Learn how to respond when an employer makes an initial offer. How much time can you ask for to review the details of an offer? Understand how recruiters interpret the amount of time you ask for. Practice asking for time to review tactfully. Learn to handle the need for more time while waiting for a second offer from a different company. Be transparent and tactful to not lose one of the offers.
- Congratulations on receiving an offer for a new role.…I know it can be very tempting to say yes right away,…especially if you've been searching for a while.…But, do you really understand all of the terms…of the offer?…It's important to give yourself enough time…to review the offer carefully.…Keep in mind that once you accept an offer…and start a new job,…most of the terms will never change,…and it can take up to a year or so…to revisit your base salary.…So, looking at the offer in more detail…is something you want to allow time for,…even if at first glance it looks promising.…
Before you get into the terms of the offer,…always start by showing excitement.…This sets a positive tone for the rest of the conversation.…You can say something like,…thank you for an offer to work for your company,…I'm excited about the opportunity.…Let's go through step-by-step…how the rest of the process might unfold.…It's not uncommon for your first offer to be given verbally.…Sometimes, a recruiter will run the salary portion…of the offer by you first…
- Analyze a position and salary range.
- Define what you want from a new position.
- Evaluate a job offer.
- Identify tactics and myths for negotiating salary.
- Prepare for negotiating in special situations.
- Assess the best way to give notice at your old job.