When evaluating and if necessary, negotiating your job offer, there are factors, other than just salary, that you should consider. You may be asking yourself "What am I worth?" Should I negotiate my salary? It is strongly recommended that you wait until after you have been offered the position before you negotiate your salary and job offer. When a company makes an offer, oftentimes they have considered salary based on market data, your education, experience, and other information you may have shared during the interview. Although salary is important, it should not be the only consideration in this decision-making process. It is essential, however, that you research salary information long before going into the interview so that you have some idea as to where the salary figures fall in the typical salary range for respective positions.
Here are some factors for you to consider. Keep in mind that the salary is not the only aspect you must consider.
Students are encouraged to research salary information. A few online resources have been listed for your convenience.
While you have been through the interview process do you really understand what will be expected of you on the job? If you're not sure now is the time to visit with your prospective employer and clarify any questions you may have. Being assertive about this early on will pay dividends down the road. What might sound like a great opportunity could turn out to be less so if you don't know exactly what the position entails.