Tips on how to negotiate a better job offer - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Tips on how to negotiate a better job offer

Posted:

As the economy gradually improves, job hunters may still hesitate to ask for more compensation, employers may be more willing to negotiate an offer than you think, and it doesn't always have to be for more money.

Job hunters shouldn't be shy about negotiating a better offer. According to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.com, many employers expect it.

Michael Erwin of CareerBuilder said, "The number one thing to remember about a job offer is that employers have already built into that, that you are going to come back and negotiate, so there is some room to come back and ask what they have to offer."

A better offer doesn't necessarily mean a higher salary. In the Careerbuilder survey, many employers said if they couldn't meet a potential employee's salary demands, they might be willing to offer alternative benefits like:

  • A more flexible work schedule
  • More vacation time
  • Telecommuting options
  • Compensation for a mobile device

Negotiation could also be the first chance to show off business-savvy to a new employer.

"They'll think you're a good businessperson and that you'd be good for their team, because someone who has good business negotiation skills is going to be a good addition to any team that's trying to build a business back after this bad recession," said Erwin.

If the employer won't budge, revisit what the job might mean for the future. Even if a job lags in salary, it may pay off with learning and promotion opportunities in the long run.

  • John Paul II High School Students Arrive in Rome

    John Paul II High School Students Arrive in Rome

    Students from John Paul II High School, along with about 70 other Coastal Bend residents, arrived in Rome Thursday to take part in the canonization of their school's namesake.On Sunday, Pope John Paul II and Pope John the 23rd will become saints at a massive canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square, and the students will be there to witness that piece of history being made.A total of nine students and 10 faculty members from John Paul II High School went on the pilgrimage. For some, it was...More >>
    Students from John Paul II High School, along with about 70 other Coastal Bend residents, arrived in Rome Thursday to take part in the canonization of their school's namesake.On Sunday, Pope John Paul II and Pope John the 23rd will become saints at a massive canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square, and the students will be there to witness that piece of history being made.A total of nine students and 10 faculty members from John Paul II High School went on the pilgrimage. For some, it was...More >>
  • Council Considers $1.4 Million Grant for Del Mar College

    Council Considers $1.4 Million Grant for Del Mar College

    City Council is set on deciding whether or not to approve giving Del Mar College a $1.4 million grant to expand its process and instrumentation technology.The money will be used to build a fully operational and functioning processing unit like you would find at one of the refineries. No oil products will be made, and instead, water will be used. The idea is to be able to get more students through the program.Del Mar College has about 50 students a year graduate, but with this processing unit ...More >>
    City Council is set on deciding whether or not to approve giving Del Mar College a $1.4 million grant to expand its process and instrumentation technology.The money will be used to build a fully operational and functioning processing unit like you would find at one of the refineries. No oil products will be made, and instead, water will be used. The idea is to be able to get more students through the program.Del Mar College has about 50 students a year graduate, but with this processing unit ...More >>
  • City Breaks Ground for Major Improvements to McArdle Road

    City Breaks Ground for Major Improvements to McArdle Road

    The City broke ground at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a construction project aimed at improving the stretch of McArdle Road between Whitaker Drive and Ennis Joslin by August of 2016.The project, funded by the 2012 Bond, will include a three-lane roadway, bike lanes, five-foot sidewalks and upgraded utilities.Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and members of City Council were joined by Mary Encinia, whose daughter Kimberly was killed by a hit and run driver while walking downing McArdle between Rod...More >>
    The City broke ground at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a construction project aimed at improving the stretch of McArdle Road between Whitaker Drive and Ennis Joslin by August of 2016.The project, funded by the 2012 Bond, will include a three-lane roadway, bike lanes, five-foot sidewalks and upgraded utilities.Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and members of City Council were joined by Mary Encinia, whose daughter Kimberly was killed by a hit and run driver while walking downing McArdle between Rod...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.