If you don’t negotiate a job offer you could be leaving money on the table.
The website CareerBuilder conducted a survey of almost 3,000 private sector U.S. workers and more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals.
When it comes to who is most likely to negotiate, age is a factor.
“Experience is a factor,” CareerBuilder Senior Career Advisor Ryan Hunt told KTRH News. “Fifty-five percent of workers 35 or older are more inclined to negotiate, as opposed to 18-35 year olds.”
Gender plays a slight role. Men (54%) are more likely than women (49%) to negotiate first offers.
“Hiring managers are sometime locked down to a salary range, but sometimes if they can’t give you that extra 3% on your salary they’ll be able to give you extra perks, and a lot of job-seekers aren’t aware of that,” Hunt continued. “Flexible schedules, which is a big premium and much in demand in the marketplace right now. Often times they’ll give you extra vacation days, or allow you to telecommute at least once a week, if the job allows.”
38% of employers say they would not be able to provide anything.