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It's not that uncommon for job seekers to go from seeing no sign of employer interest to suddenly confronting an enticing offer – or even juggling multiple job offers. Here are some tips to help you understand what you're dealing with when you receive a job offer, and how you should handle your response.

Understanding the Salary Determination Process

Oftentimes, the salary that goes with a position is nonnegotiable. The salary may have been determined even before the opening was announced. This is why it is critical for you to do everything you can to positively impact the perception of your worth before the company extends an initial offer to you.
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Plan Ahead

Don't allow yourself to be caught in a scenario in which you have no idea whether or not the salary being offered to you is reasonable. Do your research and know your market value in advance.
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Use the Interview to Help with Your Positioning

Before you go to your job interview, you should learn as much as you can about the position you are under consideration for and gain an understanding of how much value you can add to the organization in that capacity.
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Handling the 'What Salary Do You Expect?' Question

'What salary do you expect?' is one of the least favorite questions that job hunters run into. We hate it, too.
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Responding to an Offer

Any reasonable employer will give you some time in which to think over their job offer and decide whether to accept or decline it. You should never – repeat, never – have to accept or decline a job offer on the spot.
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Asking for a Higher Salary

Studies show that roughly two-thirds of employers leave room for negotiation when they offer someone a job. For some people, negotiation can be an uncomfortable or intimidating process, but armed with proper etiquette and information, you can maximize your salary potential at your new job.
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Weighing a Job Offer

You should always weigh a job offer carefully and objectively. You need to consider a number of factors, including how this position will help you to achieve your long-term career goals.
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Negotiating Your Salary

The key to successfully negotiating your salary – or anything else, for that matter – is understanding the other party's position.
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