Job Seekers: How to Negotiate a Higher Offer

Published: May 14, 2009

Smart Money -- Challenging as it is, finding a job in today’s economy is only half the battle. The truly difficult part? Negotiating a decent compensation package. With an average of five unemployed people now vying for each job opening, according to the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute, employers who are hiring can afford to be picky — and tight-fisted.

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