Negotiating Salary

You’ve been offered a job, congratulations!  Now what?  The process of negotiating salary can be very stressful and confusing.

Going in prepared with the right ammunition will help you negotiate smartly and with confidence.  Read the State Departments techniques on Negotiating a Salary Package.

Remember to know the market value of that position and how much you are worth.  Use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, republished every year.

Not sure when to bring up salary?  Listen to some suggestions from Maren Hogan, an HR Marketing & Recruiting Consultant: 

The Career Center website also has a list of resources to help you along in the negotiating process, from finding out your market value to understanding how to bring benefits and other perks into the equation.  And don’t hesitate to consult with the Career Center if you’ve received a job offer and have questions about negotiating salary or whether you want to accept or decline an offer.


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