The Do’s and Dont’s of Negotiating Your First Salary

Are you being a pushover or a power player?

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So you aced the interview for that entry-level position right out of college. Congratulations!

Now what?

It’s time to get paid, but how do you know that what they are offering is competitive or what you deserve? In a time when the economy is still recovering, knowing how to negotiate your first salary can be important to making or breaking your job acceptance. This can be daunting especially for the first-timer who is clueless about what’s acceptable in their industry. Check out these tips from Brazen Careerist so you won’t make a mistake.

Are Your Expectations Realistic?

The first question is deciding whether the offer is fair or well below the going rate. With so little experience in the job market, this can be a tough one for young careerists to get their minds around.

“There’s so much information that it can be overwhelming. When that happens, I think a lot of young people ignore it and they get frustrated that they’re not familiar with things. They feel a little angry that they aren’t prepared for these ‘real-life things’ that come at them when getting a new job,” Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real Worldrecently told Business Insider.

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