Competition for IT talent is growing throughout the corporate landscape. However, businesses are looking for quality over quantity when it comes to the IT department. For IT professionals looking to make a splash in the technology landscape, knowing how to market yourself and negotiate during the hiring process can help land a quality job offer.
A recent article from CNN Money examined this idea more closely. The article features interviews with several industry experts to determine how a potential employee can get what they want in a new job and still be a team player. The advice focuses on the moment an IT job has been offered and the negotiations have begun.
The first thing that an employees should do is know what their end goal is. The requirements for accepting a job — money, benefits, perks, responsibilities, etc — need to be known by both sides from the beginning. Also using words like "fair" and "us" sent a strong message of team.
It is also important for employees to understand the importance of equity and stock options, not to go overboard on perk demands and refrain from negotiating just to negotiate.
"If there are too many bumps in the road, everyone will second-guess themselves," says Neil Warlicht, President of Wahl & Case, a Japan-based boutique recruiting firm with a San Francisco office told the news source. "People may start wondering why you're doing this."
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