Will asking for more money cause an employer to pull a job offer?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Career counselor Karen Chopra discusses if asking for more money will cause an employer to pull a job offer.

    Host: Will asking for more money cause an employer to pull a job offer?

    Karen James Chopra: It almost never happens when an employer is going to pull a job offer just because you say, "Do you have any flexibility on the salary or could you do any better on the salary?

    "Normally they will just say, "No, that's the best we can do.

    " As long as you are ready to move on to another set of questions, it will be fine. You do need to be careful that you are not being too aggressive in asking for more money and that you are not handing out an ultimatum because that can set an employer off and they may just decide well, if you are going to be difficult now, but as long as you are asking just in a really gentle way, "Can you do any better on the salary?

    " It is highly unlikely that they are going to pull the offer. Indeed, most employers are expecting their candidates to ask for a little something when they negotiate the offer.