Understand & Negotiate a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer can be exciting, and you should take the time to evaluate it and make sure it’s right for you. An offer involves salary and a range of benefits, and the Career & Co-op team can provide guidance as to how you can negotiate these once you’ve received an offer. Tips included on this page are designed to help you understand what should be included in an offer, how to approach a negotiation, and decide whether you’d like to accept. 

12 tips for how to negotiate how much you’re paid in your first job

Many (most?) candidates do not negotiate how much they’ll be paid for the work they do. That’s a shame, because employers are often able and willing to pay more, sometimes in terms of wages and other times by providing more …

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How to negotiate your starting salary without losing a job offer

Navigating the early stages of a new job offer can feel like walking a tightrope, balancing between excitement and the drive to secure the best possible terms for yourself. But negotiating your starting salary is more than just a financial …

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Salary Negotiation 101

Short on time? You only need 3 minutes to watch this video (See below) to help you learn about how to negotiate salary.

Bonus: If you are looking for more details and tips on salary negotiation, you can join the …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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When to Ask for a Raise, and When You Shouldn’t

When it comes to salary, it can be extra difficult to raise those important questions and ask for what we’re worth. But negotiating a higher starting salary or a raise isn’t rocking the boat; it’s advocating for yourself by making sure you’re being compensated for the unique skills and experience that you bring to your organization.

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10 of the most popular questions (with answers) asked by job seekers early in their careers

We all have questions. Asking questions is one of the best ways for us to learn. And some questions just never seem to go away as much as they shift from being asked by one person to another. For example, …

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Resources

Candid Career

Candid Career provides career planning and career information videos to help students learn about job options, industries and job search …

Avoiding Salary Negotiation Mistakes

PDF: Achieve the Job Offer You Deserve by Avoiding These 10 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

Salary.com

Research salary ranges for thousands of jobs so you know what’s equitable pay in your area of interest.

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