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|Originally Published: Sunday, 21 May 2000||Author: Jeff Alami|
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Freshmeat: Negotiating for Nerds
Dennis Faust discusses negotiation skills for geeks, and how to use them to land your dream job.
"You are in business for yourself. You just don't know it and most of you don't act like it. I've hired dozens of engineers and have had only a few negotiate AT ALL. Given the value of compensation packages these days, it pays to get educated and to negotiate. This is true even if you are happily and comfortably employed or if you have ten good offers in hand. Never trust headhunters, hiring managers, or human resources personnel to take care of you. All have interests which are not perfectly aligned with yours.
"The only way to make sure you get what you want is to negotiate for it. To negotiate, you need information. Go prepared to every interview where you might be offered a job."