Salary and Benefits: To Negotiate, or Not to Negotiate?

penniesToday is the big day: you’re a recent grad and fresh on the job market.

After a series of applications, phone calls, and interviews, you’ve finally succeeded in landing your first job offer. But now comes the question that’s on the minds of many new hires: do I negotiate my salary or any of the other terms before I accept?

For most people—about 60% of Millenials, according to a survey by NerdWallet and Looksharp—the most common answer was no; I didn’t negotiate my salary. This brings up the common debate, especially for first-timers: to negotiate or not to negotiate?

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