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10 Salary Negotiation Myths

Don't Let These Common Mistakes Cost You When Negotiating a Job Offer

Myth #1: Companies Will Be Offended If You Negotiate

Interestingly, most companies will be impressed if you negotiate, provided that you do so in a business-like manner. It is customary for hiring managers to purposely leave some "wiggle room" when making an initial offer, allowing for a back-and-forth discussion before settling on a final number. They’re actually expecting some pushback.

So when it comes to negotiation, separate fact from fiction. If you overcome your fears, you can become the hero and get paid what you deserve.