How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer
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. However, turn it down politely as they could be potential customers, potential advisors, or even your future employers.
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While making your final decision, keep in mind that:
Companies like you to submit early in the negotiation and be done with it, so it's best not to fall in their traps and pressure tactics.
Respectfully moving forward, showing transparency and maturity signals to the company that you are not just playing games, and are moving towards a final decision. Being honest, open and communicative is the key.
Negotiating is all about relationship, with communication being the bedrock.
... is a key life skill, an inherently interpersonal activity that requires a good understanding of human psyche, and it is vital to your success.
Instead of making one single offer, try offering 3 possible scenarios:
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If you feel there is fog ahead of you due to opacity in the interview process and the multiple rounds, you can simply ask the next steps of the process and the timeline for a decision.
If you think the employer has an elongated set of rounds ahead, request to consolidate them if possible.
Instead of bluffing your way through a question that you are completely stumped with, it is better to be upfront and handle it with honesty and grace. Tell them straight away that you do not know the answer to this question and what similar things you have done which have been effective.
Your life experiences are unique and not identical to what the interviewer is trying to ‘slot’ you into.