How do you negotiate salary after receiving a job offer?
How to Negotiate Salary After You Get a Job Offer
- DO familiarize yourself with industry salary trends.
- DON’T fail to build your case.
- DON’T stretch the truth.
- DO factor in non-salary benefits.
- DON’T wing it.
- DO know when to wrap it up.
- DON’T forget to get everything in writing.
- DON’T make it only about you.
How much should you counter offer?
A good range for a counter is between 10% and 20% above their initial offer. On the low end, 10% is enough to make a counter worthwhile, but not enough to cause anyone any heartburn.
How do you turn down a counter offer?
If you decline the counter-offer I would start by telling your current company that it is very flattering that they want to keep you but that at this time in your career you feel that the other position offers more career growth or something other than just more money.
Should you ever take a counter offer?
Accepting a counter offer can seem appealing if it means a higher salary at your current firm, but be aware that 70-80% of people who accept either leave or are let go within a year. They’ll make a counter offer only because it’s cheaper and more convenient to keep you in the short term while they source a replacement.