Imagine for a moment that you’ve just received the call you’ve been waiting so anxiously for since graduation. That’s right, you’ve landed your dream job! All things considered, this job is a bona fide, certified match with your skills and will surely take you in the direction you seek for your career. Congrats are in order! Only one problem – the salary falls short of what you had expected. Do you:
- Recall that the manager mentioned in your interview that there were hundreds of well-qualified applicants; be grateful they offered you the job and keep it moving?
- Call the manager back and (in your Jerry McGuire voice) declare that he “Show you the money”?
- Respectfully and tactfully, remind the manager of your unique personal qualities and your stand out qualifications and ask if the salary is negotiable?
I think you know the answer so check out our Resources section to the right to learn more about negotiating a salary….