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Shift your mindset about the job offer

Shift your mindset about the job offer

Think about the offer in terms of your development, quality of life, and the variety of the work you want to do. Think about the trade-offs you are going to make.

When an employer extends a job offer to you, he has psychologically committed to you. You have more leverage to shape your job description and improve your salary and benefits package immediately after you are made an offer than in your first two years of employment.

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Metrics for assessing a job offer

Think about what is important in your professional and private life, then assess the offer against these metrics.

  • Salary. Even when the money is enough, you need to figure out if it's worthy of your knowledge and skills and in line with the local market.

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Negotiating a job offer: Devise your plan

Once you know what elements of the offer you would like to change, you need to decide which parts you are going to press and how you will do it.

If you are dealing with an intermediary, such as an HR administrator or a recruiter, remember not only to make requests but also to ask questions...

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Say no (politely) if the job feels not right

There will be some give and take in negotiations for a new job, but if everything you ask for is a "no," it demonstrates inflexibility on the part of your prospective employer and could be a red flag.

If your internal monitoring system tells you that you should not take the job, listen. Ho...

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Be tough but cheerful during negotiation

During the stage of the classic negotiation, maximize the cost of the things you are prepared to accept while minimizing the things you're asking for.

For example, "I'm happy with the role and responsibilities, but I would like to work from home one day per week." Come across as a c...

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Commitment and enthusiasm

The purpose of the interview is to get the offer. The next stage is about considering the offer, then negotiating with your new employer.

Employers need to feel that you are committed. Continue to be enthusiastic in your dealings with your prospective mana...

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Metrics for assessing a job offer

Think about what is important in your professional and private life, then assess the offer against these metrics.

  • Salary. Even when the money is enough, you need to figure out if it's worthy of your knowledge and skills and in line with the local market.

Signs you should turn down a job offer

Signs you should turn down a job offer

  • A long decision-making process signals leadership or other internal issues
  • Find out why the position is open and for how long.
  • It’s important that your interviewers are on the same page about the role and the company culture.
  • If your job can be done remotely and t...

Commitment and enthusiasm

The purpose of the interview is to get the offer. The next stage is about considering the offer, then negotiating with your new employer.

Employers need to feel that you are committed. Continue to be enthusiastic in your dealings with your prospective mana...

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