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The Top Five Mistakes in Negotiating Salary or Bonuses

business meetingIn this competitive job market, many candidates think they are so lucky to get a job that they don’t even attempt negotiating salary of ask for other bonuses. What if I offend my employer? What if they think I am too greedy? Will I make a bad first impression if I ask for more than what I am offered?

The (surprising) reality is that your employer will see you as more valuable if you negotiate your offer, because part of the negotiation process is to emphasize what you are worth and the value that you bring to the company with your experience and skills. What is wrong with not negotiating salary?

Let’s say you accept an offer for $75,000, but you know others in the same geographical area are paid $80 -85000 for the same position. You might think, what is another $5K-$10K worth, especially after the taxes are taken out? Will negotiating salary offend my new employer?

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