Not negotiating an initial job offer could mean missing out on roughly $634,000 in salary during a 40-year career, says a recent study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. And worse, that’s a mistake almost half (49%) of all applicants make, CareerBuilder reports. Also revealing: While job seekers’ big fear was that, if they negotiated, the job offer would be rescinded, nearly half of bosses said they’d be open to discussion. “Most employers I’ve spoken with say they expect a negotiation,” says study scribe Crystal Harold, Ph.D. “And where there isn’t room to improve the offer, they’ll indicate they’re giving their final and best.” Next time you land an offer, a little back-and-forth could have big benefits.
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