5.3 Negotiating Job Offers, Perks and Benefits

Rose Helens-Hart

When you receive a job offer, do not accept immediately. Rather, find out about the total package. Salary, vacation time, flexible working schedules, company cars, bonuses, moving expense, and start date are just some of the regularly negotiated aspects of an offer.

To negotiate well, you first have to understand an offer. One offer may have a lower salary than another, but much better benefits, making the offer higher in total compensation. Get to know your job offer by learning about its components with this guide: Understand All 25 Components of Your Job Offer Benefits.

For more resources on negotiations, salary, and living expenses,  visit the FHSU Career Center’s Salary/Benefits Information page and the full From Interview to Offer to Job guide from College Grad.


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