Ten Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

When the story of how I landed a job at Airbnb went viral, I was surprised at how infatuated people were with my negotiations. Media stories portrayed me as some kind of master negotiator—a wily ex-poker-player who was able to con the tech giants into a lucrative job offer.

This is silly. It’s silly for a lot of reasons, but one of the main ones is that in reality, my negotiation skills are nothing special. There are lots of job candidates who are better negotiators than I, to speak nothing of recruiters and other professional negotiators.

It just so happens that most people don’t negotiate at all, or if they do, they just negotiate just enough to satisfy themselves that they did…

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This kinda ignores rule #0, which he does state but IMHO it should be as a rule: NEGOTIATE! If you don’t even bother, you’re leaving money (or whatever it is you want) on the proverbial table.