Oct 18, 2019 - 05:05 PM
But if you haven’t done your research, now is the time to do it. It is common to request a few days to evaluate a job offer, and it is perfectly acceptable by the employer. You want to be sure you are getting what you are worth, while the employer wants you to join satisfied with your offer.
Use online resources and your professional networks to learn as much as you can about the typical salary and benefits for those in a similar role, and be sure to factor in cost of living of the job location. Many job offers allow room for negotiation, and so it is worthwhile to determine what is negotiable.
Consider the entire compensation package, not just the salary. A job offer may include many valuable benefits and perks that can greatly enhance the overall package, such as performance incentives, bonuses, stock options or stipends or subsidies for healthcare, childcare, adoption, or new parents. It may also include intangibles such as flextime, remote work, or unlimited PTO, which might be invaluable to you.