Job Offer Negotiation

In the excitement of the actual job offer, the tendency for many grads is to make the costly error of accepting the first offer that comes their way. However, the time frame from when the initial offer is made to when you accept is a golden opportunity for negotiation. Take time to review all of the information here at our site to maximize your offer, for now and in the future.

  • Are You Really Ready to Negotiate?
    Remember that you are not in a position to negotiate money (and/or any of the other attachments) until after the "sale" is made. Find out how to know when you are truly ready to negotiate.
  • Evaluating Your Benefits Package
    While benefits may seem real ho-hum, careful attention to your benefits package can truly benefit the evaluation of your offer.  Understand all the different types of benefits and what they mean for you.
  • Job Offer Checklist
    Use this printable checklist to evaluate all of the most important elements of your job offer.
  • Making the Decision
    Still not sure? Use the balance sheet decision technique to help in making your decision.
  • Offer Negotiating Techniques
    Use these techniques to potentially increase an unacceptable offer or possibly make a good offer better.
  • Salary Calculator
    Use our online salary calculator to find entry level (and experienced) salaries for thousands of positions, all listed by location.
  • When the Offer Does Not Come
    All is not lost...keep your cool, keep moving forward and take these positive steps to reach your goal!
  • Graduation and Still No Job
    It's no journey of a lifetime to be walking down the aisle at graduation time with your diploma in one hand and no job offer in the other. Here are several unique techniques to quickly bring you job search success!