12 Tips On How To Negotiate A Job Offer To Increase Your Starting Salary In Industry

By: Isaiah Hankel

“I’m sorry, that’s the salary cap for this position.” Wait, what? What’s a salary cap? I mean, I’ve heard of a salary cap before, in sports. But these were for professional athletes making millions of dollars. How could a job in industry have a salary cap? I had applied to a product manager position in industry. I went on a series of interviews and finally got a job offer. That’s when the negotiating began. I knew from past job offer negotiations that if I didn’t negotiate, I would look like an amateur. If I didn’t negotiate, the hiring manager would…