Getting a job offer is exciting. It can also be a sigh of relief for people who have been looking for a while. After countless job applications, interviews, and close calls, you finally have outlasted the other candidates to get the job.
But one of the most common mistakes people make is accepting a job offer right away. You get the offer and say yes before thoroughly reviewing the offer and negotiating.
You know the type of offer you generally would like, and if the offer falls somewhat short of your expectations, your next move is to counter-offer. Here are some tips for negotiating a job offer.
Here are some strategies you can use to try to improve your employment offer:
Even if you want to negotiate, it doesn’t mean the employer is willing to or in a position to do so. If this is the case, you need to consider whether the role is worth taking or if you should walk away.
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Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, media, and sales recruitment. His accomplishments include building over a dozen digital media sales teams for digital start-ups, publishers, and mobile app developers. He has also helped launch an international smartphone manufacturer from the ground up, building its entire hardware, software, and sales teams.