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Career Coach: Negotiation Strategies

CHICAO (CBS)– Through this job crisis, CBS 2 is Working For Chicago and working with a career coach every week of this pandemic to bring you advice about looking for and landing a job.

This week our career coach is sharing strategies for negotiating.

“Once you receive a job offer, that’s a great sign and rest assured that companies isn’t making a job offer to someone else ten minutes later, so you have time to consider it,” Lynee Alves, President of Interview Like An Expert, said. “You’ve probably got 24-48 hours to review the offer and assess if it’s a good fit for you.”

You can negotiate your salary or hourly wage, how much vacation time you get, when you start your job, any flexibility in your schedule and even the cost of a professional certification or continuing education courses.

Some topics usually off the table during negotiations: the benefits package and the company’s 401k contributions.

“Don’t do this piecemeal,” Alves said. “Don’t go and negotiate pay and then once you’ve got that settled, go back and try and negotiate vacation time. You want to do this all at once for efficiency sake. On your end and on the company’s end.”

Source: CBS Chicago | News Colony

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