Aspects of an Offer

There is more to an offer than salary, including an array of non-monetary benefits to be aware of when making a decision. Below is a list of benefits to consider.

Monetary Benefits

  • Salary
  • Bonuses
  • Profit Sharing
  • Stock Options
  • Retirement Plan

Near-Monetary Benefits

  • Insurance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement

Non-Monetary Benefits

  • Job Function
  • Training Travel
  • Start Date
  • Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave
  • Location
  • Flextime
  • Other (laptop, cultural fit, growth options)

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Knowing Your Worth

You are not obligated to take the first offer provided to you by an employer. Take some time prior to do research to determine your worth. Consider the following:

  • Cost of living where you will be employed
  • Average salary for entry-level employees within that industry

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Negotiating Your Offer

After you have completed your research on the cost of living and industry norms, you are ready to assess whether your offer is worthy of negotiation. It’s important to consider your work experience and ensure your experience matches what the organization is seeking. For assistance with negotiating your offer, make an appointment with The Career Center.

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