15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Negotiating a job offer can be a stressful and unfamiliar task, but is an invaluable step in getting the salary and career you deserve.

Not many people are confident enough to go through the negotiation process, especially with the lack of job offers in certain fields, but it is important to add this to your employment process so that you get the best deal.

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How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

Congratulations! You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other perks? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you?


The first version of TransparentCareer was built as a class project for a Ruby on Rails programming class in 2016. Mitch, a student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, wanted better data on what different companies paid MBAs, how happy they were, and ultimately how different choices would impact his career long-term. So he set out to build a better compensation and … [ Read more ]

10 Avoidable Mistakes when Negotiating a Job Offer

Recruiters and hiring managers know that extending a job offer does not automatically receive an acceptance from the chosen candidate. After all, starting a new job is a major event in anyone’s life, so the candidate will definitely want to make sure that he is making the right decision. Thus, both sides have to be prepared to negotiate details about the job offer. In this … [ Read more ]

12 Steps You Should Take Before You Accept the Job Offer

You’re in the process of interviewing at a company and it seems like you’ve got a good shot at the position. Terrific! Before you rush to say yes when you get the offer, though, make sure this is really the ideal place to be employed. Here’s a handy list of twelve things you should look into.

Earning the Salary You Want In Today’s Tough Economy

Don’t sell yourself short in the current economic environment. Although employers might receive an avalanche of applicants for every opening, if you’re the candidate whose skills match their specific needs, you have power.

Negotiating a Job Offer: Points of Entry

Negotiating the details of an offer is as much a part of the job search as resume paper and shined shoes. At the moment, however, a freaky economy has many candidates gratefully lapping up any hiring package that lands before them. But a little back and forth has its place — good economy or bad. Points of Entry shows you how to get what you … [ Read more ]

Position Comparison: How to Evaluate a Job Offer

Discussion about evaluating the pros and cons of accepting a job offer. A test is included to help you compare two positions.

To Accept or Not to Accept: Properly Evaluating a Job Offer

Article covers non-cash compensation issues to consider when evaluating a job offer. Compensation issues include vacation and sick time, professional membership or dues, and educational assistance programs.

Evaluating a Job Offer

Includes questions you should ask yourself before accepting a job offer, a list of resources to use to gather background information on your future employer such as earnings, products, and services and other issues to consider when thinking about a job offer.

Evaluating a Job Offer

An article from the Occupational Outlook Handbook discussing a variety of factors to be considered when weighing a job offer.

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

The article from Black Collegian outlines major issues to be considered before deciding whether to accept a job offer.