first job after college

Posted: June 1, 2015
By: Clay Cerny

 

Jenny Che of The Huffington Post has written an article exploring how new college graduates can earn more on their first job.   Che’s advice can be summed up in one word: Negotiate. According to an expert cited by Che, many companies are willing to increase salaries for new college graduates by as much as 5-10% over the initial offer. If the employer won’t offer more money, it’s possible to negotiate some other aspect of compensation: employer share of health care, education reimbursement, or related benefits. What’s the secret to getting more on your first job? Know you worth, and ask the employer to give a little more.