12 Dos and Don'ts for Negotiating Salary in a Tough Economy

Don't Leave Money on the Table Just Because Times Are Tough

Show strength in tough times

Do feel free to bring up the sluggish economy, but only to illustrate what you can do to help the company through tough times.

Don't be afraid to ask about raises in the future, if the figure offered is less than what you had hoped. Ask for ways to tie your pay to your performance.