Chapter 8Negotiate an Offer Without Any Hitches

Is It All About the Money?

There are many reasons a person accepts a new job position. One of the top considerations is the compensation that is being offered, but it is by no means the only thing. Other considerations could be medical benefits, vacation policy, tuition reimbursement, travel considerations, training and learning opportunities, the reputation of the company, and advancement opportunities, amongst others. Basically, there are two types of considerations that a candidate takes into account when making a decision to accept or decline an offer: (1) those that have a hard dollar value like base salary, and (2) those that have an emotional value such as advancement potential.

It is important ...

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