Free List of 10 "Bargaining Chips" You Can Negotiate With - Delta Position

Free List of 10 “Bargaining Chips” You Can Negotiate With

By on July 7, 2015

Like a casino player has to have money to buy chips to play, you should always come to the negotiating table with a list of your “bargaining chips” that you must use to turn the process in your favour. That’s the foundation for one of the most important negotiating principles.

Here’s a list of ideas you can use to steer job negotiations your way:

  • Salary
  • Bonus
  • Stock options
  • Benefits (dental insurance, health insurance, etc)
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Vacation days
  • Accelerated performance review cycle (e.g. review your performance after 3 or 6 months instead of a year)
  • Work from home days
  • Perks (tuition allowance, fitness allowance, etc.)
  • “Stronger” title (that can help “beef up” your resume)

Just memorize them, or, better yet, write them down on paper, and rank in order of importance to you, and to “them”. Use this list during the negotiation and win!

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