Negotiating TC

CACI / Eng fPem50
May 12 10 Comments

How soon do I cut to the chase? They held back numbers and made me go first (I know). I went high. They countered low. They said they weren’t like all those other recruiters and that there was no incentive for them to lowball me (I know). We’re supposed to talk again this week. Should I go ahead and get right to my “walk away” number or keep aiming high to try to get them closer first?

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  • Google / Eng
    bonni

    Google Eng

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    Google
    bonnimore
    Know your worth and fight for that. Don't try to "pull one over" and don't devalue yourself either.
    May 12 0
  • Nvidia wagecuck
    Tell them No. remember, they want you.
    May 12 0
  • Verizon Media sxSG85
    Do you have leverage?
    May 12 0
  • VMware hdjsiwn
    You need a competing offer otherwise you may not be able to get what you want.
    May 12 0
  • Nokia iuPU88
    You will spend atleast a couple of years ... so get the TC right else say NO
    May 12 0
  • New / Eng
    griesrt

    New Eng

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    Flipboard
    griesrtmore
    Keep interviewing. Get another offer somewhere else while making inquiry after inquiry.
    May 12 0
  • New qa771
    Know your value and give your Walk away number unless it's your dream company/job.

    It happened to me recently. I walked away because it's not my dream company and the TC they offered is less than what I value
    May 12 0
  • Roku
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    You should walk away.
    May 12 0
  • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
    Actually stating your worth first wasn’t a bad thing. During negotiations people tend to anchor around the first number said. They may still be low but I wouldn’t go for your walk away number for at least one more round.
    May 12 0
  • Google Mr. Glаss
    Company name?
    May 12 0