Wage for the New Grad

by Mickey Mixon

 

Fresh out of college, most people are excited about landing that first job.  Given that most grads do not have work experience or only had a part time job while in school, it is not easy to secure an executive position right away.

 

Starting from scratch, one has no choice but to start from the bottom in an entry-level position then in time move to the top. The challenge most grads face in applying for a job is the competition. Aside from those who just graduated, there are also those who have left the previous job and are looking for a new one.

 

According to hiring and compensation experts, there is not that much room to negotiate when one is just a fresh grad. This is because that person does not have substantial work experience as basis to negotiate for a higher wage compared to those who have already worked before.

 

The range of the salary fresh grads get are based on the course work finished in college. To those who volunteered to be surveyed, it was found that people who graduated from the sciences were able to get a higher salary compared to those who graduated from the liberal arts.

 

A tip that may help a little in the negotiation process is knowing your potential and not easily giving in or selling yourself short. In the course of an interview, it will boil down to the how much you will be getting. Most fresh grads accept what is given immediately and reply “ok” ending it there.

 

It is best to only talk about the salary after an offer has been made. The applicant can then ask questions such as job responsibilities and mention that the contribution they can give to the company is more important than the salary they will be receiving, showing the recruiter you are a team player.

 

Applicants can negotiate more by doing research on how much other companies are offering for the same job before giving an immediate answer. By knowing that information, it may be possible for you to negotiate the salary offered.

 

Getting a job is not only about a salary. This includes other things that the company offers to its employees and by thoroughly checking out the other benefits and perks, it can also help in deciding whether the applicant should accept the job or not.

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com