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. 

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 …

By Firsthand
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 to Handle a Salary Request

When an employer requests a salary history, many job seekers find themselves at a loss. You don’t want to price yourself out of a job, but you don’t want the employer to offer less than the going rate for the …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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NONCOMPETE, NONSOLICITATION, NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

This article is courtesy of the National Association of College and Employers. Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional association that connects nearly 17,000 college career services professionals, university relations and recruiting professionals, …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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Perks and Benefits 101: Explanations and Questions to Ask Before You Take the Job

Once you’ve found a job and company that you’re really excited about, salary might top your list of priorities. But while salary is important, it’s only part of the overall offer. To get the full scope of what you’ll really …

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What Are Software Engineering Recruiters Looking For on Applications?

As you will begin to notice in your job-hunting adventures, no two application processes are the same. When you’re preparing to apply to more than one company it is important to adjust your strategy accordingly.

Application processes tend to vary …

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Avoiding Salary Negotiation Mistakes

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

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