Here's what will happen: They might just say okay. They might say they'll talk to someone. They might give you some counter-reasons for no increase. That's when you elaborate and bring up your additional reasons. At any rate, it will probably end in a counter offer. If you say 110k-120k, they might offer 115k. In this example, be prepared to accept 115k at most — they're not going to offer you 120k. But if their previous offer was 100k, they might offer you 105k. But if they offer you 105k, say "Could you approve 110?" Only push back once, then accept their answer. Here's how you exit the negotiations: In our example, if they offer 115k, say "That's great. Thanks." If they offer 100k - 110k and you've tried to push back once and they've stayed firm, ask about opportunities for an expanded role after your annual review. They'll vaguely talk about possibilities for promotion. Say, "Okay, that sounds good, it's a deal." Even if you still only get 100k, you've planted a seed for next year. Work toward that promotion and if you don't get it, start interviewing elsewhere next year. Never, never not negotiate. Always, always negotiate. You'll never lose the offer and it makes the company view you more favorably. Now, about interviewing with other companies: Yeah, it would be good for you to send out some resumes. But if that feels overwhelming right now, don't worry about it. You already have a job offer so give yourself a break. However, if they ask, "Are you considering other offers?" just say you're in the interview stages at a couple of places. Don't say you're considering other offers because you're not. If you say you are, they'll ask how much, what the company name is, etc. and if they don't match the offer they'll be confused about why you accepted the job with them. Just say "I'm interviewing at other places, but this is my first choice." If this feels too fake, you can say you're "in the application process" or you're "considering some other opportunities." Always say "but this is my first choice." If they ask where, you can either just give them a couple of big company names (who's gonna know?) or say you don't feel comfortable saying. (You could even say one place had you sign an NDA and even though you know you could still say you interviewed there you're afraid you'll slip and start talking about the products.) But they won't ask where. In the future: Raises are usually around 4% in tech, but promotions and job changes are 10-20%. Every year or two, look around for a new opportunity. ◦ If you give them a range of acceptable salaries, why would they ever give you more than the lowest of that range? They probably will offer you the lowest. Then you offer back the middle. Then they say yes. In OP's case, they've already offered an amount. So there's a bunch of numbers: ▪︎ Original offer ▪︎ Middle range between original offer and proposed range bottom ▪︎ Proposed range bottom ▪︎ Proposed range middle (This is the number you actually want.) ▪︎ Proposed range top (You will almost never get this number, so don't try to negotiate hard for it unless you really don't want the job otherwise. It's just there so that you can get the "proposed range middle.") You should be trying for "proposed range middle" but might get offered "middle range between original offer and proposed range bottom." Typically, either you or the company states a salary range before you get to the offer stage. Which means typically there's only 3 numbers: bottom, middle, top. They almost always offer bottom, you almost always counter with top (stating some reasons), they offer the middle, and you accept. The only time you'd negotiate hard for the top is if you have exceptional qualifications and other options. If you have to accept the bottom, do so under the guise of "future promotions/opportunities. 5. Although it's much easier to negotiate when you have other interviews lined up, or better yet a competing offer. But even if you have neither, unless the salary/job is perfect (which as you said it's not in this case), you should negotiate. It's a candidate's market, any recruiter that tells you otherwise is lying. Be patient, don't press them, don't use strong words (say something like "that's a really interesting number, but to be honest I was hoping for more"). Let them do more of the talking. An extra 5k, 10k or even 50k might not be a drop in the hiring budget bucket especially at larger companies. I was recently able to get an additional 30k by getting two competing offers and just consistently reiterating that they were the company I wanted to work for, but it has to be a good financial choice too. 6. Always negotiate. It’s expected, appreciated even. It’s proof you were the right person.
Have a 10k range in mind. Research the market and your company on <http://glassdoor.com|glassdoor.com> and <http://salary.com|salary.com> etc. so your range is realistic. Have reasons for the increase. For simplicity, they offer you 100k and you want 110k - 120k. Create at least 3 reasons. One of them can be external factors like the market or cost of living or student loans but the other two should be about your worth. Such as, "I learned a lot as an intern here and I now have x,y,z value." Or now you have a degree. Now you know the company's systems so you can hit the ground running. Or you have x, y, z accomplishments during your internship. Or you'll be doing more complex work. Write these down and rehearse a little so you can say them naturally. Don't make any ultimatums. Just say something like, "I'm excited about the offer, and this company is my first choice, but I want to push back a little on the salary because <insert very brief summary of 1 main reason here>. I'm thinking of something in the 110k-120k range. Would <company name> consider that?
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