After the Interview

After the Interview

Salary Negotiation - Hints

  • Don't feel obligated to accept the first salary offer.  Negotiate salary if the offer made is inadequate.
  • Don't just focus on salary.  Do look at the entire compensation package.
  • Do try to obtain other concessions (shorter review time, better title, better workspace) or benefits (bonuses, vacation time) if you aren't successful at negotiating a salary you want.

Possible Reasons for Rejection

  • Lack of interest and enthusiasm; passive and indifferent
  • "Know it all" attitude
  • Inability to express oneself clearly -- poor voice, diction, grammar
  • Lack of planning for career; no purpose and goals
  • Poor research prior to interview
  • Lack of confidence and poise; nervousness; ill at ease
  • Over emphasis on money
  • Poor scholastic record
  • Unwilling to start at the bottom
  • Making excuses; evasiveness; hedging on unfavorable factors in record
  • Lack of tact
  • Lack of courtesy; ill mannered
  • Condemnation of past employers
  • Lack of vitality
  • Failing to look interviewer in the eye
  • Limp, fishy handshake
  • Poor personal appearance