I received an offer from a company that I tried to negotiate for more $.They came back with a slightly better deal but didn’t meet me even half way. The TC is only 10% more than what I’m making now and I was hoping for better hike. I sent them an email rejecting the offer, hoping that they would try to negotiate again. Now I’m totally regretting this move cause the role is really exciting + I’m bored at my current job. How bad will it look if I tried to accept offer? Will I look like a fool ? :(

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You should have tried talking to the recruiter before sending an email. Anyhow, try connecting over a phone call now and gauge their sentiment


How much time has passed? You may well have blown it if they already have the spot to another candidate.


They may withdraw their new offer and stick with their original one

Might I recommend you consider comp per hour instead of total comp.when considering new roles


I hate to say this, but consider that ship sailed. There are some important strategies to adhere to for any employment negotiations and you mis-managed this one. The good news is, it sounds like you have the skill set to get job offers you’re interested in. With a little support, you may be able to lock down something even more interesting and better pay. Shoot me a private message if you want to pick my brain a little more


Don't beat yourself on this one, bud. If you really want this job, I personally think it's not too late. Show up now at the recruiter's house, if you can.


I mean…the ship has sailed. This was what you should have thought through before saying no.

There's nothing further you should be initiating at this point.

In the future remember saying 'no' is not a negotiation strategy. There are hundreds of thousands of employees flooding the market from very reputable companies.

Say what you mean and mean what you say. Hard lesson to learn, but next time, map out your full negotiation strategy (that includes 2-3 no's) BEFORE you start negotiating.

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