Myth #1: Companies Will Be Offended If You Negotiate
Interestingly, most companies will be impressed if you negotiate, provided that you do so in a business-like manner. It is customary for hiring managers to purposely leave some "wiggle room" when making an initial offer, allowing for a back-and-forth discussion before settling on a final number. They’re actually expecting some pushback.
So when it comes to negotiation, separate fact from fiction. If you overcome your fears, you can become the hero and get paid what you deserve.
Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...