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. 

Negotiating Beyond Salary | 14 Employee Benefits to Consider

It can seem that salary is to job value what location is to real estate—everything. While salary is, of course, an important factor when you’re considering a job offer, there are other perks to explore, as well.

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4 Tips for Salary Negotiations During the Interview Process

Ah, money. We all think about it plenty, but it can be so uncomfortable to bring up in conversation—especially when the topic is that you deserve more of it! When it comes to negotiating your salary for a new job, …

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The Gender Pay Gap: A Closer Look at the Facts

Learn not only what is the gender pay gap, but tactics to address this issue, minimize the gap, and set yourself up for success with negotiation tactics when starting a new position.

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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How to Deal with a Job Offer While You’re Still Interviewing

If you’ve been particularly industrious when it comes to your job search you might be feeling overwhelmed with emails, phone calls, and interviews, but what happens when you receive a job offer while you’ve got a bunch of other post-interview …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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How Black Woman Are Impacted by the Pay Gap

The following article from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) discusses the impact of the pay gap and how the gap disproportionally impacts Black women in the United States.

This piece includes key statistics regarding the pay gap as …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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Avoiding Salary Negotiation Mistakes

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