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What is the best way to go about negotiating an offer ? Going to receive my first offer post grad soon and have never negotiated an offer before ! Any tips are welcome

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Anchor them high.


Lead the discussion by setting expectations. If they come back with something lower, don’t be afraid to counter but don’t be an a-hole. Also, it helps if you have another offer.


Is it with IBM? Are you joining the EPH program? Or post IBM?

What about negotiating for a higher sign on bonus ?

I’m in the same position as well. What about general advice for consulting offers? ( not just Deloitte)

Always ask for more base coming in the door, especially with a notoriously stingy employer like IBM, where they expect you to feel great about a 1% merit increase. Just ignore bonus so you’re not disappointed later by a target you’ll never actually reach. For any offer, always ask for 10% more. You’ll probably get sign on bonus with a one-year tether, but If you get nothing, walk away knowing they didn’t want you badly enough. I say this if you are in demand and not motivated to make an immediate move. If you’re desperate to move, why are you asking?

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