Salary Negotiation – You Could Be Losing Out On More Than $15,000!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Most candidates I deal with never ask for more money or other benefits.  It’s not uncommon for someone to accept a position for $10,000 or $15,000 less than what the company can pay.

Besides negotiating for salary, there are many other perks and benefits that you might be able to receive if you just ask.  Those might range from flex time, telecommuting, education reimbursement, stock options, more vacation time etc.

And as you climb the ladder in your career the benefits that you are usually able to receive and negotiate for can increase dramatically.   

And companies may have more flexibility than what anyone realizes when it comes to negotiating salary and benefits. Once I worked with a candidate who was able to get a salary of $130,000 even though the complete salary max was $105,000.

Sound impressive right?  Wrong!

Someone in the company wanted him so bad it seemed like they were willing to give him whatever he wanted!  But since he was solely focused on gaining a higher salary in the long run he lost well over $30,000 a year.

To read the case study about how he lost out on a huge sum of money – click here!

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