After receiving an offer for a job, you might be itching to accept it. But how do you discuss compensation? It is something that many people only think about once they receive an offer.
Negotiating a salary after a job offer is tricky because the company has already made an upfront decision about its compensation structure and the salary offers for those roles. But now is the time to consider the proposal and try to improve it.
Even if you want to say “yes!” immediately, you should take a step back and look before jumping. In a competitive job market, you may worry that the job offer will be taken away if you try to negotiate salary and benefits. But the most important thing is to have a well-thought-out plan for dealing with the job once it’s on the table.
Here are some tips to help you get ready to negotiate your salary: