Congratulations! You Got the Offer – Now it’s Time to Negotiate

Once you have the offer you can and should think carefully about negotiating the terms of your employment. Salary is the most important consideration but other elements of the package may also be negotiable. As you enter this final stage of the job search, take a methodical approach with a solid understanding of your requirements. Areas that may be negotiable include:

  • Base salary, bonus structure and signing bonus
  • Scope of the position
  • Paid time off
  • Start date
  • Health benefits
  • Relocation expenses
  • Severance provisions
  • Work location
  • Equity and stock options
  • 401K matching contributions
  • Life and disability insurance

While negotiating always be pleasant and flexible, and continue to express your enthusiasm and commitment to the job.