How do you find the right job or internship? Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time opportunities, on campus or off-campus, you can count on Career Services for advice and connections throughout your search.
When evaluating a job offer you should consider many factors besides salary! Think about what is important to you and whether can you really commit to this organization.
If you are happy with the compensation offered, accept it. If you believe you are being offered compensation below fair market value then it is time to negotiate.
Other things you may want to negotiate:
Before you begin the negotiation process make sure to do some research! Research your market value, typical salary ranges for the position and learn the employer’s compensation guidelines (salary or dollars per hour) and be sure to get the final details in writing.
You: “I want to say again how extremely pleased I am to have the opportunity to work with you and this organization. I would like to discuss the compensation. Is there flexibility with the salary?"
Organization’s Representative: “Yes, there might be some flexibility. What did you have in mind?”
You: “I understand that you prefer to bring recent college graduates in at the lower end of the range for this position because they typically lack the experience that warrants a higher salary. However, I believe my two years of summer internship experience within this industry plus my leading edge technical skills warrant a higher salary.”
If an employer says the salary is not negotiable then you may want to consider other factors of the compensation package that may be negotiable.