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Dodd
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Your starting salary and "cheating yourself" shouldn't be used in the same sentence. Accept the offer you find more attractive long term.





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xLxSxUxFxAxNx
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


oh good god don't take the first offer then. like i said there is probably a reason it came quickly.





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guesswho
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


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Just go with the base and expect a 5% raise the following year.


I work for a large company and high achievers get around 2-3% who in the frick do yall work for?






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Coon
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Something about chickens and when they hatch and counting or something.





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Rockyn
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Just realize that if you take a lowball offer to be a team player/just because it's your first gig, your employer is going to own you in future negotiations. It might be good guy Greg making the decisions, but he gets to set the tone.

More intel is needed to assess but realize that if you are too much of a bitch to start, good chance you will likely be treated in kind, even if just subconsciously.

If an offer is low balling, bring your knowledge of the market forward and justify why you're at or above market. If you're offered market, argue at a modest premium and tell them why you're different.

Worst case you get denied. You either take another gig or the company knows you wear pants and will have to cut corners with another scrub come promotion time because margins are being squeezed.



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Tiger Authority
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


bullshite





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Dodd
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Don't listen to rockyn. Sounds like a salesman





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GregMaddux
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


So what do you do mr hard ass





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Rockyn
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Something very far from sales.

Sorry, forget there's so many plebes here.

This thread is better off in MT anyway.



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GregMaddux
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Purchasing?





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Spankum
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


you mean you don't graduate until August and they have already made an offer of permanent employment?...man, that sounds kinda wierd...

do you have exceptionally good grades?...exceptional work experience?....both?...






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drunkenpunkin
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Louisiana
Member since Dec 2011
5202 posts

re: Negotiating salary for first job


I need info on this as well. Except I'm experienced. Have the 2nd interview tomorrow with a company doing basically what I have always done, just in a different vein. Starting salary is X, 14K under where I would like to be. Since its a totally different vein, I'm worried they will try to start me out at X. I'm stressed.





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Dodd
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Member since Oct 2003
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


Rockyn
I saw in your post history you were still in school within the last 3 years so don't try and throw some dumbass knowledge out and get this kid confused.






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LSUTOM07
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
464 posts

re: Negotiating salary for first job


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do you have exceptionally good grades?...exceptional work experience?....both?...


Just over a B average with 2 internships. Nothing spectacular.






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Rockyn
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Tampa Bay
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


I was in fact in grad school within the last 3, but I'm curious as to what that has to do with anything?

It's dumbass knowledge to be cognizant of the effects of setting a poor precedent with respect to future dealings with an employer? If you're dealing with a competitive industry such perspective is mandatory or you will be eaten alive.

Plebes.



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AndyCBR
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


You're negotiating power is limited just out of school.

I would take the best job you can get based on its future opportunity. Prove yourself and you'll be compensated.

You're going to have to show them you can dance in order for them to put something in the hat.

A word of advice:
While it is important to do your job well (functionally), getting along and being personable is equally if not more important.






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Dodd
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Member since Oct 2003
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I would take the best job you can get based on its future opportunity. Prove yourself and you'll be compensated.

Ditto.






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GregMaddux
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


All of this is true unless you're a super awesome baddass alpha male like rockyn. He's groovy





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Dodd
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


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I was in fact in grad school within the last 3, but I'm curious as to what that has to do with anything?

It means you're talking out of your ass. Nothing more.






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LSUTOM07
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Negotiating salary for first job


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I would take the best job you can get based on its future opportunity. Prove yourself and you'll be compensated.


Sounds like this is the consensus. Makes perfect sense to me.

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getting along and being personable is equally if not more important.


I agree with this. I am not your typical numbers crunching engineer. I just have this strong desire to make it to the top.

Everybody has something different that drives them, but promotions and money make me tick. I guess I need to reevaluate how I view success.






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