Is it really ok to not take first offer?

I’m concerned that many folks fear "rocking the boat" by negotiating once a job offer is made…I know some folks fear if they don’t immediately accept, the employer might change his/her mind!
Or, some feel that once they’re hired, the boss will find out they really don’t know anything at all about anything!  The "Impostor Syndrome"-better take whatever they offer before they find out they made a mistake!

Chances are very good that you DO have skill sets, know something and are the "solution to that employers’ problem." Yes, you are the SOLUTION to the employers’ problem.  They need someone to fill this position…and you can!  It’s a fit!

Once the employer discovers that through the interview-then a salary discussion is soon to begin…but not, yet!  Talking about salary, benefits, compensation is theoretical until an offer is made.  Find out when they expect to be notified-hearing from you…How bout sleeping on it?  "I’m very flattered, I’d like to talk it over with my husband/wife/dog-(just kidding-wanted to see if you were awake!)   I can give you a decision by…

You have the offer-ball’s in your court-You can decide to accept the offer-decline-it’s really not a fit…or negotiate-based on your knowledge of salary in the marketplace, your industry…"I am flattered but I know the range for a position such as this one is 40-65K or whatever your research shows…
I have similar experiences or maybe you don’t but have demonstrated you’re a quick learner…
I feel this warrants a boost to more middle of the range…Let them say dollar amount.

If ok-maybe it’s ok with the idea, but, perhaps you want a commitment that they’ll review in 6 months and you’re confident that your salary will be increased due to your performance.

Everything is negotiable-pay, maybe vacation, leave, even hours in some cases.

If interviewing as a new employee to the workforce-entry-level, negotiation is still possible.  It’s ultimately always the candidate’s decision once an offer is made.

Would you share with me your negotiation stories-how it did or didn’t work.  You don’t have to agree-I enjoy controversy-it’s ok.

In Abundance!

Marcia

 

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Merrill,CCMC,JCTC

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