You just got a job offer! Condragulations! Now it’s time to negotiate… for your life.
But before you start throwing numbers around, there’s something you should understand. Salary—the thing most think of when they are considering the terms of a new job—is but one item on a long list of negotiable items. And while it’s wicked important, your potential employer might not have as much room to adjust there as they do in other areas.
So aside from salary, you need to think about what you need to be happy and comfortable in a new job.
What is going to improve both your financial situation and your overall life? Because if an employer can’t budge on the salary, that doesn’t mean they don’t have something more to offer you in other areas.
So let’s talk benefits, shall we?