4 Tips for Negotiating Salary During a Recession

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Author : Peggy McKee

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Salary negotiations can be the most stressful part of the entire interview process for candidates.  Ask for too much and they may reconsider their offer; ask too little and you damage your own pocketbook.  And once you’ve given up a number, you can’t go back.  It’s important to remember that any successful negotiation results in a “win-win.”  You’ve got to remember that the company has its own agenda and doesn’t want to make a mistake either—and in a recession, companies are belt-tightening and have their own pressures about keeping costs down.  So how do you succes