Monday, February 04, 2008

Negotiation Tip #6

Generally it is reasonable to request up to one week to make your decision regarding a position. As a matter of fact you should never accept a position on the spot. You want the employer to view you as a prudent decision maker and you want them to understand that you don’t rush into big decisions. Express your excitement regarding the offer, but allow yourself some time to think about the level of responsibility within the position and the associated compensation. Another reason for not accepting the offer on the spot is to make sure you have time to review the offer and determine what points you may want to negotiate.

I will post my last tip in this series tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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  • There's something wrong with your RSS feed lately. The fonts are so small I need a magnifying glass to read the posts, so I don't read them.

    I'm guessing someone's been copy-pasting from MIcrosoft Word documents. :(

    It's generally not a good idea to use Microsoft stuff to get your writing on the web. It usually ends up broken for web standard compliant applications.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40 PM  

  • Guilty as charged and thanks so much for letting me know. As of 2/5 the posts should be back to normal. Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope you start reading the blog again(sans magnifying glass)soon!

    By Blogger Barbara Safani, at 12:39 AM  

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