You may be tempted to jump at the first job you’re offered. Remember that—with some exceptions—employers who want to hire you also expect you to negotiate the terms of your employment
What do I do when an employer asks me about my salary or wage expectations?
This is a tricky question for many job search newbies. If you’re just starting out, you may have no idea what most people earn doing the job that you’re applying for. And if you’re thrilled just to be getting a job, you may be tempted to take the first offer without negotiating.