Monday, December 5, 2011

Hey--you're worth it


If you get a job offer—remember salary is only one element.

Jessica Von Schell discussed this in the Arizona Republic, Dec 4, 2011.

If the money is too low—think about perks.

Some perks are: signing bonus, performance bonus, title, vacation or sabbatical time, hours, telecommuting, expense account, car.computer, health benefits, retirement plan, administrative support, education, child or pet at work.

Compile a list of WANTS and a separate list of NEEDS. Go after what is most important.

Be sure to get the offer in writing.

If you are going to negotiate on benefits—bring all your desires at once. You won’t get everything.

Be flexible. And be polite.

Now…have a plan…

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