Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. When a job seeker is introduced to with a job offer, a letter of offer is presented along with the employment contract that states the salary, benefits, and privileges. Often, job seekers jump on the opportunities without further discussions.
Contrary to common conception, negotiation is an important step in getting a job and all job seekers including fresh graduates are given a chance to negotiate. Most fresh graduates are afraid to negotiate because they are most likely inexperienced and have little to offer to the company. However, everyone has the rights to negotiate and it is not as scary as it seems. By simply being well prepared, negotiation should be a natural part of the interview.
Here’s the detailed rights and obligations of the employee and the employer: