So you've got a new job offer? Congrats! Now, it's time to make sure you're getting paid what you're worth — one way or the other.
Let's say the salary is a fair number — in line with the market, if a little less than what you wanted. You ask to negotiate (like a boss) but the recruiter says the company can't go any higher. Before you sign on the dotted line, it's important to remember one very critical piece of the puzzle: there's still more on the table. You just have to ask for it.
Over the past year, I've become obsessed with negotiation — mostly because I went so many years without giving it any thought at all. We've written before about the power of negotiation — especially for women and young people. And even if your recruiter says they can't budge on the salary, there are still plenty of other ways to get additional compensation. Before accepting an offer, push for these oft-forgotten perks.