Jan 02, 2017 11:08 AM EST

Money Matters: How To Negotiate Your Job Offer Like A Boss

Negative stigma surrounds money. It could be because of the saying, "Money is the root of all evils," or/and the refusal of society to publicly talk about it. In some countries, asking a person about their financial status is a big no-no. However, when talking job offers, discussing money with the human resource person or recruiter is a main priority.

People get jobs be it part-time or full-time because they need money, but many first-time job seekers are scared to negotiate salaries with the recruiter. Some people are usually afraid of appearing extremely greedy to their potential employers.

Those who do not want to negotiate are also usually afraid of confrontation. The common mindset is that asking for more means the company is offering less than what they should offer, which could imply that they are not being honest with their recruits.

Well, truth be told, companies will usually try to offer the lowest salary in order to cut expenses, so you need to negotiate. To be able to discuss salaries well with your future employer, you have to do your research. Find out how much other companies are paying employees holding the same position.

Do not be afraid to ask for more. Human resource people will usually offer a low salary market wise but higher compared with your previous one. If you do your research right, you can cite data that will help you negotiate for a higher salary.

Be polite. Accusing employees of low-balling you would do your cause no good. Do not instigate word fights just because of money.

Forbes reported in an advice column that if you think the offer is good enough and the opportunity is better than what other companies' offer, it is OK to accept a low salary. You can always negotiate for a raise once you are inside the company that you wanted to work for.

Once you clinched the job and the salary you wanted, Jobs & Hire carried a report about tips and tricks that will help you save money in 2017.


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