What percentage of candidates negotiate offers?
Answer: – C (49%)
CareerBuilder found that an astounding 49% of job candidates never even try to negotiate initial job offers. This number does not surprise me. Based on my experience, the average job seeker is uncomfortable negotiating salaries, unless they are highly assertive individuals. So, rejecting an offer may seem safer for many people rather than putting themselves in a conflicting situation. Our advice is avoid low ball offers and make your initial offer highly competitive.
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