Evaluate Offers and Negotiations
Evaluating Your Offer
- Your title
- Your supervisor’s title
- Base pay
- Frequency of pay (weekly, bimonthly, monthly)
- Find out when your salary/performance evaluation occurs
- Employers should tell you about the different types of bonuses, whether set percentage, signing, based on company performance
- Health club membership
- Personal concierges
- Training programs
- When does it begin
- Does it accrue based on length of time worked
- Personal Time
- Sick Days
Research: Know Your Worth
- Review the Career Development Center’s historical salary data on graduates within your major.
- Review NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) salary statistics to find out what the starting salary is nationwide for your major.
- Review salary wizard websites to find out what salary expectations on based on area specific positions.
- Learn what the starting salary is for the position you are applying for, or the range, along with all other benefits.
- Make a list of what qualifications you have that match the job description. The more qualities you have, the higher you will place in a salary range.
Do Not Accept or Decline On the Spot
- Ask how long you can think about the job offer; one to two weeks is standard.
- Thank the employer for extending the offer, convey your enthusiasm, and request some time to think about it.
- Visit the Career Development Center to review the job offers and think through your interests and options.
- Telephone the company representative and ask if the offer is negotiable.
Other areas that you can negotiate on are
- Vacation days
- Company match in 401K
- Personal time
- The date of your first evaluation of performance and salary
Last modified: July 31, 2008 14:53:17