Negotiating a job offer should be a non-confrontational, business-focused discussion for two parties to reach the same goal â€“ a happy hire. However, our fear of rejection or potential conflict often gets in the way of rewarding, win-win conversations.
Successful negotiators view the process as collaboration, not conflict. They listen to the employer’s needs and recommend outcomes that benefit both parties. They build relationships and never give ultimatums. Strategic jobseekers understand that the negotiation is the first of many relationship-building conversations they’ll have with their future employer. Below are 7 key points to remember when negotiating your employment package.