Large companies hiring many people at the same time probably are not as flexible in their negotiations as a smaller company. But may be able to negotiate on start dates, vacation time and signing bonuses.
6. Be prepared for tough questions
The goal is to answer honestly without looking like an unattractive candidate, and without giving up too much bargaining power.
7. Focus on the questioner’s intent, not on the question
8. Consider the whole deal
Dont get fixated on money. Consider the value of the entire deal – responsibilities, location, travel, flexibility in work hours, opportunities for growth and promotion, perks, support for continued education, and so forth.
9. Negotiate multiple issues simultaneously, not serially
If someone make you an offer and you are concerned about parts of it, you are usually better off proposing all you changes at once.
If you have more than one request, dont simply mention all the things you want. Signal the relative importance of each to you. Otherwise, she may pick things you value least, and feel she has met you halfway. Then you will have an offer that is not so much better and a negotiating partner who thinks her job is done.
10. Don’t negotiate just to negotiate
11. Think through the timing of offers
If you want to consider multiple jobs, it is useful to have all your offers arrive close together. Overcome this by if you want to delay an offer, ask for a later second round of interview.
12. Avoid, ignore, or downplay ultimatums of any kind
Instead, say “I can see how this might be difficult, given where we are today. Perhaps we can talk about X,Y and Z.”
13. Remember, they are not out to get you
If the wait for an offer takes longer than expected, ask for clarifications on timing and whether there is anything you can do to help move things along.
14. Stay at the table
What is not negotiable today may be negotiable tomorrow. When someone says “no”, what he is saying is “No – given how i see the world today”. Be willing to continue the conversation and to encourage others to revisit the issues that were left unaddressed or unresolved.
Andronika is borderline mental. To prevent causing distress to those around her, she has decided to set up this personal blog as an outlet and connect to like-minded people. When she is not working on her blog, you can find her with catching up on her never-ending summer reading list, working on her barre moves or taking a siesta.
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