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The results of a recent Dice.com survey indicate that the majority of tech professionals happily accept the first compensation offer without negotiating either starting salaries or hourly rates. Just to be clear, allow me to restate – more than half of tech professionals don’t ask for more money, when there’s clearly more money to be had. How much money? In the same survey, respondents indicated that candidate negotiations typically resulted in a 5% bump – not a drop in the bucket when considering the fact that many upper-level healthcare IT professionals are earning well over $100,000 (that’s $5,000, which certainly can add up year after year).
What’s the reason behind the lack of negotiation assertiveness? If it’s due to the fact that candidates believe employees simply won’t negotiate, they are misinformed. So what rationale could there be for healthcare IT job seekers leaving money on the table?
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