You made it through the screening process and interview, and now the job offer is on the table.
Between the offer and your first day on the job leaves one step—discussing compensation and benefits. Unfortunately, job seekers shy away from this—something so crucial to their future.
New hires (both men and women) are so grateful after a long, demanding job search they have little interest in further negotiations. Many will just accept what the company offers, blinded by relief and the desire to go to work!
This can be an expensive error!
In a blog post for ArtOfManliness.com, Brett & Kate McKay discuss the 8 financial questions every new hire should ask —and the best time to ask—when considering a new job:
You’ve rocked the job interview and landed an offer. Way to go! Now comes the part that many dread: talking about the pay and benefits package with their potential employer.
Some men want a job so bad that they’d much rather skip this discussion and accept whatever the company offers them lest they offend their potential employer and lose the opportunity. But doing so can be a costly mistake.
For many young men starting out in life, the fear of this discussion with a potential employer stems from simply not knowing what questions to ask. Sure, discussing salary is obvious, but what other things should you ask about and possibly negotiate?
To find out, we talked to Doug Arms, Senior VP of Accounting Principals. Doug says there are eight basic finance questions you should ask when considering a job offer.
These questions will give you the information you need for possible negotiation (something we’ll cover in a later post) or deciding to accept or decline the offer.
When in the Hiring Process Should You Ask Finance Questions?
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