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    Unhappy Negotiating starting salary?

    Was talking to a potential employer for a few months. Had a site visit and interview. There was a "typical" salary figure that was discussed.

    Today, they put forward an official offer and the salary is a bit lower than what I was expecting - about 2% lower.

    How to interpret this? Are they lowballing me or might this be related to the 'rona?
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    You can counter-offer. A lot of places will lowball you first. Go back to them with a number slightly higher than what was discussed. Have a number in mind that is the absolute minimum you would be willing to accept and be prepared to turn down the job if that number isn't met.

    It also depends on how much you are bringing to the table. Are you confident that you will get the job or are there a bunch of people with your same skill set?
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    Originally Posted by Drew23 View Post
    You can counter-offer. A lot of places will lowball you first. Go back to them with a number slightly higher than what was discussed. Have a number in mind that is the absolute minimum you would be willing to accept and be prepared to turn down the job if that number isn't met.

    It also depends on how much you are bringing to the table. Are you confident that you will get the job or are there a bunch of people with your same skill set?
    That's the thing - I want this job. I guess it's more of a pride / principle thing . We talked about x, they offered y. If they don't budge on the salary, I would still probably take the job.

    Thankfully I am in high demand, so I have multiple other options and I suspect those institutions don't have many if any other candidates.
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    I can’t imagine McDonald’s does much negotiating for starting salaries
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    Originally Posted by Vhagar View Post
    I can’t imagine McDonald’s does much negotiating for starting salaries
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    Originally Posted by Vhagar View Post
    I can’t imagine McDonald’s does much negotiating for starting salaries
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    Counter with +2% of what you were expecting so there is a 4% difference from their offer. Most companies allow a +7-8% negotiation. So in this case you'll be asking for 4%
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    If you only want a bit more than they offered then I would just tell them you're still in the interview process with a few other companies and you'll need X to be able to accept their offer today, if not you'll need more time.
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    Never take the first offer. Counter with 10-15% more than your bottom line (within reason) hope they meet you in the middle at your ideal salary.
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    Whatever your min is, tell them that is what you are making now, and you're not going to leave for the same pay. Just did this about 8 months ago and worked.
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    hard for an entry level to negotiate
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    Originally Posted by dcbone30 View Post
    Never take the first offer. Counter with 10-15% more than your bottom line (within reason) hope they meet you in the middle at your ideal salary.
    I was thinking to ask for 2% higher and hopefully we can meet in the middle.
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