Now it’s time to negotiate salary and benefits. Research, research, research to ensure you’re requesting an amount that’s on par with similar positions at other firms.
You’ve been on several job interviews, but the phone’s been silent. Suddenly, the employer at the top of your list calls and offers you a position. The only problem is the pay isn’t nearly what you expected.
Discussing compensation and benefits with a potential employer when the economy is humming can be nerve-wracking; in a recession, it can be downright scary.
If you’ve been laid off from your job, you may be tempted to vent your frustrations before walking out the door. But keep in mind that your actions can have a deep impact on your future career prospects.