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Negotiating a Job Offer? Here’s How to Get What You Want.

Negotiating a Job Offer? Here’s How to Get What You Want.

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Negotiating On A Job Offer

Negotiating On A Job Offer

Many people often make mistakes during their first job offer negotiation. However, it isn't all ill-fated. Negotiating during a job offer takes proper research, practice, and confidence.

Not only is it important to know what you're putting yourself into but also it's extremely helpful to understand if your needs can be met by your workplace.

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How To Negotiate On A Job Offer

  1. Study your prospective employer. There are many different websites that let you take a glimpse into their salaries, work culture, and benefits.
  2. Ask for advice from your seniors or those who are in the same role as the one you're applying for and take culture into consideration.
  3. Identify your negotiables and non-negotiables. It's important to understand that once you accept circumstances that make you miserable, you will only bring negativity to your wellbeing, productivity, and performance.

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Potential Negotiables That Aren't About Salary

  • A different start-date
  • More vacation or paid time off
  • Flexible hours and work-days
  • Performance bonuses
  • Working space reimbursements
  • Professional development such as external training opportunities
  • Onsite child care (if you have any)
  • A better job title (for a resume boost)
  • Travel expenses reimbursement
  • Higher 401(k) contributions (for those in the U.S.)

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Accepting Negotiations

  • When accepting negotiations it is important to start from a place of agreement so that any existing or imagined adversarial feeling is removed.
  • Try to understand the reason of your hiring and ascertain what they are trying to achieve by taking you in as a part of the team.
  • By asking the right questions this will help you better in guiding the discussion and possibly come to a compromise.

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