Hi all, I wanted to ask for some input on salary negotiation.
I have been offered a job with a large local employer. Benefit package matches, maybe even slightly exceeds what my current employer offers (been with them over five years). They have called me couple of days after the interview and after informing me that they would like to have me on the team we started talking $$. After a bit of back-and-forth from both sides I've [foolishly] thrown a number into the conversation. It was a bit higher then what I make now Later that day they came back with an offer that was a little lower then what I told them I'd like.
I'm supposed to get back to them in the next couple of days, and my questions is: do I still try to negotiate for higher pay or agree and accept the offer they made me (would really want to work at this place, but still happy with current employer). I realize if I'm too firm they may say they can't match what I'm asking I may have to walk away form this opportunity.