Chapter 8. The offer: Knowing what to accept

This chapter covers

  • Handling the initial offer
  • Negotiating your offer effectively
  • Choosing between two “good” options

Congratulations! You’ve got a data science job offer. This is a big accomplishment, and you should definitely take a little time to savor it. You’ve done a lot of work over the past months or even years to get to this point.

This chapter will help you respond to and decide on the offers you receive. Even though you’re probably really excited, you should not immediately say “Yes! When can I start?” when you get an offer. All data science jobs are not created equal. You’ve been selective ...

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