Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Getting What (You Think) You're Worth: Wed's Work Tip


What a relief! The grueling task of finding a job is over. You received an offer, and the company presented you with your starting salary and benefits package.
But wait. Before you hastily agree to the terms and sign on the dotted line, do some homework to find out if you're being offered a competitive salary. If not--or even if you need a few thousand dollars more to cover the rent--negotiate. It's something recent grads are reluctant to do since they're often grateful just to be hired. After all, it's not as if they have a wealth of on the job experience. It's great to be appreciative and enthusiastic, but don't forget: not only can you negotiate the salary, you should.