job offer is for the amount of money you asked for in the beginning of the interview process, and if you really want the job, you may want to consider accepting it without a large negotiation.
However, if you feel you can be more risky, or if you are truly not comfortable taking the current offer, you may want to negotiate. Typically, people negotiate for one of two things: more money or more vacation. If you are trying to negotiate for more than one to two things in your offer, it may not be the right job for you.
When you decide how much to ask for, do your research first. Use sites like Glassdoor.com to find out how much your new company currently pays for your job.
When you negotiate, be as professional as thoughtful as possible. This is not a war. You may start out by saying, "This is a great offer. I just have one question. Is there any wiggle room on the salary number?" The recruiter will likely say, "Possibly. What were you thinking of?" Then, you can say something like, "Well, I was really hoping for five thousand dollars more. Is that something you could help me with?"
Be prepared though that the company may say no. Or, they may counter offer with a number that is lower than you asked for. Whatever happens, be sure to get your final offer in writing before you agree to take the job.